Products that require extra safety measures

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Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority, NVWA
Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority, NVWA

The 18 products/product groups on this list are subject to EU harmonisation legislation. This means that you may have to take extra safety measures to ensure the safety of this product.

These products or product groups require extra safety measures. Click on the links to read the EU regulation for each product.

Construction products.See (EU) 305/2011 (34)
Personal protective equipment.See (EU) 2016/425 (5)
Gas burning appliances.See (EU) 2016/426 (36)
Outdoor use equipment relating to noise emissions into the environment. This includes: construction machinery, lawnmowers, motor compressors, tower cranes, aggregates for welding, power generators, concrete breakers, vibratory hammers, and excavators. See 2000/14/EC (37)
Machinery. This includes interchangeable equipment, safety components, lifting accessories, chains, ropes and webbing, removable mechanical transmission devices, partly completed machinery. See 2006/42/EG (38) (pdf)
Toys.See 2009/48/EG (39)
Energy-related products. These are products that reduce environmental impacts and achieve energy savings. For example, windows, insulation materials and water-saving showerheads or taps. See 2009/125/EG (40)
Hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment, such as mercury, cadmium, lead, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers. See 2011/65/EU (41)
Pyrotechnic articles, such as fireworks, explosives and explosives. See 2013/29/EU (42)
Recreational craft and personal watercraft. See 2013/53/EU (43)
Simple pressure vessels. See 2014/29/EU (44)
Electrical and electronic equipment (in regard to electromagnetic compatibility).See 2014/30/EU (45)
Non-automatic weighing instruments. See 2014/31/EU (46)
Measuring instruments. See 2014/32/EU (47)
Equipment and protective systems used in potentially explosive atmospheres.See 2014/34/EU (48)

Electrical equipment within a certain voltage.

  • 50 and 1000 V for alternating current
  • 75 and 1500 V for direct current

This includes electrical equipment for both consumer and professional use, such as household appliances, cables, power supply units, and laser equipment.

See 2014/35/EU (49) (pdf)
Radio equipment.See 2014/53/EU (50)
Pressure equipment with a maximum allowable pressure PS of more than 0.5 bar. See 2014/68/EU (51)

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