The Government has announced the creation of a new Office for Product Safety and Standards, following a recommendation made by the Working Group on Product Recalls and Safety, a group of product and fire safety specialists that was established in October 2016. The new office will offer advice and support to trading standards departments within local
The radio equipment directive came into force on the 13th of June this year with a transition period finishing on the 13th of June 2017. The problem is that many of the relevant harmonised standards which manufacturers may use to prove compliance with the directive and self certify their products will not be ready by
The EMC (Electro-Magnetic Compatibility) Directive 2004/108/EC is one of a number of CE Marking Directives that have been recast to bring them into line with EU Decision No. 768/2008/EU New Legislative Framework (NLF) introduced in 2008. The recast Electromagnetic Conformity (EMC) 2014/30/EU directive came into force on the 18th April 2014. The old directive 2004/108/EC was repealed on the
Just before Christmas the problems with hoverboards hit the headlines. CEM International as a notified body for the Toy Directive, Low Voltage Directive (LVD), Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive (EMC), and Machinery Directive were perfectly placed to be able to determine the cause of the problems. Centre Testing International, our test lab had it been used would
The UK government may be in tatters, our prime minister has resigned, Mr Corbyn has lost 20 of his 31 strong shadow cabinet and to rub salt in there have been calls for his resignation, Despite the upheaval within UK government it is very much business as usual at CEM. The UK is to remain part of
Draft guidance document on the Low Voltage Directive transition from 2006/95/EC to 2014/35/EU Please click here to download.