Due to the importance of this particular sector, houselhold electrical appliances are adressed for the second time in a Joint Action coordinated by PROSAFE. As a result of a priority-setting exercise initiated within the framework of JA2015, the Member States decided to focus their work on hair care products.
As a part of the Joint Action 2016 (JA2016), this work will include surveillance activities, product testing, risk assessment of the products tested and eventual action needed to be taken. Appropriate test methods for the other products will be identified as needed depending on the products sampled. In addition, for these kind of products, it is of particular importance to know how the products are judged on LVD compliance by the manufacturer. Therefore, the EC declaration of conformity and the relevant parts of the Technical File (TF) will also be verified.
The participants will carry out coordinated market surveillance in their national markets. The work plan comprises 6 project meetings (including a 2-day meeting with the participation of stakeholders), testing of an estimated 105 products with the results being presented at the final conference of the Joint Action.
The 15 Member States involved in this product activity are the following: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Finland, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Latvia, Malata, Slovakia, Sweden. Poland is the leader of the working group.
The Final Technical Report of this activity can be downloaded by clicking on the cover page of the report. Very interesting information can be found within this report and it is particularly useful for market surveillance authorities and anybody else interested to know more about market surveillance of Household Electrical Appliances - Hairstraighteners, Hairdryers and Curling Irons.