Amdea, the United Kingdom Association of Manufacturers of Domestic Appliances, informed companies that Government has confirmed businesses will have an extra year to start using the new UKCA product safety marking. «Applicable for most products placed on the market in England, Scotland and Wales – Amdea explains – the UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) marking allows the UK to have control over its goods regulations, maintaining the high product safety standards expected in the UK».
Deadline to apply UKCA marks for certain products to demonstrate compliance with product safety regulations, has been extended of one year, to 1 January 2023 rather than January 2022. The decision is due to the Government recognition of the strong impact of the pandemic on businesses.
The UKCA marking replaces the product safety labelling the UK previously used while a member of the EU, such as the CE mark. «The announcement – Amdea adds – follows the Government’s extensive and ongoing engagement with business groups and reflects the issues businesses have raised, particularly given the impact of the pandemic. The Government will continue to engage with manufacturers to ensure they understand what they need to do to get ready, including through a new series of webinars. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has already run several webinars in the last few months and engaged extensively through trade associations».