New Lists of European Harmonised Standards Published

List of European harmonised standards

On the September 8, 2017, the European Commission published a new list of European harmonised standards for the following directives: the Low Voltage Directive (2014/35/EU) the ATEX Directive (2014/34/EU) If any of these directives apply to your products, we recommend you to check if the standards you or your suppliers have used have been amended, or that new relevant standards have been included in the list. The following standards have been added to the list for the Low Voltage Directive: EN 60335-2-9:2003 – Household and similar electrical appliances — Safety — Part 2- 9: Particular requirements for grills, toasters and similar portable cooking appliances – IEC 60335-2-9:2002 (Modified); EN 60335-2-9:2003/A2:2006 – IEC 60335-2-9:2002/A2:2006; EN 60335-2-9:2003/A13:2010/AC:2012 ; EN 60335-2-9:2003/A13:2010/AC:2011 ; EN 60335-2-9:2003/A13:2010 ; EN 60335-2-9:2003/A12:2007 ; EN 60335-2-9:2003/A1:2004 IEC 60335-2-9:2002/A1:2004 . The following standards have been added to the list for the ATEX Directive: EN 1839:2017 – Determination of the explosion limits and the limiting oxygen concentration (LOC) for flammable gases and vapours; EN 14986:2017 – Design of fans working in potentially explosive atmospheres; EN ISO 16852:2016 – Flame arresters — Performance requirements, test methods and limits for use (ISO 16852:2016); EN 60079-30-1:2017 – Explosive atmospheres — Part 30-1: Electrical resistance trace heating — General and testing requirements (IEC/IEEE 60079-30-1:2015 (Modified)). The PDF documents with the new lists of standards have been added to the CE Marking Library of our online platform already. The new and amended standards are being included in the standards database. If you have questions, please let us know.

Is the future of the CE marking’s regulatory system in danger?

Court Decisions

Last week, this  blogpost of the good folks at European Law Blog was brought to our attention. In a well written article, Megi Medzmariashvili informs us about an interesting case that will be brought to the European Court of Justice soon. This ‘James Elliot Construction case’ concerns the interpretation of the practice of ‘attaching’ harmonised standards to European directives and regulations. This practice is a specific feature of the CE marking directives and the EU’s regulatory approach called the New Legislative Framework. If the European Court of Justice will follow the opinion of the Attorney General in this case, this could lead to end of one of the corner stones of the CE marking system: the referring to standards developed by private standardisation bodies. It also potentially endangers the European standardisation’s financial model and it could bring an end to the protection of harmonised standard’s copyrights. We’ll be following the developments in this case with great interest! We thank European Law Blog and Megi Medzmariashvili for allowing us to repost their blog post here:

List of Standards for Machinery Updated

On July 11, 2014 the European Commission has published an updated list of European harmonized standards that pertain to the Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC) in the Official Journal of the European Union. Besides updates to existing standards, this list (2014/C 220/01) also contains 16 new standards.

European Commission Updates the List of Harmonized Standards for the EMC Directive 2004/108/EC

List of EMC standards

The European Commission has published the list of titles and references of harmonised standards under Union harmonisation legislation in accordance with the Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive 2004/108/EC. Are you a manufacturer of products that need to comply with the EMC Directive? Then this list concerns you. If you have applied standards to prove compliance with the aforementioned directive, we recommend you to check the new list of standards to see if any of the standard you applied have been updated, or whether there are new standards available for your products. When standards have been updated by this list, you need to re-evaluate your products against the updated standard and update your Declaration of Conformity. The complete list can be downloaded here. The updated list of standards can be found in our Library shortly.

New List of Standards for the CE Marking of Lifts

Lifts

The European Commission published a new list of European harmonized standards for the CE marking of lifts earlier today. The standards on this list may be used in the conformity assessment of lifts.

List of European Electrical Safety Standards Updated

Electrical safety

Manufacturers of CE marked electrical equipment listen up: this week, the list of European harmonized standards that pertain to the European Low Voltage Directive (2006/95/EC) has been updated. This means you need to check if the standards you have applied for the CE marking testing or conformity assessment of your equipment have been updated, or whether new relevant standards have been introduced.