Which products can be certified with self-certification?
Self certification is possible for products that are considered low-risk and have well-established standards and regulations that manufacturers can readily adhere to without third-party testing or certification. It varies per product; it’s intended use and applicable directives, regulations and whether harmonised standards covers all relevant safety aspects of the product. This means for products with a relatively low risk, the manufacturer’s can carry out self certification; the safety assessment procedures and compiling the required documentation.
Self-Certification for Compliance
Achieving compliance through self-certification does not imply the absence of regulations or standards. Manufacturers bear the responsibility of ensuring that their products adhere to all relevant safety, performance, and labeling requirements, and where applicable, the CE marking. Manufacturers are required to maintain records and documentation to demonstrate compliance.
Where compliance of a product with the applicable requirements has been demonstrated by the applicable procedure, manufacturers shall draw up an EC/EU Declaration of Conformity and, if applicable, the CE Mark shall be affixed as referred to the applicable directive(s) and/or regulation(s).
How can Certification Experts help?
As a manufacturer, it’s your duty to ensure your product meets EU safety requirements before it hits the market. You can handle this process on your own or seek third-party assistance, but self certification can be complex and time-consuming. Collaborating with experts can save you valuable time and effort, which are crucial when bringing a product to market.
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