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Standards for Small Kitchen Appliances

There are various standards applying to small kitchen appliances that cover electrical safety, installation and electromagnetic compatibility. The standards cover food preparation appliances (including blenders, juices, mixers, slicers, drink machines, electric knives, coffee machines, steamers and pop corn machines), liquid heating appliances (kitchen appliances and humidifiers), small refrigerating appliances (ice crushers and water coolers) and toasters.

Standards for Outdoor Electrical Equipment

These standards cover fence energizers (regulate the supply of electricity to fences), garage door openers, insect electrocutors and lawn care appliances such as mowers, trimmers and shears.

Standards for Sewing Machines

Sewing machines are used in both domestic and commercial settings.  There has been a resurgence of interest in dressmaking recently with the popularity of ‘retro’ clothing. Note that in addition to the electrical safety standards below, there are specific standards that apply to cords, cables, plugs, sockets, outlet devices and appliance connectors associated with these products.

Standards for Massage Appliances

Electric massage appliances are no longer just a tool for health professionals.  These devices are very popular for home use to assist with relaxation and to reduce inflammation due to fitness activities or medical conditions.  Note that in addition to the electrical safety standards listed below, there are specific standards that apply to cords, cables, plugs, sockets, outlet devices, appliance connectors and transformers associated with these products.

Standards for Lighting Products - General

There are various standards for lighting products covering electrical safety, energy efficiency, installation and electromagnetic compatibility.  Standards for lighting products cover fixed and portable (including child appealing) general purpose lighting (LED, fluorescent and incandescent light fittings), indoor and outdoor decorative lighting (such as Christmas lights), indoor and outdoor torches, outdoor lighting for garden use, underwater lights (pool lights) and floodlights (including intruder lights).

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