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Refrigeration: U.K. Restriction in Designated standard

Presumption of conformity to EN 60335-2-24:2010/A11:2020 is partially compliant with U.K. requirements. For full compliance, two requirements were added: flame test and condenser verification.

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November 7, 2022

The U.K government published Notice of Publication 0065/22. The standard on refrigeration has been amended.

The standard on refrigeration has been amended as follows:

EN 60335-2-24:2010

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2-24: Particular requirements for refrigerating appliances, ice-cream appliances and ice makers.

EN 60335-2-24:2010/A1:2019
EN 60335-2-24:2010/A2:2019
EN 60335-2-24:2010/A11:2020

Restriction: For the purposes of presumption of conformity with the corresponding safety objectives, referred to in regulation 36 of S.I. 2016/1101 and set out in Schedule 1 to that Regulation:

(a) The application of the tests specified in clause 24.8 of the standard shall not provide a presumption of conformity in so far as the tests address the hazards posed by motor run capacitors, and
(b) The application of the tests specified in clauses 30.2 (second paragraph) and 30.2.101 shall not provide a presumption of conformity in so far as the tests address the hazards related to the risk of ignition from the rear of an enclosure.
 
Informative note: Further fire safety improvements are made in the international standard IEC 60335-2-24:2020. Manufacturers are advised to apply the enhanced requirements of the clauses below, in addition to the rest of EN 60335-2-24:2010/A11:2020, in meeting the safety objectives set out in Schedule 1 of S.I. 2016/1101. The application of the following enhanced clauses grant no presumption of conformity to S.I. 2016/1101:

(a) Clause 24.8 of EN 60335-2-24:2010/A11:2020 should be replaced with clause 24.8 of IEC 60335-2-24:2020.
(b) The second paragraph of clause 30.2 of EN 60335-2-24:2010/A11:2020, beginning, ‘For accessible thermal…’ should be deleted.
(c) Clause 30.2.101 of EN 60335-2-24:2010/A11:2020 should be replaced by clause 22.117 of IEC 60335-2-24:2020.

Presumption of conformity, according to EN 60335-2-24:2010/A11:2020, is not sufficient to guarantee compliance with the recently published U.K. requirements. To be in full compliance, two additional requirements were added, as follows:

  • Flame test on materials.
  • Additional condenser verification.

 
A product conforming only to EN 60335-2-24:2010/A11:2020 is partially compliant with U.K. requirements.

Additionally, the amendment above has been effective since Sept. 8, 2022, meaning that some products might already be non-compliant.

UL Solutions has testing equipment to cover these additional requirements for the U.K. markets.

For any questions or requests for support, contact your local UL Solutions sales representative.