Product Safety

EN 60950-1, Amendment 2 – Deadline Approaching Quickly

by G&M Compliance (June 3, 2016)

If you are shipping Information Technology Equipment to Europe, it must comply with the new Amendment 2 (A2) version of the standard (EN 60950-1) effective July 2, 2016. In general, the technical differences most likely to have an effect on equipment are: 1. MOVs (VDRs) must comply with new requirements (many MOVs already comply with […]


Product Safety

Radio Equipment Directive (RED, AKA R&TTE) Requires Safety Testing of Low Voltage (DC) Products

by G&M Compliance (March 4, 2016)

Wireless products marketed in Europe must comply with the RED or R&TTE Directive. These directives not only mandate testing of the electromagnetic properties of a device, but also the safety requirements covered under the Low Voltage Directive (LVD). Article 3(1a) of the RED states: Radio equipment shall be constructed so as to ensure: (a) the […]