Battery Powered Beauty Products minimum Legal Certifications Requirements

controlz

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Hello,

We will shortly be launching our own brand of battery powered beauty products (Shavers and Epilators). These will run on 2 x AA batteries.

I was wondering what the minimum legal certifications requirements are? I'm guessing just EMC compliance, or does this require RoHS, technical files and a 3rd party assessment too?

Many Thanks
 
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Marcelo

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Hello,

We will shortly be launching our own brand of battery powered beauty products (Shavers and Epilators). These will run on 2 x AA batteries.

I was wondering what the minimum legal certifications requirements are? I'm guessing just EMC compliance, or does this require RoHS, technical files and a 3rd party assessment too?

Many Thanks
You probably need to comply with the Low Voltage Directive - 2006/95/EC. A quick look at harmonized standards for that directive reveled that EN 60335-2-8:2003
Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety -- Part 2-8: Particular requirements for shavers, hair clippers and similar appliances
IEC 60335-2-8:2002 (Modified) is harmonized. If your device falls under the standard scope, you clearly would need to comply with the directive.

This was just a quick check. What you have to do is to analyze the scope of the directive itself.
 

controlz

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You probably need to comply with the Low Voltage Directive - 2006/95/EC. A quick look at harmonized standards for that directive reveled that EN 60335-2-8:2003
Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety -- Part 2-8: Particular requirements for shavers, hair clippers and similar appliances
IEC 60335-2-8:2002 (Modified) is harmonized. If your device falls under the standard scope, you clearly would need to comply with the directive.

This was just a quick check. What you have to do is to analyze the scope of the directive itself.
These devices DO NOT use mains power - just regular AA batteries. As such I didn't think the LVD or Household directives would be necessary?
 

Marcelo

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But you are right, it probably does not apply. You may take a look at the General product safety Directive 2001/95/EC, then.
 
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Marcelo

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Would I require RoHS?
RoHS is applicable to

Categories of EEE covered by this Directive
1. Large household appliances.
2. Small household appliances.
3. IT and telecommunications equipment.
4. Consumer equipment.
5. Lighting equipment.
6. Electrical and electronic tools.
7. Toys, leisure and sports equipment.
8. Medical devices.
9. Monitoring and control instruments including industrial monitoring and control instruments.
10. Automatic dispensers.
11. Other EEE not covered by any of the categories above.
So I think it would apply, but I?m not totally familiar with RoHS for non-medical devices.


And as I mentioned before, probably the General product safety Directive 2001/95/EC would apply too.
 
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