Posted on 8/12/19 3:58 PM
Certifying that a product is safe for use is important, as is understanding the content of the safety approval document that is issued for that product.
Designing for compliance with product safety requirements begins with an understanding of where the standards originate and who certifies that the product meets a standard. Within those standards are specifications the new product will need to meet in order to obtain a safety approval. An approval certifies that a product is safe for use in the intended application. In many countries, knowledge of and conformity with various national and international product safety regulations are legal requirements for doing business in that country.
Below is an example of a VDE safety approval document with explanations for each section. Most safety approval documents from other agencies will have similar information included.
If a copy of the safety approval document is needed, it can be printed from the Interpower website. While on the web page of the product that the approval document is needed for, look for the agency symbol found in the “Document Center” under “Approvals.” Click on the agency symbol to have the document appear and then click on the printer symbol to print it.
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