The Multiple Functionalities of CE Marking
When wanting to sell or market your products in the European Union countries, it is required that your products have the CE Mark on them. Now the CE Mark exactly means European Conformity or a green signal to signify that your products are safe to use in the European market. There are about 27 members in the European Union who follow this marking and if you want to market your products in these 27 countries you need to make sure the products marked with the emblem of the CE Mark. Products need to be assessed and then a decision on their validity and complexity needs to be taken. Depending on this you need to mark the CE mark on your products. The requirements to get this marking need to be determined by the manufacturer itself. However is the importer of the person who is going to sell the products in the European Union, is going to sell them under his banner then he needs to make sure all the requirements for getting the CE mark are fulfilled. For products which have a less risk factor are easier to market. All the manufacturer needs to do is fill up the Declaration of Conformity and put the mark on the products before they are sold. For products with a high risk factor involved, need to be marked only after a third party company responsible for assessment of products gives a green signal. This third party will examine the products and assess them for their usability and validity in the European market. Then they are certified once found clean. All the products which get a clean chit would have a Declaration of Conformity with them which has all the essential details on it. These details include the name of the manufacturer, address and other details. The declaration would also have the name of the third party which checked the products. The CE mark would help the consumers to know that the product they are going to use has been inspected and is safe to use. The CE mark is also used when products are to be sold in the USA and Canada. The minimum safety norms and terms have been followed before the product is sold in the market. Consumers would be more confident and would feel safe that they are not using any unauthorized products which can cause danger to their and their loved ones lives.
The CE Mark is required in products such as construction material, electrical appliances, gas appliances, boilers for hot water, explosives, devices for medical use, machinery small/big, telecommunication devices and radios, toys and even boats. There are plenty of more products which need the CE mark before being sold. The third party inspections services provider needs to follow certain rules and regulations while checking the products. The usability of the products, the age of the consumers who would be using it and the hazard levels need to be checked and only then is the marking certification given.