If all components of my product are certified, do I still need to CE mark it?

Yes, even if all individual components of your product are certified, it does not necessarily exempt the entire product from the requirement of CE marking. The CE marking is typically applied to the finished product as a whole, rather than individual components.

CE marking finished product as a whole

CE marking indicates that the entire product complies with the relevant European Union (EU) directives, regulations and standards, considering factors such as the interactions between components, assembly, and the product’s intended use. It ensures that the final product, as it is placed on the market, meets safety, health, and environmental requirements applicable to that product category within the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA).

Conclusion

Certified components play a significant role in achieving compliance, but the entire product must undergo assessment and validation to ensure conformity with the specific EU directives and regulations relevant to its product category. Therefore, you should apply the CE marking to the finished product. The product’s Technical Documentation and EU/EC Declaration of Conformity should illustrate its overall compliance with the applicable EU directives, regulations and standards.

Certified components can serve as a foundation for the CE marking process, increasing the likelihood of success in the conformity assessment. Our experts are available to facilitate the CE marking process based on the components. Please do not hesitate to contact us for assistance.

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