Providing a voice for the home appliance industry in Europe – the European Committee of Domestic Equipment Manufacturers

Product Safety and Standardisation

For CECED, safety is not an option. It is the number one priority.

CECED member manufacturers invest a lot of resources to ensure that their products meet and very often exceed the legal requirements for placing safe products on the European market.

Safety is also paramount for consumers’ trust in our brands and products, hence our market share. Therefore, CECED is actively involved in various activities regarding product safety, which can be found in the left menu.

The development of European standards is a voluntary, open and market-driven process carried out by European standardisation organisations (CEN, CENELEC, and ETSI) with the support of their members. A significant share of European standards (up to 70% in the electro-technical field) is derived from the parallel work of international standardisation organisations (ISO, IEC, and ITU).

Standardisation is high on the CECED agenda. CECED is partner of CENELEC (European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardisation, responsible for standardisation in the electrotechnical engineering field) and in liaison with CEN. CENELEC prepares voluntary standards, which help facilitate trade between countries, create new markets, cut compliance costs and support the development of a Single European Market. CENELEC creates market access at European level but also at international level, adopting international standards wherever possible, through its close collaboration with the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), under the Dresden Agreement.

CECED is represented in various CEN/CENELEC Technical Committees and CENELEC Technical Board.

General Product Safety Directive


For further information, please contact Michał Zakrzewski or Sanne Goossens