Beauty products and devices which are used to apply cosmetics, style hair, etc. and do not directly fall within the scope of the cosmetics product definition of the cosmetics regulation 1223/2009 (art. 2.1(a)), have their own compliance path to follow based on the intent of use of the product.
Below are some examples of various beauty accessories and the most likely legislation which will apply:
- Make-up cases, brushes, hair clips, bath pillows, etc. | (General Product Safety Directive)
- Curling irons, hair dryers, straighteners | (Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive / Low Voltage Directive)
- Candles / Aromatherapy | (General Product Safety Directive)
- All products which are intended to be “made available” on the EU Market require technical documentation to demonstrate that they are safe for the end-user per the applicable essential safety and health requirements
- All non-EU manufacturers of such type of products should appoint a European Authorized Representative (EC REP) in order to ensure their products’ compliance at all times
- GPSD products prohibit the use of the CE Marking
- EMC/LVD products mandate the use of CE Marking
- Product labeling should be translated according to the official language(s) of the EU countries in which they will be made available
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