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CE marking and BS . testing

Postby workshop » Mon May 11, 2015 12:02 am

hello all
I'm fairly new to the site , and am wondering if anyone has current thoughts or experience with CE marking and bs testing for handmade toys , specifically babies' rattles turned on the pole lathe ?? Also does anyone have a recommended pathway to satisfy this criteria currently ?? (if thats even possible)
I turn a lot of rattles and its fast becoming a large part whilst doing demos etc. Id be really great full for any thoughts / experience on this currently.
(my local trading standards were pretty evasive about it!)
many thanks
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Re: CE marking and BS . testing

Postby Robin Fawcett » Mon May 11, 2015 10:12 am

In Mike Abbotts book Living Wood p.107 there's a whole section about Baby Rattles and the Law. Check out BS5665:1989 and BS EN71 part 1:1998...
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Re: CE marking and BS . testing

Postby workshop » Mon May 11, 2015 9:58 pm

thanks robin ..
I have talked to mike on a few occasions regarding this and he was very helpful of course.....
After doing a bit more research it seems to me that it may be possible to "self certify" through online groups/businesses on the internet, and i would really love to hear of anyone who has gone through the process, and how it all worked ? and if it worked! and costs etc
It seems its not as easy as simply sending off a sample to be tested as there doesn't appear to be anywhere to send it! (certainly in my area , west Wales)
And at the end of the day is simply good enough to apply plenty of common sense and make dimensions etc along lines set out in the BSEN71. and ensure a high quality finish etc etc.
Many thanks for your help on this slightly foggy topic.
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