Safety for Consumer Products
safety is a major concern for certain
consumer products being sold in
marketplace, protecting people, animals, and property from
At TÜV SÜD Product Service, our expert
staff is well prepared to assist your organization in gaining the necessary
safety approvals for your product and helping you achieve market access
TÜV SÜD Product Service is an NRTL (Nationally
Recognized Testing Laboratory) and a Notified Body for the EU Machinery
Directive, providing safety experts throughout the world to guide you
through the certification process, saving your company time, effort and
In providing mechanical safety services,
TÜV SÜD partners with your organization to provide you with a comprehensive
understanding of international machinery safety requirements, and how
they apply to your product.
EU Machinery Directive
As an EU Notified Body, TÜV
SÜD America can test your machinery to meet the essential health and safety requirements
outlined within the directive. Once complete, and your product meets the
basic requirements, your technical construction file is compiled and the
CE Marking can be applied. With TÜV SÜD's expertise and assistance, market
access is assured.
Additionally, utilizing a Notified Body
improves your top management's level of confidence that the legally binding
CE Marking process has been done effectively and efficiently the first
About the Machinery Directive
The Machinery Directive
(98/37/EC) applies to machinery, moving machines, machine installations,
and machines for lifting and transporting people as well as safety components.
The specified essential health and safety requirements (EHSR) of this
directive cover the entire scope of mechanical engineering and are a vital
aspect of the industrial community.
The Machinery Directive applies to machinery that has:
An assembly of linked parts or components
At least one movable part
Actuators, controls and power circuits
Processing, treatment, moving or packaging
of a material
Several machines acting in combination
Dangers not covered by the Low Voltage
Not covered elsewhere by a specific Community
The Machinery Directive
also requires a Hazard Analysis / Risk assessment to be completed for
all products falling under its scope. Risk analysis provides information
required for the risk evaluation, allowing an evaluation to be made of
the safety of the machinery.
Additionally, the Machinery Directive requires that a Notified Body (such
as TÜV) perform an EC type examination for Annex IV machines and
here to visit the machinery portion of our website for full details.
SÜD America Inc. and TÜV SÜD Product Service GmbH are recognized NRTL's (Nationally
Recognized Testing Laboratories) providing electrical safety testing to
U.S. standards. As an NRTL, TÜV SÜD America also provides field labeling services
for machinery equipment.
The TÜV SÜD Mark
TÜV SÜD America also offers certification
marks beyond the CE Marking for Machinery. Thousands of products are required
to have the CE Marking. A TÜV SÜD Product Service certification mark
The TÜV SÜD Mark demonstrates that your product not only meets the Essential
Health and Safety Requirements of the Machinery Directive, but it is backed
by an independent third-party testing organization. The TÜV SÜD Mark
is recognized globally, providing your company the marketing advantage
needed to better position your products above your competitors.
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