One of the main requirements is for products to be safe. Obviously, safety is subjective and there are a number of ways presented to assess safety. Where specific product directives (EU or EC) exist for the products, these are applicable. Specific products legislation can be divided into CE regulations and others (FCA, C&PC and REACH).
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Most common CE directive are: Toys, Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), Medical devices, Low Volt, Rohs and Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). CE marking is prohibited for products not covered by any CE directive. EU directive 1935/2004 is covering the Food Contact Articles (FCA) and EU directive 1223/2009 the Cosmetics & Personal Care products (C&PC). Directive 1907/2006 concerns the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH).
REACH is a regulation of the European Union, adopted to improve the protection of human health and the environment from the risks that can be posed by chemicals, while enhancing the competitiveness of the EU chemicals industry.
In the absence of specific directives, the General Product Safety Directive (GPSD) has provision for using harmonized European standards listed as supporting the GPSD to provide a presumption of conformity with the requirements, in the same way as CE marking directives. Where such standards do not exist, recourse to other harmonised European standards, national standards and codes of practice and the state of the art etc. can be used to support claims of compliance with the safety requirements.
midocean can always arrange a Declaration of Conformity (DOC) certificate detailing the conformity and responsibility the Company takes on board regarding the safety of the product in question.
All relevant test reports and Declarations of Conformity (DOC) certificates are available to you in our web shop. For an explanation on how to obtain these click here.
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