To manufacturers and importers of pedelecs who feel insecure about CE marking Zedler-Institut offers a comprehensive service package which ensures that nothings stands in the way of appropriately placing products on the market according to the requirements of the Product Safety Act, the standards and the Machinery Directive. For a good start into this subject we recommend a training and/or a workshop on CE marking in our house or at your company. With safety tests (CE testing) and assistance in drawing up the technical documentation (user manuals, risk analyses) we provide legal certainty and release from liability for you. In this respect you can rely upon our knowledge with regard to all applicable standards around bicycles and pedelecs. We have built up this wealth of knowledge in the business fields of expert reports, user manuals and testing technology over the past decades.
As a reminder: The Product Safety Act has been in force for 20 years now, and yet there are many manufacturers and importers of bicycles who are still not familiar with it. For whoever imports a pedelec into or manufactures a pedelec in the EU there is no getting around dealing with the CE marking. By providing a product with a CE mark manufacturers confirm that the product meets the existing directives of the EU. This does not apply to bicycles, but also for pedelecs with a pedal assistance of up to 25 kmh/15 mph this marking is a must. Without CE marking these bicycles with electrical auxiliary motor must not be sold. If they are placed on the market nevertheless and if they cause damage in use, manufacturers or importers must be prepared to face legal action and high costs of compensation.
Are you interested in knowing more about CE marking and its significance for manufacturers and importers of pedelecs? For more detailed information read a specialist article written by graduate engineer Dirk Zedler for the special-interest magazine Eurobike Show Daily in August 2017.