Products not subject to CE marking: good practices for safety and compliance

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The CE marking is a mandatory conformity mark for many products sold and marketed in the European Union (EU). However, there are products that are excluded from the obligation to bear the CE marking according to the EU product directives. In this article, we will explore which products are not subject to CE marking, the product directives involved… Read more

Safety Gate: the rapid alert system for non-food products

The Safety Gate (formerly called Rapid Alert System, RAPEX) is a European Community information exchange system regarding dangerous non-food products. The Safety Gate enables the rapid exchange of information between EU Member States and the European Commission on dangerous non-food products that may put at risk… Read more

Malfunctioning products and counter-verification of certification tests

In the life of a product, even after it has been placed on the market, problems related to operation may arise, very often when the device is already in the hands of end users. Problems related to safety and functionality which, therefore, undermine the authority of the manufacturing (or distributing) company, putting its relationship of trust with the customer at risk. In the case of … Read more

Electronic devices for the Army and Police between CE marking and safety

Defense electronics - and in general military electronics and those dedicated to police bodies - is made up of complex electronic devices and systems, whose very high technological qualities are capable of protecting national security. These are more than sophisticated systems, dedicated to activities such as detection, communication, protection and... Read more

Machine evaluation: apply the three-step rule to ensure machine safety

Directive 2006/42/EC has the dual purpose of harmonizing the health and safety requirements applicable to machinery, while ensuring the free circulation of the same within the EU market. As is known, the machine must be designed and built in such a way as to carry out its function without endangering those who use it. This principle… Read more

Ovens and danger warnings: regulatory developments

In the past it was very common to find - on microwave ovens or other types of ovens - a warning on the lid that indicated "Danger: hot surface". Over the years, this type of warning has almost disappeared, in relation to a restriction contained in the harmonized standard of the European Commission, which marked the update... Read more

Ozonizers for environmental sanitation: technologies and peculiarities

The sanitation and disinfection of public and private environments and means of transport are among the most sought-after methods for containment of the health emergency resulting from the spread of COVID-19. The scenario of the most used technologies sees the primacy of those based on ozonation, ionization, photocatalysis, filtering which prove to be fundamental for reducing the transmission of ... Read more

The harmonized standard EN 50360

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The EN 50360 standard deals with the limit values for human exposure to electromagnetic fields that radio equipment used in contact with the ear must respect in their normal operation. The objective of the standard is to demonstrate compliance of devices with basic restrictions and exposure limits regarding human exposure to electromagnetic fields. The EN standard… Read more

The harmonized standard EN 60529

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The EN 60529 standard describes a system for classifying the degree of protection provided by the enclosures of electrical and electronic equipment. The degree of protection is indicated through the IP (Ingress Protection) code which expresses the level of protection of the enclosures for electrical equipment against access to dangerous parts inside the enclosure and against ... Read more

The Low Voltage Directive (LVD)

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Directive 2014/35/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council - dated 26 February 2014 and implemented in Italy by Legislative Decree no. 86 of 19 May 2016 - harmonizes the legislation of the Member States in relation to electrical equipment intended to be used within specific voltage limits. The directive aims to ensure that… Read more

The General Product Safety Directive 2001/95/EC

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There are products, including many everyday objects, which are not subject to specific safety regulations. Although many entrepreneurs do not know it, these goods are regulated by Directive 2001/95/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council relating to general product safety, which encompasses and regulates all products, and… Read more

Safety and Health at Work

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Safety at work includes a series of measures aimed at protecting those who work in risky situations and protecting their health from accidents or occupational diseases. The working environment can present various risks due to physical, chemical, electrical agents or exposure to electromagnetic fields. Although most sources of… Read more