The certification of products for which safety is of particular relevance by independent inspection bodies
European product safety legislation confers a considerable degree of responsibility to the manufacturer. According to the Product Safety Act (ProdSG), manufacturers are themselves responsible for ensuring that their products satisfy the relevant requirements rather than a governmental body.
The EU has determined specific conformity assessment procedures for testing whether products satisfy the requirements, i.e. assessing that they conform with them
In the scope of this procedure, for certain products for which safety is of particular relevance, certification by an independent notified body is obligatory. So that a body of this kind is approved and is able to operate, its prior notification by an EU member state to the European Commission as well as the remaining member states of the EU is required.
Up-to-date information concerning notified bodies in Germany, other EU member states and/or EFTA .states and other nation states with which the EU has concluded either a third country agreement (MRA – Mutual Recognition Agreement) or signed a PECA (Protocol to the Europe Agreement on Conformity Assessment and Acceptance) is accessible through the NANDO Information System of the EU
Please contact the Central Office of Federal States for Safety Technology) (ZLS) in Munich in the case of questions regarding the notification details of the German bodies as regards the ProdSG..