Top 12 Secrets about CE Marking Certification of Electrical and Electronic Products
CE Marking Certification Previous year, the EU European Commission released the newest references for the harmonized standards used to demonstrate conformity with the European Union EU Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directive 2004-108-EC and the new R and TTE Directive 1999-5-EC requirements started on January 1/2015. R and TTE are replaced in June 2016 by the RED 2014-53-EC.
Placed on many categories of products, CE Mark certification is mandatory for machinery, electrical and electronic Products, hazardous location Products, medical devices, and other equipment. So if you are looking to sell electronics equipment in the European Market, you will need to apply a CE Marking certification.
Here is Top 12 list of Ultimate Secrets about CE Mark Certification:
- CE Mark certification is a necessary conformity marking for certain equipment sold within the EEA (European Economic Area) since 1985
- CE marking certification stands for Conformity Europeans (French), which means European conformity
- CE certification is a self-declaration where an Exporter, maker, manufacturer, producer, builder confirms compliance with (European Union) EU health, safety, and environmental protection legislation and proves a equipment compliance with appropriate requirements
- With a CE mark certification, your equipment can be sold in the EU and in Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway
- There are six steps to CE certification:
- Identify the relevant directives and standards.
- Verify the equipment specific requirements.
- Identify whether an independent conformity assessment (Notified Body) is necessary.
- Test equipment.
- Create technical documentation.
- Add CE mark certification to the equipment.
- CE mark certification is not evidence of compliance – your technical documentation and the technical file is
- The manufacturer or authorized representative must keep technical documentation for a number of years the number is dependent on the equipment type after the last product has been placed on the market
- Each EU country is responsible to enforce CE certification, by banning products and levying fines for non-compliance
- Unsafe equipment are shared in the EU via RAPEX – a rapid alert system on measures taken to prevent or restrict the marketing or use of equipment posing a serious risk to the health and safety of consumers
- There is a very much alike logo where the CE marking certification stands for Chinese manufacturer or China Export – this has nothing to do with European conformity
- The size of the CE marking certification must be at least 5 mm high. If the appearance or size of a equipment do not allow for the CE marking certification to be affixed to the product itself, the marking has to be affixed to its packaging or accompanying documents
- Pre-testing early in the equipment development process can reduce cost and time to market
EU-CERT has tested thousands of equipment to support CE Marking certification Declarations of Conformity DoC for equipment safety, electromagnetic compatibility, and energy efficiency. Contact us today to tap the experience and skill of the EU-CERT Certification Expert team.