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SURVEILLANCE OF SAFETY OF ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT - ACTIVITIES OF MARKET INSPECTORATE OF RS Pavel Peter GORŠE Assistant Chief Market Inspector

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1 SURVEILLANCE OF SAFETY OF ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT - ACTIVITIES OF MARKET INSPECTORATE OF RS Pavel Peter GORŠE Assistant Chief Market Inspector Republika Slovenija Ministrstvo za gospodarstvo TRŽNI INŠPEKTORAT REPUBLIKE SLOVENIJE - Feb 2005-

2 februar SURVEILLANCE ON THE MARKET Based on annual working programme of Market Inspectorate Based on annual working programme of Market Inspectorate administrative surveillance of compliance administrative surveillance of compliance surveillance of compliance by sampling surveillance of compliance by sampling

3 februar ADMINISTRATIVE SURVEILLANCE OF ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT IN RETAIL - 1 Scope of surveillance: Instructions for assembling and use Instructions for assembling and use CE marking and other markings (eg. Energy label) CE marking and other markings (eg. Energy label) guarantee (if foreseen by Consumer Protection Act) guarantee (if foreseen by Consumer Protection Act)

4 februar ADMINISTRATIVE SURVEILLANCE OF ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT IN RETAIL - 2 Results of market surveillance of electrical appliances in 2004 Results of market surveillance of electrical appliances in surveillance checks 200 surveillance checks 1597 types of electrical appliances examined 1597 types of electrical appliances examined 216 types of electrical appliances with irregularities established 216 types of electrical appliances with irregularities established 37 administrative decisions on banning sales of these products issued 37 administrative decisions on banning sales of these products issued

5 februar SAMPLING OF ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT-1 Sampling criteria Sampling criteria Relatively low price Relatively low price Risky product groups (eg.lighting devices, household appliances, power supplies etc) Risky product groups (eg.lighting devices, household appliances, power supplies etc) information from RAPEX, ICSMS or SGC information from RAPEX, ICSMS or SGC Information from consumers and NGO consumer offices and other sources Information from consumers and NGO consumer offices and other sources

6 februar SAMPLING OF ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT-2 Areas of surveillance Areas of surveillance LVD Directive LVD Directive EMC Directive EMC Directive R&TTE Directive R&TTE Directive

7 februar SAMPLING OF ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT-3 Number of samples 2004: Number of samples 2004: Electrical safety 90 samples, 52% non- compliant Electrical safety 90 samples, 52% non- compliant EMC 36 samples 25% non-compliant EMC 36 samples 25% non-compliant R&TTE 7 samples 43% non-compliant R&TTE 7 samples 43% non-compliant Total number of samples 133 Total number of samples 133

8 februar SAMPLING OF ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT-4 Structure of 47 non-compliant samples according to electrical safety: Structure of 47 non-compliant samples according to electrical safety: conditionally compliant1 sample conditionally compliant1 sample non-compliant27 samples non-compliant27 samples dangerous15 samples dangerous15 samples very dangerous4 samples very dangerous4 samples

9 februar SAMPLING OF ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT-5 Inspection procedures following sampling 2004 Inspection procedures following sampling meetings with sample suppliers 28 meetings with sample suppliers 22 decisions 22 decisions 19 decisions on withdrawal of sales or sales ban 19 decisions on withdrawal of sales or sales ban 4 decisions to publish a warning for a very dangerous product in mass media 4 decisions to publish a warning for a very dangerous product in mass media

10 februar SAMPLING OF ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT-6 Source of samples 2004 Source of samples 2004 Germany25 or 18,8% Germany25 or 18,8% China23 or 17,3% China23 or 17,3% Italy22 or 16,5% Italy22 or 16,5% Slovenia19 or14,3% Slovenia19 or14,3% unknown8 or 6,0% unknown8 or 6,0% Turkey 7 or 5,3% taken samples Turkey 7 or 5,3% taken samples othersseparately less than 5% othersseparately less than 5%

11 februar FINDINGS OF SURVEILLANCE OF ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT ON ELECTRICAL SAFETY - 1 Non-compliant samples Non-compliant samples Total of 27 samples, of which Total of 27 samples, of which 16 household appliances 16 household appliances 7 lighting devices 7 lighting devices 2 installation equipment 2 installation equipment 1 power supply 1 power supply 1 others 1 others

12 februar FINDINGS OF SURVEILLANCE OF ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT ON ELECTRICAL SAFETY - 2 Samples evaluated as dangerous Samples evaluated as dangerous altogether 15 altogether 15 Lighting devices 7 Lighting devices 7 Household appliances 6 Household appliances 6 Installation equipment 2 Installation equipment 2 13 samples marked with CE 13 samples marked with CE

