The General Product Safety Directive (2001/95/EC) aims to ensure that every consumer product on the European market is safe. It is a 'catch-all' directive to provide consumers with confidence that they will not come to harm using unsafe products.

General Product Safety Directive harmonized standards

Element’s electrical safety testing team provides services a manufacturer needs to meet the safety requirements of the General Product Safety Directive (GPSD). Unlike many product directives, the GPSD does not require the use of CE marking but uses many of the same principles, such as the option to use harmonized standards to provide a presumption of conformity to the safety requirements of the directive.


Testing for the General Product Safety Directive (2001/95/EC)

We provide objective, third-party testing, and support to help give you the confidence that you are placing safe, compliant products in your chosen market. We can also help to identify risks associated with your product, produce test plans or choose appropriate test standards. 


General Product Safety Directive guidance 

Because of the broad scope of the directive, it can be difficult to understand how it applies to your product and how to demonstrate that your product is ‘safe’. Through our advisory services, we provide guidance, advice, and support in the initial stages of your product development so that you can incorporate the appropriate safety principles into your product's design.


Notified Body services

Element offers Notified Body services for the following directives:


End certifications and safety standards

In addition to services related to CE marking and other EU product safety requirements, Element provides safety testing services for countries around the world. We provide wireless and radio testing for North American, European, and Asian markets, as well as Zigbee testing and telecoms regulatory testing.

As a Certification Body Test Laboratory under the National Certification Body (NCB) scheme, we also offer testing and certification to the IECEE certification scheme, giving you significant access advantages to international markets.

Element's Global Market Access team can provide additional services for exporting products into the worldwide market.


For more information about General Product Safety Directive testing, or to request a quote, contact us today. 

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