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Sportswear and Equipment CE Certificate

Sportswear and Equipment CE Certificate

Sportswear and sports equipment are among the product groups in which the use of CE Certificate is not directly obligatory. Although CE Certificate is required for many products today, there is no specific regulation issued for some products. Manufacturers who want to obtain CE Certificate of sportswear and materials can verify and certify their products´ durability, content, electromagnetic compatibility, if it is an electrical product, that it does not pose a problem in terms of health and safety, etc., not the direct sportive aspects of their products. Although there is no regulation for the CE Certificate of sportswear and materials, there are many TS, EN and ISO standards for these product groups. Manufacturers should consider the requirements of this standard in processes such as design, production, testing and distribution if they want to offer products that will not have a negative impact on human health and safety and the environment.

Sportswear and Equipment What is CE Certificate?

Sportswear and sports equipment category has a wide range of products. In this area, there are products in different categories such as clothing used in different sports, protective equipment, electrical and non-electric fitness equipment and many more. It is very difficult to prepare a regulation, regulation or legislation covering all of these products. However, it is possible to say that each sports equipment has specific directives regarding its specific properties and / or use.
For example, protective clothing or equipment used in sports such as boxing, kickboxing, fencing, etc. can be evaluated within the Personal Protective Equipment Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/425 of the European Parliament and of the Council). Likewise, CE certification processes for electrically powered fitness equipment (such as treadmills) can be handled within the framework of the Electromagnetic Compatibility Regulation (2014/30/EU). The Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS) regulations for electrical sports equipment and equipment also set many requirements for product safety.
The requirements of the European Parliament and Council Directive 2001/95/EC on General Product Safety can be taken into account in the CE Certificate processes of many other clothing and materials. According to this regulation, manufacturers or importers have to carry out a risk analysis and tests covering topics such as potential hazard identification, potential damage, severity of damage, probability of damage, risk level and action against risk. Although this study is not mandatory for many sports equipment and fitness equipment, we see that many companies have these tests done to ensure product safety.
Another regulation that must be evaluated in the process of obtaining CE Certificate of sportswear and materials is the Regulation of Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH). Products containing excessive amounts of restricted chemicals such as cadmium, arsenic compounds, benzene, chrysanthemum, formaldehyde violate REACH and carry the risk of being banned by the European Commission. Sportswear importers must ensure that their products comply with REACH before importing into the EU.
Another regulation that can be evaluated in the CE Certificate processes of Sportswear and Equipment is the Machinery Directive. Especially for machines such as treadmills used in fitness centers, the requirements of this regulation and the standards it refers to are of great importance.
Companies that want to learn under which regulation their products should be evaluated can get information from Aşan Danışmanlık.

Sportswear and Equipment CE Certificate Standards

There are many standards that companies that want to obtain CE Certificate for sportswear and sports equipment should consider. At this point, it is very important that the manufacturers want to verify and document which feature of their products. Because, the document to be obtained shows that the product meets the requirements related to that feature.
Since sportswear and materials are a very wide product category, it is not possible to specify the standards published for each product sub-product group here. However, the most considered standards in testing, verification and certification processes are:
? EN 13277 - Protective equipment for martial arts
? EN 14120 - Protective clothing - Wrist, palm, knee and elbow protectors for users of wheeled sports equipment
? EN 15613 - Knee and elbow protectors for indoor sports
? TS EN 1516 - Sports field surfaces - Determination of resistance to trace formation
? TS EN 12503 - Sports mats
? EN 957: Covers safety requirements and test methods for stationary training equipment. Equipment such as strength training equipment, pedal-crank training equipment, treadmills, rowing machines, elliptical bikes, stationary bikes without a free-wheel mechanism, etc. are covered in different sections within the scope of this standard.
? CEN ISO / TR 20183 - Sports and other leisure facilities and equipment
? CEN TC 136 - Sports and entertainment facilities

Sportswear and Equipment CE Certificate Consulting

Companies that produce sportswear, materials and equipment must receive support from a consultancy firm in processes such as CE certification, verification and testing. Aşan Danışmanlık helps companies in the process of obtaining CE Certificate of sportswear and materials, as in every other subject. You can get support from Aşan Danışmanlık in determining the scope of certification, issuing standards, preparing technical files, applying to notified bodies and monitoring the certification process.