The ‘Date of Withdrawal’ (DOW) for the European standards for IT products (EN 60950-1) and audio/video products (EN 60065), which conflict with the combined new hazard based standard (EN 62368-1), has been changed by the European standards body CENELEC from 20 June 2019 to 20 December 2020.
In 2017, the Rapid Alert System (RAPEX) for dangerous products was used by national authorities in the EU more than 2000 times. At the top of the list of hazardous items were toys, cars and motorcycles.
Investigations by European market surveillance authorities demonstrate an increase of illegal and dangerous products being brought into Europe.
The most recent survey showed that 58 percent of electrical/electronic products were not in compliance with the European regulations. This entails potential safety risks for the consumers as well distortion of business competition.
Nemko Canada Inc., a division of Nemko AS, headquartered in Oslo, Norway, is expanding its extensive market access service in North America by opening a new test laboratory in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada.
A remotely operated robot (shown on the right) becomes the classroom ‘eyes and ears’ of children with long-term illness.
It has been developed by the Norwegian company No Isolation, and was recently tested and certified by Nemko before being placed on the market.
Formerly underdeveloped regions in Africa are now quickly advancing in technologies like state-of-the-art systems for communication and systems for electrical power generation and distribution, including local grids.
For electrical products on the GSO ‘List 2’ under the regional Gulf Technical Regulation; it is hereafter a prerequisite for obtaining shipment-CoC (Certificate of Conformity) as needed for market access in Saudi Arabia, to have a product certificate issued by a Gulf Notified Body and associated G-marking.
A remotely operated robot that becomes the classroom ‘eyes and ears’ of children with long-term illness was developed by the Norwegian company No Isolation, which relied on Nemko for testing, inspection and certification services.