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CE Marking Directives

There are over 20 pieces of CE marking Legislation (Directives & Regulations) and if one or more applies to your product, then it is a legal requirement (in most cases) to CE mark it.

Which Legislation applies to my Product?

Each Legislation (Directive or Regulation) has a scope, which describes in detail the types of products to which it applies. The scope is often open to interpretation which can create confusion for manufacturers who are trying to decide if a particular Directive or Regulation applies to their product. To further complicate matters, there are often overlaps with other legislation and specific exclusions for some product types. For example, a mains powered electrical appliance that falls within the scope of the EMC and Low Voltage Directives would be excluded from the scope of these Directives if the appliance is to be declared in compliance with the Medical Devices Directive.

To get a quick answer to this question please call us to find out which Directives apply to your product based on its specific type, classification, characteristics, intended use, and the environment in which it is intended for use.
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The CE Marking Legislation:

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Examples of CE marked products under CE Marking Directives
Examples of some products that can be CE Marked; such as an wireless communication device, PPE or an electrical appliance.

What if no CE Marking Legislation applies?

My product does not fall within the scope of any of the above Directives; do I still need to CE mark my product?

No! It is illegal to incorrectly CE mark your product, or to do so when the product does not fall within the scope of any of the Directives listed above, however, there are many other European product compliance Directives that may apply to your product that you may need to meet, some of which have their own individual marking requirements.

Other related Legislation

WEEE SymbolThere are many other Directives, Regulations or EU commission Decisions that are closely related to CE Marking and European product compliance such as; the General Product Safety Directive, the WEEE Directive (WEEE symbol, pictured right), and the Batteries and Accumulators (and Waste Batteries and Accumulators) Directive to name but a few. Some of these Directives/Regulations are mandatory, whilst others are not, depending on several factors.

Other Related Legislation

For more information regarding each of these Product Compliance Directives and their individual requirements, please refer to the following page, or call us on 01564 792349 to discuss which of these Directives apply to you and your products.