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New legislative framework for product safety 23 November 2011

Nine EU directives covering a wide variety of products will ensure better product safety. The sectors concerned are electrical and electronic products, lifts, measuring instruments, civil explosives, pyrotechnic articles and equipment for use in potentially explosive atmospheres. Brussels, 21 November 2011....

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EC deadline extension delays machine safety improvements 10 November 2009

The European Commission (EC) has extended the deadline for the adoption of the new machinery directive until 2012, giving machine builders and control system suppliers an extra three years to comply with new machinery safety standards. Many companies involved in the machine building sector have invested considerable time and money in preparing to follow the new standards and achieve compliance by the end of this year – the original deadline....