BS EN 60335-2-32:2003+A2:2015 - Household and similar electrical appliances. Safety. Particular requirements for massage appliances

BS EN 60335-2-32:2003+A2:2015

Household and similar electrical appliances. Safety. Particular requirements for massage appliances

Status : Current, Superseded   Published : August 2003 Replaced By : BS EN IEC 60335-2-32:2021
Conformity to regulation : Designated



This clause of Part 1 is replaced by the following.

This European Standard deals with the safety of electric massage appliances for household environment, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V for single phase appliances and 480 V for other appliances.


Examples of appliances within the scope of this standard are

  • foot massagers;

  • water filled foot massagers;

  • hand-held massagers;

  • massage beds;

  • massage belts;

  • massage chairs;

  • massage pads.


Battery-operated appliances and other d.c. supplied appliances are within the scope of this standard.


Examples of appliance for household environment are appliances for typical housekeeping functions used in the household environment that may also be used by non-expert users for typical housekeeping functions:

  • in shops, offices and other similar working environments;

  • in farm houses;

  • by clients in hotels, motels and other residential type environments;

  • in bed and breakfast type environments.

  • in beauty parlours and fitness centres.


Household environment includes the dwelling and its associated buildings, the garden, etc.

This standard deals with the reasonably foreseeable hazards presented by appliances and machines that are encountered by all persons.

However, in general, it does not take into account:

  • children playing with the appliance;

  • the use of the appliance by very young children;

  • the use of the appliance by young children without supervision.

It is recognized that very vulnerable people may have needs beyond the level addressed in this standard.


Attention is drawn to the fact that

  • for appliances intended to be used in vehicles or on board ships or aircraft, additional requirements may be necessary;

  • in many countries additional requirements are specified by the national health authorities, the national authorities responsible for the protection of labour and similar authorities.


This standard does not apply to appliances intended to be used in locations where special conditions prevail, such as the presence of a corrosive or explosive atmosphere (dust, vapour or gas).

Annex ZE is not applicable.

Standard NumberBS EN 60335-2-32:2003+A2:2015
TitleHousehold and similar electrical appliances. Safety. Particular requirements for massage appliances
StatusCurrent, Superseded
Publication Date27 August 2003
Conformity to regulationDesignated
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN 60335-1
Informative References(Provided for Information)ISO 13732-1, IEC 60335-2-17, ISO 2439:1980
Replaced ByBS EN IEC 60335-2-32:2021
ReplacesBS EN 60335-2-32:1996, IEC 60335-2-32:1993
International RelationshipsEN 60335-2-32:2003/A2:2015,EN 60512-15-5:2008,IEC 60335-2-32:2002/AMD2:2013
Amended ByAmendment, January 2015; Amendment, June 2009
Draft Superseded By13/30279500 DC
DescriptorsSkin-treatment appliances, Cosmetic appliances, Electrical safety, Domestic safety, Household equipment, Safety measures, Electrical household appliances, Performance testing, Rated voltage, Massage appliances, Protected electrical equipment, Electrically-operated devices
Title in FrenchAppareils électrodomestiques et analogues. Sécurité. Règles particulières pour les appareils de massage
Title in GermanSicherheit elektrischer Geräte für den Hausgebrauch und ähnliche Zwecke. Besondere Anforderungen für Massagegeräte
ISBN978 0 580 82168 4
File Size1.195 MB

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