Extension of CE marking usage

The government has extended its intention to indefinitely extend the use of CE marking for businesses, applicable to 18 regulations owned by The Department for Business and Trade (DBT).

These are:

  • Toys
  • Pyrotechnics
  • Recreational craft and personal watercraft
  • Simple pressure vessels
  • Electromagnetic compatibility
  • Non-automatic weighing instruments
  • Measuring instruments
  • Measuring container bottles
  • Lifts
  • Equipment for potentially explosive atmospheres (ATEX)
  • Radio equipment
  • Pressure equipment
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Gas appliances
  • Machinery
  • Equipment for use outdoors aerosols
  • Low-voltage electrical equipment

This means that goods sold in Great Britain will not have to apply the new UK-only product safety mark (UKCA) and the existing ‘CE’ will continue to be recognised – instead of recognition ending in 2024 as originally planned.

Rules are different for medical devices, construction products, cableways, transportable pressure equipment, unmanned aircraft systems, rail products, marine equipment and ecodesign. The UK government will release further details from their relevant agencies and departments in due course.

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