13 februar FINDINGS OF SURVEILLANCE OF ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT ON ELECTRICAL SAFETY - 3 Source of dangerous products Source of dangerous products Slovenia 4 Slovenia 4 Croatia and Italy 3 Croatia and Italy 3 China 2 China 2 Switzerland, Macedonia and Turkey 1 Switzerland, Macedonia and Turkey 1

14 februar FINDINGS OF SURVEILLANCE OF ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT ON ELECTRICAL SAFETY - 6 Criteria for evaluating a sample as dangerous Criteria for evaluating a sample as dangerous Higher heating as allowed by standards Higher heating as allowed by standards Possible access to parts under napetostjo with probe or testing finger Possible access to parts under napetostjo with probe or testing finger Deviation of insulation distance and other general requirements till 50% Deviation of insulation distance and other general requirements till 50% No suitable earth terminal No suitable earth terminal

15 februar FINDINGS OF SURVEILLANCE OF ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT ON ELECTRICAL SAFETY - 7 Samples evaluated as very dangerous in 2004 Samples evaluated as very dangerous in 2004 A table light EGLO type A table light EGLO type Portable electrical cooker CICO type 35 Portable electrical cooker CICO type 35 Fluorescent light type F-JS 118 Fluorescent light type F-JS 118 Portable electrical cooker CICO type 36 Portable electrical cooker CICO type 36 All marked with CE All marked with CE

16 februar Table light EGLO type producer EGLO GmbH Austria Criteria for evaluating a sample as very dangerous Criteria for evaluating a sample as very dangerous Electric breakdown at dielectric test Electric breakdown at dielectric test At the end of the test of normal operating conditions we can touch the metal parts because the elementary insulation was melted At the end of the test of normal operating conditions we can touch the metal parts because the elementary insulation was melted

17 februar Portable electrical cooker CICO type 33 producer ARDES Spa Italy Criteria for evaluating a sample as very dangerous Criteria for evaluating a sample as very dangerous At normal and abnormal operating conditions the thermal difference of attachment cord rose up for more than 50% of limit value At normal and abnormal operating conditions the thermal difference of attachment cord rose up for more than 50% of limit value The product had no discharging device on the attachement cord The product had no discharging device on the attachement cord

18 februar Fluorescent light type F-JS 118, brand unknown type J-FS118/WLO13 source Kitajska Criteria for evaluating a sample as very dangerous Criteria for evaluating a sample as very dangerous The distances between the parts under electric tension and the accessible metal parts were too short The distances between the parts under electric tension and the accessible metal parts were too short At the dielectric test the breakdown was happen At the dielectric test the breakdown was happen The elementary insulation of wiring can discharge and the users can touch the metal parts The elementary insulation of wiring can discharge and the users can touch the metal parts

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20 februar Portable electrical cooker CICO type 36 producer ARDES Spa Italija Criteria for evaluating a sample as very dangerous Criteria for evaluating a sample as very dangerous At normal operating test the heating of supply cord reached over the limit value more than 50% At normal operating test the heating of supply cord reached over the limit value more than 50% The resistance against humidity was too small The resistance against humidity was too small The discharge of supply cord was wrong The discharge of supply cord was wrong

21 februar FINDINGS OF SURVEILLANCE OF ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT ON EMC - 1 altogether 36 altogether 36 Compliant samples: 27 Compliant samples: 27 Non-compliant 9, all CE marked Non-compliant 9, all CE marked Lighting devices 3 Lighting devices 3 Household appliances 3 Household appliances 3 DC/DC converter, manual drilling tool, wireless intercom each 1 DC/DC converter, manual drilling tool, wireless intercom each 1

22 februar FINDINGS OF SURVEILLANCE OF ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT ON EMC - 2 Source of non-compliant samples Source of non-compliant samples China 5 China 5 Italy 3 Italy 3 Turkey 1 Turkey 1 Criteria for non-compliant Criteria for non-compliant Deviations from regulated requirements for the area of conductive radio frequency interference Deviations from regulated requirements for the area of conductive radio frequency interference

23 februar FINDINGS OF SURVEILLANCE OF ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT ON R&TTE Samples altogether 7 Samples altogether 7 compliant 4 compliant 4 Non-compliant 3 (2 wireless bells and 1 phone for children) – one marked CE Non-compliant 3 (2 wireless bells and 1 phone for children) – one marked CE Source of non-compliant samples Source of non-compliant samples Italy, China in Slovenia 1 sample Italy, China in Slovenia 1 sample

24 februar Comparison of surveillance results of electrical equipment in 2000 – 2004 following the method of sampling - 1 Surveillance of electrical safety Proportion between compliant and non-compliant products

25 februar Comparison of surveillance results of electrical equipment in 2000 – 2004 following the method of sampling - 2 Proportion between compliant and non-compliant products Surveillance of EMC


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