General product assessment procedures of the President of the Office of Electronic Communications

Products subject to requirements:

  • Directive 2014/53/EU RED (Radio Equipment Directive) - radio equipment;
  • Directive 2014/30/EU EMC (Electromagnetic Compatibility) – electromagnetic compatibility;
  • Directive 2009/125/EC (Ecodesign) – ecodesign;
  • Commission Regulation (EC) No 1275/2008 - electrical and electronic household and office equipment in standby and off-mode and standby mode when connected to the mains power source,
  • Commission Regulation (EC) No 107/2008 - simple set-top boxes,
  • Commission Regulation (EC) No 278/2008 (and from 1 April 2020 No 2019/1782) – external power supplies in no-load condition,
  • Commission Regulation (EC) No 642/2008 - televisions,
  • Commission Regulation (EC) No 617/2013 - computers and servers,
  • Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 of the European Parliament and of the Council (Ecolabelling) - energy labelling,
  • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1062/2010 - televisions.

I. Assessment of products compliance with the requirements, in terms of risk posed by products and formal non-compliance

The assessment of products compliance with the requirements shall include:

  1. verification of technical (essential) requirements of the product;
  2. verification of the risk posed by the product;
  3. verification of the existence of formal non-compliance of the product (in particular with regard to: declaration of conformity, CE marking, information identifying the product, information identifying the manufacturer/importer, user manual, safety information, information on restrictions on the use of the product, technical documentation).

The assessment of the products compliance with the requirements, is associated with the assessment of compliance by economic entities (manufacturer, authorized representative of the manufacturer, importer and distributor) with the obligations of making the products available. 

II. Assessment of suppliers’ and vendors’ compliance with energy labelling obligations for products

The assessment of compliance by suppliers and vendors with the energy labelling obligations for products shall include, in particular, the verification of the obligations concerning: energy labels, product information sheets, information on the energy efficiency class of products, technical documentation. 

III. Assessment of results of laboratory tests of products

The assessment of the results of product samples testing shall consist in indicating whether the products are in conformity with: the provisions laid down in the harmonised standards, the requirements stemming from the provisions of Union harmonisation legislation and the information provided by the energy label or the product information sheet.

Entity providing information: Urząd Komunikacji Elektronicznej
Responsible person: Marcin Dec
Person publishing the information: Wojciech Gunia
Publication date: 08.04.2020 11:29