Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU: Long Expected Update List of Standards

Last year, the Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU (RED) came into force. From the 12th of June 2017, this directive will replace the RTTE Directive 1999/05/EC. One of the problems is that the list of European Harmonised standards for the RED does not yet contain all the standards that are on the list of the RTTE Directive. In this video, Han and Pieter Robben from American Certification Body discuss what the consequences are of these differences in lists of harmonised standards.

The new list that has been published does contain the standard EN 300 328. This is the standard for 2.4 GHz Wireless like WiFi and Bluetooth. That means that many products that are using wireless communication now have the standard they needed to make the transition from the RTTE Directive to the Radio Equipment Directive.
What about the other standards that are on the list for the RTTE Directive, but not yet on the list for the Radio Equipment Directive? Where can you find the new standards? Do you need to re-test? Watch the video and get answers to all these questions.

For our platform users: The new list of standards has been added to the CE Library and to the standardisation database.

If you have questions, please let us know.

Three New European Standards will improve safety of internal window blinds

CEN, the European Committee for Standardization published three new European Standards, which come to help improving the safety of internal window blinds and reduce risk to children. These standards are aimed in particular at reducing the risk of accidents associated with the cords that are used to operate window blinds.

Updated List of European Harmonized Standards for the Personal Protective Equipment Directive 89/686/EEC Published

Personal Protective Equipment

On December 13 2013, the European Commission published an updated list of the European harmonized standards that pertain to the Personal Protective Equipment Directive (89/686/EEC). The standards on this list may be used by personal protective equipment manufacturers to prove that their equipment complies with the essential requirements of this directive.