C-tick marking is a legal requirement in New Zealand and Australia. The C-tick is a compliance mark indicating that an electrical or electronic product meets the Australian and New Zealand requirements for Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC). It indicates that the product is compliant, and by use with labelling that identifies the supplier, establishes a traceable link to the required compliance documentation.
What is EMC compliance?
Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) compliance means that an electrical or electronic product has been tested to international standards and is unlikely to cause radio interference.
What is a CE mark?
CE marking is a legal requirement in the EU and involves a lot more than simply sticking a CE sticker onto a product.
CE marking on a product is a manufacturer’s declaration that the product complies with the essential requirements of the relevant European health, safety and environmental protection legislation, in practice by many of the so-called product directives.
CE marking on a product indicates to governmental officials that the product may be legally placed on the market in their country.
CE marking on a product ensures the free movement of the product within the EFTA & European Union (EU) single market
CE marking on a product permits the withdrawal of the non-conforming products by customs and enforcement/vigilance authorities.
Why should I be interested in the CE mark when buying the product in New Zealand?
In practice, CE marking means those products should work well together with other appliances used in a house and not interfere with other radio systems and mainly be safe to use. In the EU, installers are obliged to use CE marked products for installations. Failure to comply could result in fines and/or imprisonment due to the safety consequences of using non-compliant equipment.
However, it should be noted that the CE mark does NOT signify New Zealand compliance.
The marks shown below are examples of misused or fake CE marks.
The Importance and Meaning of the Supplier Code Number C-tick Mark
All electrical items in the Beurerproducts range bear one or both of these international compliance marks. These marks indicate that
the products have been tested and certified as compliant within both the EU and Australasia.
Energy Safety Compliance in New Zealand & Supplier Declaration of Conformity
As required by the Energy Safety Department of the New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development, all our electrical items are supported by a Supplier Declaration of Conformity (SDoC). This declaration confirms that the item has been tested in New Zealand and thereby approved for use in New Zealand. Electrical items are also required to bear a C-tick mark – more information about which can be found below..
Customers can buy from this website with confidence in the knowledge that Beurer products are manufactured to strict guidelines and regulations before leaving Germany. Every electrical product that we import is tested by an approved testing laboratory (Spectrum Laboratories in Auckland) before being offered for sale on this website.