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Is CE marking mandatory? We briefly explain


What is CE marking?

CE marking stands for “Conformité Européenne” and shows that a product complies with EU legislation. The marking is required for several product categories and is a manufacturer’s declaration that the product meets EU safety standards. It is important to note that the CE mark is not a quality mark, but rather a compliance marker, meaning that the product was evaluated before it was put on the market.

When is CE marking Mandatory?

CE marking is required for several product categories, including toys, electrical equipment, medical devices, machinery, personal protective equipment, construction products and more. Each of these categories has its own specific guidelines and standards that must be met before a product can bear the CE mark. Depending on the category, the process for obtaining CE marking can vary, from self-certification to mandatory independent assessment by designated bodies. A good way to see if CE is mandatory is to use the RFO website. Because of their easy system, that’s how you know if you are required to have CE. This system can be found here.

Briefly, it applies to the following products, among others:

  • Machinery
  • Medical devices
  • Construction Products
  • Toys
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Electrical, electronic and energy related products
  • Medical devices
  • Measuring and weighing equipment
  • Transportation Equipment

The Consequences of Noncompliance

Failure to meet CE marking requirements can lead to significant consequences. This can range from fines and recalls to an outright ban on the sale of the product in the EEA. These consequences can not only cause financial damage, but also severely damage a company’s reputation. CE marking, then, is not something to be taken lightly; it is a crucial aspect of product compliance that requires serious attention.

The importance of compliance

Compliance with CE marking requirements is not only a legal necessity, but also an essential part of ensuring the safety and reliability of products within the EEA. Instrux provides expertise and support in navigating the complex world of product compliance, from interpreting legislation to supporting the certification process. By ensuring your products are compliant, you are investing in the safety of your customers and the integrity of your brand.

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