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UK Government has made important changes to the deadline for new UKCA product safety mark

UK Government has made important changes to the timescales for any business which was struggling to meet a short scale deadline for putting the new product safety UKCA mark on goods which previously carried a European CE marking.

The implementation date has been pushed back by 12 months which means that organisations now have until 1st January 2023 to have the UKCA mark affixed (except Medical Devices which have their own deadlines). The full list of sectors can be found here.

Shahm Barhom, Group Product Certification Director at BSI, said:

“Following this extension to the CE Marking deadline, I would like to encourage all manufacturers looking to place relevant regulated products on the Great Britain market not to delay their application for the UKCA mark.

“Many manufacturers are yet to submit applications for products in readiness for 1st January 2023 and we need to allow both manufacturers and Approved Bodies the appropriate time to get prepared. It is important we do not delay and continue our momentum to ensure all required products receive the UKCA mark before the revised deadline.”

For more information about the new requirements please visit the Government’s website.