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From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Nigel Winterbottom)
Subject: Re: Obtaining CE approval?
Date: Sun, 08 Sep 2002 13:30:31 GMT
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On Tue, 3 Sep 2002 19:00:49 +0000 (UTC), JHB@jita.nospam.demon.co.uk (Jim
>On Tue, 3 Sep 2002 03:43:16, "Adam Aglionby"
>> Just a quick question about what is required for a electrical product to
>> obtain a CE mark for sale in the European Union.
>> If a product has UL and ETL listing for the US market is it likely to be
>> eligible for a CE mark with relatively few formalities?
>> Or will it still need laboratory testing for the European market?
>CE marking indicates that the product complies with the relevant EC
>directives. There are a relatively small number of directives that are
>applicable to CE marking. EMC is probably the best known but others
>affect pressure vessels etc.
>The purpose of CE marking is to allow goods to be sold throughout the
>EC. The CE mark does not directly show compliance with any standards.
>The key document is the CE Cerificate of Conformance that states which
>directives apply and when your product was first CE marked. The CE
>mark should also carry the year of first marking.
>A search on the web should reveal more than you want to know.
>Jim Backus OS/2 - smarter than the average operating system
>bona fide replies to jimb(at)jita(dot)demon(dot)co(dot)uk
This year of 1st marking makes no sense. The CE mark means that the product
meets ALL applicable directives that are in force at the time of sale. Just
because a product "passed" in 1995 does not necessarily mean that it "passes" in
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