In order to be sold on the European market, electrical and electronic products and telecommunication equipment must obtain a CE marking to ensure that the proposed European Union requirements for safety, health and environmental protection are respected.
Sicom Testing It performs all the techniques and prepare the documentation test for CE certification of various types of products, among which:
- radio transmitters and receivers (remote controls, Wi-Fi, Zigbee, short-range devices and other SRD)
- domestic appliances
- products used in railways and in the marine sector
- Automation and control systems
- components for home automation
- electrified furniture
- mobile phones
- satellite tracking
How to obtain the CE mark
For manufacturers, the procedure for obtaining the CE mark is divided into the following phases, for which you can turn to an experienced laboratory as Sicom Testing.
- Identification the essential requirements of the EU directives in relation to the product to be certified.
- Check the compliance of the product to the specific requirements of European legislation. The application of harmonized standards in a comprehensive manner is the simplest and least expensive route to assess the conformity of products. Alternatively, you can opt for other technical and procedural solutions, especially in those cases where there are no harmonized standards suitable to the product.
- Provision a technical dossier that collects all the documentation necessary to identify the product and verify compliance with the requirements of the applicable directive.
- Placement CE mark to be visible, legibly and indelibly.
- Drafting the Declaration of Conformity indicating that the product conforms to all legal requirements.
The CE mark is valid for products manufactured both inside and outside the European Community, and it is required for their marketing within the Community.
Obligations of importers
The importers may place on the European market only products that comply with CE standards.
It is the importer's obligation to ensure that the manufacturer has:
- performed the appropriate assessment procedure
- prepared the technical documentation
- affixed the CE symbol
- the product accompanied with the prescribed documents
- complied with the mandatory requirements of identifying the product and the manufacturer
Where an importer considers that a device does not meet the requirements of conformity, can not place the product on the market until it is brought into conformity. Moreover, if there are possible reasons for risk, it must inform the manufacturer and the supervisory authorities.
Importers must identify on the device indicating their name, their registered trade name or their brand adding a postal address or a document accompanying the apparatus that provides the competent authorities the necessary data for a possible contact.
An importer is considered a manufacturer and is subject to the obligations of the manufacturers where he places a product on the market under its own name or trademark, or when making changes to a product already on the market in such a way as to influence compliance with the applicable directives.
Distributors must know which products must have CE certification and meet accompanying documentation. Moreover, They must be able to recognize clearly non-compliant products. In general they should also be able to demonstrate that they have exercised due diligence and taken the control measures required for the products they marketed.
A distributor is considered a manufacturer and is subject to the obligations of the manufacturers where he places a product on the market under its own name or trademark, or when making changes to a product already on the market in such a way as to influence compliance with the applicable directives.
The main reference directives applied by Sicom Testing:
- 2014/53/EU concerning radio equipment and repealing Directive 1999/5 / EC
- 2014/30/EU on the electromagnetic compatibility
- 2014/35/EU relating to making available on the market electrical equipment It intended to be used within certain voltage limits
- Council Recommendation 1999/519/EC relating to the limitation of the 'exposure of the population to electromagnetic fields 0 Hz a 300 GHz
- 2002/96/EC on trash of electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE)
- 2001/95/EC on the general safety products
- 2008/57/EC relative to 'Interoperability Community
- 2014/90/EU (ex 96/98 / EC) on 'marine equipment