What is CE Marking & why might you need it?
CE is a mark that designates products’ ability to be sold within the European Economic Area (EEA). By fixing the CE mark on a product, the given product’s manufacture/importers is claiming that the product meets all legal requirements applied within the EEA.
All products bearing the CE marking have free access to the entire market within the European Economic Area (EEA). Products that are not in compliance with the associated directives and do not bear the CE marking, are not permitted to be traded or put into use within the EEA. The same rule applies to all products sold with and within the EEA, including those produced by manufacturers from non-EU countries.
How does CE Marking work?
As is often misunderstood, manufacturers do not always require a third-party certification body, European authority, or national authority to authorize them to affix CE marks to their products – such authorization is only required for dangerous products, such pressure vessels, lifts, machine tools, etc. Except for the exceptions mentioned, manufacturers can affix the CE mark to their products by theirselves, once they conform to all requirements set per the given product(s) CE marking -related standards.
A third party company (e.g. a third-party certification body) may be involved in the CE marking process merely as a service provider, to help the manufacturer verify whether or not they have indeed complied to all requirements set per the given products CE mark –related standards.
In all cases, conformity assessment is a critical to CE marking because those responsible for affixing/trading products with a CE mark that does not conform to CE -related standards can risk fines and sometimes imprisonment. To avoid these risks, it is often the best choice to hire an expert third-party certification body, ideally a Nando Notified Body such as INSPECCO (as is legally required for dangerous products required for certain), to help with CE marking compliance verification.
What products does INSPECCO offer CE Marking services for?
Medical Products (including Medical Devices and In Vitro Diagnostic Equipment)
Appliances Burning Gaseous Fuels
Personal Protective Equipment
Non-automatic Weighing Instruments
Why choose INSPECCO?
INSPECCO is authorized to perform CE marking conformity assessment services via the European Commission, as Nando Notified Body number 2459 under the following EU directives:
2006/42/EC – Machinery Directive
97/23/EC – Pressure Equipment Directive
As a global solution partner of the Turkish Standards Institute (TSE), NANDO Notified Body Number 2459, INSPECCO is also authorized for CE marking services under the following EU directives:
89/686/EEC – Personal Protective Equipment Directive
2009/23/EC (ex-90/384/EEC) – Non-automatic Weighing Instruments Directive
2009/142/EC (ex-90/396/EEC) – Appliances Burning Gaseous Fuels Directive
92/42/EEC – Hot-water Boilers Directive
93/42/EEC – Medical Devices Directive
95/16/EC – Lifts Directive
98/79/EC – In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Directive
Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 – Construction Products Directive
We also have a special team of electrical engineers that offer assessment of conformity services for the following directives (note: these standards do not require a notified body for certification):
2006/95/EC – Low Voltage Directive
2004/108/EC – Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive