The products Tralert® carries are all CE-certified. The CE marking indicates that the product meets legal requirements. Among other things in the field of safety, health and environment.
For which products is a CE-marking mandatory?
Most industrial products that appear on the market within the European Union (EU) must be CE-certified. This indicates that the product meets legal requirements, including safety, health and environmental requirements. The CE marking can be recognized by the letters C and E, as shown here.
CE-markings are mandatory for more than 20 product groups
The CE markings are mandatory for more than 20 different product groups. Think of LED lighting, construction products, gas appliances, toys, measuring instruments, cell phones and elevators. The Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland (RVO.nl) has an overview of guidelines included with a CE-marking.
the manufacturer is responsible for applying the CE marking
It is the manufacturer's responsibility to determine whether a product meets the requirements for a CE-marking. The manufacturer must also apply a CE-marking on the product's casing or packaging. Is the product made outside the European Economic Area (EEA)? Then the importer of the product must check whether the product meets the legal requirements. And therefore also whether the product carries the CE-marking.
Does the importer market the products under his own name? Then he takes over the responsibilities of the manufacturer and has to apply the CE-marking himself. The seller is not allowed to apply a CE-marking to a product for which it is not mandatory. If he does, he is guilty of deception.
For certain product groups, sellers can carry out the tests for a CE-marking themselves. For other product groups, they must involve an institution approved by the government.
Products with a CE-marking can be marketed freely
Sellers may freely market all products with a CE-marking within the EEA. National governments may not impose any additional requirements.
In the Netherlands, various authorities inspect products for which a CE-marking is mandatory. For example, the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority checks whether gas appliances meet the legal requirements and the Inspectorate SZW looks at equipment in explosive atmospheres. RVO.nl provides an overview of the inspection authorities for each product group.
Products that do not correspond with CE-marking requirements
A product that does not meet the legal requirements will not receive a-CE marking. This only applies if a CE-marking is mandatory within that product group. If an inspection authority finds a product that wrongly bears a CE-marking, various measures are possible. For example, the inspection authority can require the manufacturer to modify the product or remove the product from the market. Serious cases can even lead to criminal prosecution.
Requirements for LED vehicle, signal and work lighting
In order to qualify for a CE-marking, the product in question must be proven to comply with the following regulations:
- Guideline 2014/35/EU Low voltage guideline
(Note: applicable for electrical equipment designed for a rated direct current (DC) between 75V and 1,500V)
- Guideline 2001/95/EG General product safety
- Guideline 2014/30/EU Electromagnetic compatibility
(For TRALERT® products this is explained in detail in the ECE-R10 regulations)
- Guideline 2011/65/EU Restriction of the use of certain hazardous materials and substances in electrical and electronic equipment
(Known as the RoHS guideline)