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Module E – Dangerous electric and household appliances

As a manufacturer, how to produce safe products?

This module is aimed specifically at electric and household goods manufacturers and covers issues which are unique to this sector. These products rank second of the most frequently listed dangerous products in the Safety Gate/RAPEX statistics. The most frequent serious risks are burning and electric shocks.


The objective of this module is to give hands-on information to electric and household goods manufacturers on how to prevent bringing dangerous products to the market.

Learning outcomes

Through attending this module, participants will gain:

  • Increased awareness of how dangerous products could negatively affect lives and health.
  • Understanding what the main/common risks are (examples), and what the (economic and technical) reasons and causes are.
  • Knowledge on how respecting EU product safety requirements relates to reputation in this sector.
  • The ability to apply best practices of product safety in this product sector.
  • Confidence in applying any specific EU requirements which are unique for this sector and ensure the consistent supply of compliant products into the EU market.
  • The ability to recognise horizontal matters relevant for this sector such as the Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment directive (WEEE), etc.

Tags, sub-topics, combination with other modules

What products are covered? Interrelationship between the Low Voltage Directive and GPSD. Equipment for incorporation. Mandatory safety requirements. Technical documentation. Common reasons for non-conformity in the EU.

  • This module can be used stand-alone or in combination with other modules related to dangerous products and on preventive measures such as risk management or on horizontal requirements.