Certification FAQ

Is CE certification still valid when the product standard originally used is superseded? 

Once a certificate is issued, that certificate remains valid while the product remains unaltered and the PPE Directive remains unchanged.   Changes to the product standard do not affect the certification unless it can be shown that the original standard did not cover all the Basic Health and Safety Requirements (Annex II) of the PPE Directive.  

Although changes to the standard do not invalidate the certification, manufacturers should take note of any changes and consider the implications for their product.  The position regarding modifications to a product certified against a superseded standard is in the process of being clarified.

 

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