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.
The European Commission has published a new list of European harmonised standards for the Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC). If you are a machine manufacturer with CE marked machinery, we recommended you to download the new list and check if the standards you applied have been amended. The list may also contain newly adopted standards that apply to your machinery.
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:
On Friday 27 April 2012, the European Commission published updated lists of the European harmonized standards that pertain to the Medical Devices Directive (93/42/EC), In Vitro Diagnostics Directive (98/79/EC), and the Active Implantable Medical Devices Directive (90/385/EEC). The standards on these lists may be used by manufacturers to prove that their equipment complies with the essential requirements of this directive. The updated list are important to all manufacturers of CE marked medical devices, active implantable medical devices and in vitro diagnostics that have used European harmonized standards to prove CE compliance. If you have applied standards to prove compliance with the aforementioned directives, re-evaluate your products against the updated standards and update your Declaration of Conformity.
On Friday 4 May 2012, the European Commission published an updated list of the European harmonized standards that pertain to the ATEX Directive (94/9/EC), the European CE directive that applies to equipment used in potentially explosive atmospheres. The standards on this list may be used by manufacturers to prove that their equipment complies with the essential requirements of this directive. The list introduces two new European harmonized standards: 1. EN 13617-2:2012 Petrol filling stations – Part 2: Safety requirements for construction and performance of safe breaks for use on metering pumps and dispensers. This standard replaces the 2004 version with the same number. By 30 September of 2012 the new standard must be applied in order to keep benefiting the presumption of conformity. 2. EN 60079-11:2012 Explosive atmospheres – Part 11: Equipment protection by intrinsic safety ‘i’ (IEC 60079-11:2011). This standard replaces the EN 60079-11:2007 + EN 60079-27:2008 + EN 61241-11:2006. By 4 August of 2014 the new standard must be applied in order to keep benefiting the presumption of conformity. This updated list is also important to all manufacturers of CE marked ATEX that have used European harmonized standards to prove CE compliance. 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 updated list of standards can be found in our Library shortly.