SGS Announces Updated List of European Standards under General Product Safety Directive

The list of European standards, titles and references has been updated for certain product categories under the General Product Safety Directive (GPSD).

The effective date of the Communication can be considered as 16 January 2015; date of publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

The General Product Safety Directive 2001/95/EC (GPSD) is an important piece of legislation in demonstrating the presumption of conformity for certain product categories where there is no specific European regulation. Updates to EU General Product Safety Directive On 16 January 2015, Communication 2015/C 014/03 was published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) to harmonize a series of standards for a wide range of products for demonstration of compliance with the General Product Safety Directive 2001/95/EC. The

Communication reveals that:
• The 2002 versions of EN 1400 Parts 1-3 have been retained for ‘Soothers for Babies and Young Children’.
• A number of completely new standards have been harmonized by publication in the OJEU for the first time.
• A number of existing standards have been superseded by more recent versions for demonstration of conformity.

Highlights of the Communication are summarized in a table within the latest SafeGuards bulletin. For the complete list of harmonized standards, please see Communication 2015/C 014/03.

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