Project duration:

1 week.


Local authority department.

Project summary:

The local authority department had identified a mains product with an external USB connection as not complying with the CE marking and documentation requirements. We were asked to produce a risk assessment using the RAPEX guidelines.

Applicable legislation:

Rapex Guidelines, EN 60950-1, Low Voltage Directive

What we did:

1. Reviewed the product and documentation against the CE marking requirements and also the Low Voltage Directive using EN 60950-1.
2. Inspected product to review the insulation between the mains voltage and a user as it was suspected it was not providing adequate user protection and this was the main hazardous issue identified.
3. Produced a Risk Assessment using the RAPEX guidelines.
4. Advised how safety of the product could be improved.

What the customer did:

Used this information to speak with the importer of the product.

Final outcome:

1. The customer was able to discuss with the importer with a third party report showing the product safety issues identified.
2. We believe the product was withdrawn from the marketplace.

Upcoming Training Courses

CE and UKCA Marking Machinery and Industrial Equipment

Wednesday 15th June - Great Hucklow

£299.00 + VAT (Half day)


Machinery Risk Assessment

Thursday 16th June - Online

£299.00 + VAT (Half Day)


ATEX Compliance and Risk Assessment

Thursday 23th June - Online

£299.00 + VAT (Half Day)

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Great Hucklow
SK17 8RG
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1298 873800
Fax: +44 (0)1298 873801
E-mail: cemark[at]

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