List of Products Covered by CE Marking: An Overview

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Planning to import and sell products in the European Union, but not sure if your products must be CE marked? In this guide, we list toys, watches, electronics, PPE, and other products that fall within the scope of one or more CE marking directives and regulations in the EU. Continue reading List of Products Covered by CE Marking: An Overview

E-Bike Regulation & Standards in the European Union: An Overview

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E-bike Regulations in European Union

E-bikes are subject to various regulations and safety standards in the European Union. These cover everything mechanical safety of the bike frame to battery safety and electrical compliance requirements.

In this guide, we explain what importers and manufacturers must know about the Machinery Directive, EN 15194, CE marking, documentation, and lab testing requirements applicable to e-bikes.

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Electronic Product Regulations in the European Union: An Overview

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Electronic and electrical products imported and manufactured in the European Union are subject to safety standards, labeling, documentation, and testing requirements. In this guide, we explain what you must know about the RoHS Directive, Low Voltage Directive, CE marking, technical documentation, and more.

This article also covers some of the compliance risks that EU importers and producers should be aware of when it comes to electronics.
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Sunglasses and Eyewear Regulations in the European Union: An Overview

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Are you importing sunglasses or eyewear into the European Union? Sunglasses and eyewear are considered to be personal protective equipment, and therefore are subject to the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Regulation.

Besides this, sunglasses and eyewear are subject to different regulations and standards to ensure the safety of the wearer, such as the REACH regulation.
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List of CE Marking Directives and Regulations: An Overview

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The CE mark indicates that a product is compliant with all applicable directives and regulations – which in turn requires the CE mark. Such ‘CE marking directives’ and regulations apply to a wide range of products, including electronics, toys, helmets, sunglasses, and medical devices.

In this guide, we list the directives and regulations for which the CE mark is required. Each directive and regulation also includes a product list and other requirements that EU importers and manufacturers must be aware of.

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CE Marking and Product Lab Testing: A Practical Guide

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Product lab testing is in practice required when importing or manufacturing electronics, toys, sunglasses, and other products which require CE marking in the EU. In this guide, we cover everything from testing costs to identifying relevant standards for CE marked products.
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CE Marking Responsibilities for Manufacturers: A Complete Guide

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CE marking is required for electronics, toys, PPE, medical devices, and many other products in the European Union. Manufacturers have certain obligations when it comes to ensuring that their products are safe, tested, documented, and correctly labeled.

In this guide, we explain what manufacturers are required to do in order to ensure compliance with one or more CE marking directives – and what the consequences of failing to do so might be. Continue reading CE Marking Responsibilities for Manufacturers: A Complete Guide

CE Marking Responsibilities for Importers: A Complete Guide

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Planning to import electronics, toys, protective equipment, or medical devices to the European Union? If yes, then you need to ensure that your imported products are correctly CE marked. However, CE marking is far more complex than simply affixing the compliance mark itself.

In this guide, I explain the CE marking process, including risks and common misconceptions, when importing products to the European Union. Continue reading CE Marking Responsibilities for Importers: A Complete Guide

EN 71 Toy Safety Lab Testing: A Complete Guide

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EN 71 is harmonised in the European Union, under the Toy Safety Directive. This means that toys imported and manufactured in the EU must be fully tested and compliant with all applicable EN 71 standards.

In this guide, we explain what EN 71 is, how to assess which parts apply, whether testing is mandatory, costs, and much more.

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List of CE Marking Service Companies: Our Top 11 Picks

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Looking for a consultant or other service provider to help you understand CE marking? In this article, we list software tools, consulting companies, and testing and certification companies offering a wide range of CE mark-related compliance services.

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