BS EN 60335-2-3:2016 - Household and similar electrical appliances. Safety. Particular requirements for electric irons

BS EN 60335-2-3:2016

Household and similar electrical appliances. Safety. Particular requirements for electric irons

Status : Current, Superseded   Published : April 2016 Replaced By : BS EN 60335-2-3:2016+A1:2020
Conformity to regulation : Designated



This clause of Part 1 is replaced by the following.

This International Standard deals with the safety of electric dry irons and steam irons, including those with a separate water reservoir or boiler having a capacity not exceeding 5 l, for household and similar purposes, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V.

Appliances not intended for normal household use, but which nevertheless may be a source of danger to the public, such as appliances intended to be used by laymen in shops, in light industry and on farms, are within the scope of this standard.

As far as practicable, this standard deals with the common hazards presented by appliances, which are encountered by all persons in and around the home. However, in general, it does not take into account

  • children playing with the appliance,

  • the use of the appliance by very young children and young children,

  • user maintenance by children, including cleaning the appliance.

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

NOTE 101

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;

  • additional requirements for pressure vessels may be specified by the national authorities responsible for the safety of pressure vessels.

NOTE 102

This standard does not apply to

  • ironers ( IEC 60335‑2‑44);

  • appliances designed exclusively for industrial purposes;

  • 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).

Standard NumberBS EN 60335-2-3:2016
TitleHousehold and similar electrical appliances. Safety. Particular requirements for electric irons
StatusCurrent, Superseded
Publication Date30 April 2016
Conformity to regulationDesignated
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)IEC 60335-2-44, EN 60335-2-44
Replaced ByBS EN 60335-2-3:2016+A1:2020
ReplacesBS EN 60335-2-3:2002+A11:2010
International RelationshipsIEC 60335-2-3:2012,EN 60335-2-3:2016
Draft Superseded By10/30238796 DC
DescriptorsIrons, Household equipment, Hazards, Ironing equipment, Electrical safety, Domestic safety, Electrical household appliances, Protected electrical equipment
Title in FrenchAppareils électrodomestiques et analogues. Sécurité. Exigences particulières pour les fers à repasser électriques
Title in GermanSicherheit elektrischer Geräte für den Hausgebrauch und ähnliche Zwecke. Besondere Anforderungen für elektrische Bügeleisen
ISBN978 0 580 73821 0
File Size1.357 MB

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