Measurement campaign - a horizontal market check
07 december 2018
We have inspected a number of electric and electronic products available on the market, including mobile phones or domestic appliances used for cooking, or even less popular devices such as motion detectors or electrical tools. The inspection covered 251 products. It encompassed 157 devices not using the radio technology, for which the requirements are set out in EMC Directive1, and 94 products using the radio technology (including wifi or bluetooth) covered by the RED Directive2.
To ensure that all products comply with the relevant requirements and are safe for users.
When selecting products to be inspected, our aim was to check the broadest range of devices of various types, brands or models. The inspection involved i.a. technical tests performed at UKE’s Central Laboratory for Technical Research. In addition, the correctness of the documentation accompanying such products was also checked.
For all devices, the inspectors verified whether a given product has the CE labelling3. In addition, it was checked whether the producer or importer had placed on the device or its packaging information on their address and telephone number and information identifying the device, as well as whether the producer had issued a compliance certificate for the offered product. The inspections demonstrated that for 118 products (47%) such information had not been provided.
Technical requirements - tests
As part of the inspection, 81 products (32%) underwent laboratory tests. The tests revealed that 16 products (20% of the tested devices) did not comply with technical requirements.
Additional information on the inspection presented in a graphical form is available in the appendix.
1 Directive 2014/30/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to electromagnetic compatibility (Official Journal of the European Union L 96 of 29.3.2014, page. 79).
2 Directive 2014/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to the making available on the market of radio equipment and repealing Directive 1999/5/EC (Official Journal of the European Union L 153 of 22.5.2014, page. 62).
3 By placing the CE labelling on a product, the manufacturer confirms that the product has been manufactured in compliance with the relevant requirements and is safe for consumers.