ENEC Mark Expanded - for Safe Electrical Products in Europe

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ENEC is the high quality European mark for electrical products that demonstrates compliance with European safety standards.

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The application of the ENEC Mark to an electrical product ensures that it complies with the relevant European safety standards. Monitoring of product and production provides safety assurance for the lifetime of the ENEC certification.

The ENEC Mark Certification Scheme has now been expanded to all electrical products, creating a single independent high quality safety mark for Europe.

Commenting at the re-launch event in Paris, attended by European manufacturers, standardisers, certification bodies and consumer associations, keynote speaker Mike Vint, Past President, European Electrical Products Certification Association (EEPCA), said:

"The opening of the Scheme to manufacturers worldwide improves the safety of electrical products being placed on the European market.

It's a significant shift in the way electrical products are now being certified Europe-wide.

"The application of the ENEC Mark to an electrical product ensures that it complies with the relevant European safety standards. Monitoring of product and production provides safety assurance for the lifetime of the ENEC certification."

Mr Vint added: "The ENEC Mark is now an even more potent initiative in ensuring safe electrical products in Europe. Its expansion has been enthusiastically welcomed by manufacturers, certification bodies and consumer groups."

The ENEC Mark re-launch has received wide support.

There was a positive response at the EEPCA Anniversary Colloquium (Autumn '08, Paris) largely dedicated to ENEC, where presentations were made by key stakeholders including CENELEC (European standard makers in the electrical field), ORGALIME (European engineering industries association), ANEC (European federation of national consumer associations) and LVD ADCO (European Administrative Cooperation body for market surveillance in the low voltage area).

About the ENEC Mark

Only independent, accredited European Certification Bodies can issue the ENEC Mark and testing takes place in European approved test laboratories throughout the world (including manufacturers' test laboratories).

More than 14,000 certificates covering 32,000 products have already been granted and the ENEC Mark scope has now been extended to include:

Luminaires and associated components Household appliances IT equipment Consumer electronics Safety transformers Couplers, connecting devices Controls, switches Capacitors, filters. The ENEC Mark offers many benefits including:

One high quality mark recognised in Europe demonstrating compliance with European safety standards ENEC certified products available on the public register on: http://www.enec.com Usage supporting application of CE marking Robust defence against product liability claims.

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