Does a product have to be CE marked?
Developing an innovative product that doesn't exist yet is not an easy task. During the development process, stumble blocks emerge. Our team took the time to talk about CE marking and if it applies to your product or not.
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Our advice to help you figure out whether a product should be CE marked
A CE marking indicates that a product complies with the European relevant rules for that specific product.
The advantage for consumers is that they know that the product is safe. For companies, it indicates that they can trade the product freely within the EU, and that the same rules apply to all manufacturers, distributors, importers, … etc.
These rules are determined per product group in European product directives. For example, there is one for machines, electrical appliances, devices with wireless communication, … etc.
It is up to the manufacturer to find out what those rules are and to apply them to the product. As soon as you have a product on the market, you as a manufacturer are legally obliged to comply with all of those rules.
As long as nothing goes wrong, not much is likely to happen unless you get a routine check-up. However, if a claim occurs – for example, someone suffers an injury, or there is a problem with compatibility with other devices – then you as a manufacturer must be able to submit all your paperwork in the short term. So be prepared.
We hope these tips & tricks will help you get a better idea of how CE marking works!
If you’re in need of a good partner, we can always help you figure this out for your project. Interested? Let’s plan a quick meeting to talk this through!