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 Responsibilities for Manufacturers

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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CE Marking Responsibilities for Importers

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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Which Countries Accept CE Marked Products?

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CE marking is mandatory for electronics, toys, medical devices, PPE, and many other products in the European Union. That being said, the CE mark is sometimes compulsory for certain products in countries outside the EU – including Turkey. In other countries, certain aspects of the CE mark process – such as EN standards – are recognized.

In this guide, we explain what you need to know about the status of CE-marked products and EN standards in the United Kingdom, Turkey, Israel, Switzerland, Singapore, Australia, the United States, and elsewhere.

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Electronic Product Lab Testing in the European Union: A Complete Guide

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Verifying compliance with the Low Voltage Directive, RoHS, EMC Directive, RED and other EU electronics compliance requirements require lab testing. In this guide, I share my experience with electronics lab testing – including cost examples, failure risks, using supplier test reports, and much more. Continue reading Electronic Product Lab Testing in the European Union: A Complete Guide

Toy Safety Directive: An Essential Guide for EU Importers

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Toys sold in the European Union must comply with the Toy Safety Directive. Ensuring compliance with the Toy Safety Directive, in turn, requires that the importer or manufacturer follows certain safety standards, documentation, labeling, and lab testing requirements.

In this guide, we explain what importers and manufacturers must know about EN standards, DoC, user manuals, lab testing, CE marking, compliance risks, and more.

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RoHS Product Lab Testing: A Complete Guide

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The Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive restricts chemicals and heavy metals in electronic products imported to or manufactured in the European Union. Ensuring compliance requires lab testing at some level in the supply chain – be it the final assembled product, individual components, or even raw materials. In many cases, importers opt for a combination of these.

In this guide, we explain what you must know about RoHS lab testing options, costs, substance limitations, compliance risks, Amazon requirements, and more. Continue reading RoHS Product Lab Testing: A Complete Guide