The EU has Revised the List of European Standards Supporting the General Product Safety Directive


According to the second subparagraph of Article 3(2) of Directive 2001/95/EC (General Product Safety Directive, or GPSD), a product is to be presumed safe as far as the risks and risk categories covered by the relevant national standards are concerned when it conforms to voluntary national standards transposing European standards, the references of which have been published by the Commission in the Official Journal of the European Union in accordance with Article 4 of that Directive.

To support the GPSD for the above said purpose, European Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1698 was published on 2019-10-09, with reference standards listed in Annex I of that Decision.  



On 2020-11-30, another European Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1808 was published, to amend AnnexI of Decision (EU) 2019/1698, with the following rows amended or inserted:


Row   Action Standard Title


EN ISO 12863:2010

Standard test method for assessing the ignition propensity of cigarettes (ISO 12863:2010)

EN ISO 12863:2010/AC:2011

EN ISO 12863:2010/A1:2016



EN ISO 20957 9:2016                       

Stationary training equipment – Part 9: Elliptical trainers, additional specific safety requirements and test methods (ISO 20957-9:2016)

EN ISO 20957-9:2016/A1:2019

52a Insertion EN 16890:2017 Children’s furniture – Mattresses for cots and cribs – Safety requirements and test methods
52b Insertion EN 17022:2018 Child care articles – Bathing aids – Safety requirements and test methods
52c Insertion EN 17072:2018 Child care articles – Bath tubs, stands and non-standalone bathing aids – Safety requirements and test methods


Effective Date:

This Decision "(EU) 2020/1808" has entered into force on 2020-11-30, the day of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJ).




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