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.

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.

EU Updates Toy Safety Standards

Safety of Toys

By: Playthings Staff – Gifts and Dec BRUSSELS, Belgium – The European Commission has recently made two updates to its toy safety standards. These changes will affect toy manufacturers and distributors that export product into Europe, according to a report by the Toy Industry Association (TIA). On December 2, the EC published a revised “Guidance Document on Technical Documentation,” to help manufacturers and importers of toys in the EU file comprehensive technical documentation demonstrating compliance of each toy with the requirements of the EU Toy Safety Directive (TSD). Revisions to the Guidance Document include a model letter which toy companies can use to remind suppliers about the need to provide a list of materials, chemicals, and components used in the toy, as well as a model sub-declaration for suppliers to obtain a guarantee that the supplied parts and components have been correctly assessed and comply with the appropriate toy safety requirements for their expected use. The EC also amended current restrictions of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in the REACH Regulation EC 1907/2006 (PAHs are not intentionally added to consumer products but are impurities of various manufacturing processes). The amendments in the new regulation (EU 1272/2013) includes limits for the allowable PAHs in rubber and plastic articles with prolonged skin or mouth contact, with special limits for toys in direct and prolonged or short-term repetitive contact with the skin or oral cavity. Source: Gifts And Decorative Accessories