|Safety standards are changing, and it is important to ensure that both new and existing products comply with the very latest requirements.|
Listed below are expiry dates for a number of commonly used standards. Please note, once the last date for production has past, a product may not meet all the current requirements of the Low Voltage Directive.
EN60065 is the standard covering "Audio, video and similar electronic apparatus - Safety requirements".
EN60950 is the standard entitled "Information technology equipment - Safety - Part 1: General requirements". EN60950:1992+A1+A2+A3+A4 has expired. The last date for evaluation was 1st August 1998, and the last date for production was 1st August 2003. The standard was replaced by EN60950:1992+A1+A2+A3+A4+A11, which is valid for evaluation and production until 1st January 2005.
EN61010-1 is entitled "Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use - Part 1: General requirements". EN61010-1:1993 was valid for evaluation until 1st July 1995 and for production until 1st April 2001. It was replaced by EN61010-1:1993+A2, which was valid for evaluation and production until 1st January 2004. The standard has now been superseded by EN61010-1:2001, which will remain valid until further notice.