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EU Commission Decision 2014/875/EU on the Revised Standards for Floating Leisure Articles and Stationary Training Equipment

In July 2013, the European Commission adopted implementing Decision 2013/390/EU, stating that European standards EN 15649 parts 1-7 for floating leisure articles for use on and in the water meet the general safety requirements in Directive 2001/95/EC (General Product Safety Directive) for the risks they cover.

The European Committee on standardisation revised the European standard EN 15649-2:2009+A2:2013 Consumer information. The amendment to the standard was due to clarification concerning the safety information symbols on the packaging applicable to class A products. The new version of the standard continues to comply with the general safety requirements of Directive 2001/95/EC and its reference should therefore be published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

In June 2014, the European Commission adopted implementing Decision 2014/357/EU, stating that European standards EN 957 parts 2 and 4-10 for stationery training equipment meet the general safety requirements in Directive 2001/95/EC (General Product Safety Directive) for the risks they cover.

The European Committee on standardisation revised the European standard EN 957-6:2010+A1:2014 for stationary training equipment part 6 Treadmills - additional specific safety requirements and test methods. The revised standard continues to comply with the general safety requirements of Directive 2001/95/EC and its reference should therefore be published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

The following main changes have been made in relation to EN 957-6:2010:

  • Specifications and definitions amended.
  • Table containing a list of significant hazards, hazardous situations and events that require action to eliminate or reduce the risk.
  • Electrical safety: After an interruption of the power supply, the running surface shall not restart.
  • Visual inspection and functional test of the emergency stop.
  • Table included for the initial start up speed of different classes of treadmills.
  • New requirement for airborne noise emissions.
  • New requirements for the testing of the footrail support system.
  • Functional test added to prevent the inadvertent release of folded treadmills.
  • New marking requirements.
  • New additional instructions for use.
  • New Annex ZA – Relationship between this standard and the machinery Directive (2006/42/EC).

The Commission Decision 2014/875/EU shall enter into force on the 20th day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

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