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.
The Date of Withdrawal (DOW), the official latest date by which the national standards (i.e. EN 60065 & EN 60950-1) conflicting with EN 62368-1:2014 have to be withdrawn, is changed by CENELEC from 20 June 2019 to 20 Dec 2020.
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.
The CNCA (Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People’s Republic of China) has announced a new China Compulsory Product Certification regulation, replacing a prior version from 2002. The new regulation, “Management Requirements on Application of Compulsory Product Certification Mark,” came into effect on March 20, 2018.
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.