Various national agencies e.g. Departments of Health, Industry and Labor in the different European countries, have been appointed to conduct market surveillance for CE marking to ensure CE Mark compliance with the New Approach Directives.
These enforcement agencies will
- Visit commercial, industrial and storage premises regularly
- Visit work places and other premises where products are used Organize random checks
- Take samples of products for examination and CE compliance testing
After making a random check, the inspecting authority can ask for the manufacturer’s Declaration of Conformity and technical file. The technical file must be provided by the manufacturer, his authorized representative or the importer within 7 to 10 days after the request is made.
What are the penalties for non CE Mark compliance?
Corrective action will depend on the level of non CE compliance. The person responsible for affixing the CE self certification to the noncompliant product will be held accountable as well as any others responsible for the CE Mark noncompliance of the product. Penalties, which may include imprisonment, are determined by national law