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Eurofins Product Testing - CE marking

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The CE mark is a prerequisite for a number of products for being marketed in the European Union. The EU Commission says:

By affixing the CE marking on a product, the manufacturer declares on his/her sole responsibility that the product is in conformity with the essential requirements of the directives that apply to it and that the relevant conformity assessment procedures have been fulfilled. Thus products bearing the CE marking benefit from free circulation in the European Market.

The required declaration of product properties are laid down in European norms issued by CEN.

Please note also another important remark on the website of the European Commission:

Not all products must have CE marking. It is compulsory only for most of the products covered by the New Approach Directives. It is forbidden to affix CE marking to other products.

Please note that a CE marking does not indicate that a product have been approved as safe by the EU or by another authority. It does not indicate the origin of a product either.

You can find information on CE marking tailored for manufacturersimportersdistributors and consumers.

CE mark is administered in a very different manner when compared between different product groups. This regards both how challenging the specifications are, and how tight is the net of monitoring and control by independent certification and inspection agencies, the so-called notified bodies. Any notified body has to be approved by a EU member state. The approval is valid only for a certain, well-defined area.

At present, several laboratories within Eurofins Group are operating such notified bodies for CE marking of toys, medical devices, construction products, personal protective devices, aspects of machinery safety, lifts and more.

For more details, please see our notifications at NANDO database:

Please see also a complete list of notified bodies, and for what areas they are approved, at NANDO database.

If you need CE marking then just contact our national organisations or our specialists.