Draft Details

Review start date:Sep 17, 2019
Review end date:Nov 15, 2019
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Draft Scope/Description:

This clause of Part 1 is replaced by the following.

This International Standard deals with the safety of electric dry irons and steam irons, including those with a separate water reservoir or boiler having a capacity not exceeding 5 l, for household and similar purposes, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V.

Appliances not intended for normal household use, but which nevertheless may be a source of danger to the public, such as appliances intended to be used by laymen in shops, in light industry and on farms, are within the scope of this standard.

As far as is practicable, this standard deals with the common hazards presented by appliances, which are encountered by all persons in and around the home. However,  in general, it does not take into account

–  persons (including children) whose
•   physical, sensory or mental capabilities; or
•   lack  of  experience  and  knowledge  prevents  them  from  using  the  appliance  safely without supervision or instruction;

–             children playing with the appliance.

NOTE 101   Attention is drawn to the fact that for appliances intended to be used in vehicles or on board ships or aircraft, additional requirements may be necessary;

–  in  many  countries  additional  requirements  are  specified  by  the  national  health authorities,  the  national authorities responsible for the protection of labour and similar authorities;
–  additional requirements for pressure vessels may be specified by the national authorities responsible for the safety of pressure vessels.

NOTE 102   This standard does not apply to

–  ironers (IEC 60335-2-44);
–  appliances designed exclusively for industrial purposes;
–  appliances  intended  to  be  used  in  locations  where  special  conditions  prevail,  such  as the  presence  of  a corrosive or explosive atmosphere (dust, vapour or gas).

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