New RAPEX Guidelines Published as Implementing Decision 2019/417

Even commercial products can now be reported

As reported in our 01/2019 issue, the Commission adopted the new RAPEX guidelines on 8 November 2018. These have now been published as Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/417 on 15 March 2019 in Official Journal L 73. This implementing decision replaces Decision 2010/15/EU with effect from 15 March 2019.

The special feature is that, in accordance with Article 22 of Regulation (EC) 765/2008, all product areas of this Regulation - including commercial products, e.g. in accordance with the Low Voltage, EMC, Radio Equipment or Machinery Directives - are now covered.

Only the following products are excluded from this: Food, feed and other products in accordance with Regulation (EC) No. 178/2002, medicinal products in accordance with Directive 2001/83/EC and Directive 2001/82/EC, medical products in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2017/745 and active implantable medical devices in accordance with Directive 90/385/EEC.

GLOBALNORM ACADEMY will develop an appropriate training program for this purpose.

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