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Is there a statutory requirement for enterprises to apply norms? No, using and adhering to a norm is not a statutory duty. Norms are optional and a business can choose whether to use them or not. Does the BSI Kitemark? have children's products on it? No, BSI does not test or certificate baby and children's products, so they will not wear the BSI Kitemark.
Norms contribute to making people's daily life simpler, more secure and more healthy. Norms help clients and stakeholder groups show that products or service comply with best practices. Related norms allow producers and others in the supplier chains to prove compliance with guidelines and rules. A lot of products bear the EC mark - this means that the products comply with EU guidelines and rules.
Does a compliant device mean that the device is totally secure? There is no guarantee that a given item is 100% secure as it is not possible to exclude all risks. Products manufactured and/or inspected according to the applicable norms, however, are aimed at a certain security clearance which has been arranged with our specialists.
There are, for example, norms that define suggested quantities and kinds of chemical substances that can be used to manufacture certain products. Really important is that you take the necessary moments to carefully review and adhere to the instruction and warning provided with the products. Is this to say that products which do not bear the EC mark or which do not indicate which norms they meet are hazardous?
The use of a norm, as I have already said, for the manufacture or distribution of a given item is optional and some producers opt not to use it. Let us not assume by default that a given item is hazardous if it does not meet a norm. Products must meet certain requirements, such as the General Rules for the Safety of Products 2005.
In addition, the affixing of the mark and reference to a standard provide additional assurance that the article conforms to EU rules and has been manufactured and tested using the know-how and best practices that have been used. Sara Cheyne, Head of the CW/1 Safety Standard Committees for Children and Products for Children.