BS EN 60335-2-17:2013 - Household and similar electrical appliances. Safety. Particular requirements for blankets, pads, clothing and similar flexible heating appliances

BS EN 60335-2-17:2013

Household and similar electrical appliances. Safety. Particular requirements for blankets, pads, clothing and similar flexible heating appliances

Status : Current, Superseded   Published : April 2013 Replaced By : BS EN 60335-2-17:2013+A11:2019



IEC 60335-2-17:2012 deals with the safety of electric blankets, pads, clothing and other flexible appliances that heat the bed or human body, for household and similar purposes, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V. This standard also applies to control units supplied with the appliance. 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 in beauty parlours or by persons in cold ambient temperatures, are within the scope of this standard. As far as is practicable, this standard deals with the common hazards presented by appliances that are encountered by all persons in and around the home. However, in general, it does not take into account persons (including children) whose physical, sensory or mental capabilities or lack of experience and knowledge prevents them from using the appliance safely without supervision or instruction or children playing with the appliance. This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition published in 2002 including its Amendment 1 (2006) and its Amendment 2 (2008). It constitutes a technical revision. The principal changes in this edition as compared with the second edition are as follows (minor changes are not listed):

- The definition of PTC heating element has been deleted and the definition in Part 1 now applies. A definition of a heating element with PTC characteristics has been introduced instead (3.117). This has resulted in editorial changes to 5.7, 5.8.2, 7.1, 10.101, 11.2, 21.105, 21.111.1 and 21.112.

- The allowance for class I appliances has been deleted and requirements for appliances incorporating a functional earth have been incorporated (6.1, 7.1, 22.115).

- The working voltage of parts of class III construction is limited to 24 V (22.26).

- Some notes have been deleted or converted to normative text (3.107, 3.111, 3.113, 5.2, 5.3, 5.8.2, 11.8, 11.101, 11.102, 15.1, 15.101, 19.1, 19.13, 19.102, 19.103, 19.105, 19.106, 19.108, 19.109, 19.110, 19.111, 19.112, 21.1, 21.102, 21.103, 21.109, 21.110.3, 21.111.1, 21.111.2, 21.111.3, 21.112, 22.103, 22.114, 25.23, Annex AA, Annex CC 3.1.9, 19.201, 19.203).

- Modification of the marking requirements (7.1, 7.14, 7.15).

- Modification of the instructions (7.12).

- Clarification of the heat stroke test (11.101).

- The figure numbers have been updated to take into account deletion of Figure 103 in the previous edition.

The attention of National Committees is drawn to the fact that equipment manufacturers and testing organizations may need a transitional period following publication of a new, amended or revised IEC publication in which to make products in accordance with the new requirements and to equip themselves for conducting new or revised tests. It is the recommendation of the committee that the content of this publication be adopted for implementation nationally not earlier than 12 months or later than 36 months from the date of publication. Keywords: electric blanket: pad: heating element

This publication is to be read in conjunction with

IEC 60335-1:2010


Standard NumberBS EN 60335-2-17:2013
TitleHousehold and similar electrical appliances. Safety. Particular requirements for blankets, pads, clothing and similar flexible heating appliances
StatusCurrent, Superseded
Publication Date30 April 2013
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)ISO 3758:2005, IEC 60320-1:2001, EN 60320-1:2001, EN 60320-1:2001/A1:2007, EN ISO 2439, ISO/IEC Guide 37, IEC 60320-1:2001/A1:2007, EN ISO 3758:2005, ISO 2439
Informative References(Provided for Information)IEC 60335-2-71, IEC 60335-2-81, IEC 60601-2-35, IEC 60335-2-66
Replaced ByBS EN 60335-2-17:2013+A11:2019
ReplacesBS EN 60335-2-17:2002+A2:2009
International RelationshipsIEC 60335-2-17:2012,EN 60335-2-17:2013
DescriptorsElectrical insulation, Flexibility, Electrical safety, Electrical testing, Protected electrical equipment, Rated voltage, Electrical household appliances, Electric blankets, Type testing, Control devices, Household equipment, Blankets
Title in FrenchAppareils électrodomestiques et analogues. Sécurité. Exigences particulières pour les couvertures, coussins, vêtements et appareils chauffants souples analogues
Title in GermanSicherheit elektrischer Geräte für den Hausgebrauch und ähnliche Zwecke. Besondere Anforderungen an Wärmezudecken, Wärmeunterbetten, Heizkissen, Kleidung und ähnliche schmiegsame Wärmegeräte
ISBN978 0 580 73824 1
File Size1.801 MB

 Your basket
Your basket is empty

Multi-user access to over 3,500 medical device standards, regulations, expert commentaries and other documents

Develop a PAS

Develop a fast-track standardization document in 9-12 months

Worldwide Standards
We can source any standard from anywhere in the world


The faster, easier way to work with standards