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The Equipment and Protective Systems Intended for Use in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017

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59.—(1) Where the Executive makes one of the following findings relating to a product, it shall require a relevant economic operator to remedy the non-compliance concerned within a specified period—

(a)the CE marking—

(i)where required, has not been affixed; or

(ii)has been affixed otherwise than in accordance with regulations 36 (Prohibition on improper use of CE marking) and 41 (CE marking);

(b)where a notified body is involved in the production control phase for the product, the identification number of the notified body—

(i)has not been affixed; or

(ii)has been affixed otherwise than in accordance with regulation 41;

(c)the EU declaration of conformity or the attestation of conformity as appropriate—

(i)does not accompany the product; or

(ii)has been drawn up otherwise than in accordance with regulations 7 (EU declaration of conformity and CE marking) and 40 (EU declaration of conformity);

(d)the technical documentation is either not available or not complete;

(e)the following product information has not been affixed or has been affixed otherwise than in accordance with paragraph 5 of Schedule 1—

(i)specific marking of explosion protection in accordance with paragraph 5(1)(f) of Schedule 1;

(ii)the symbols of the equipment-group and category in accordance with paragraph 5(1)(g) of Schedule 1;

(iii)where applicable, the other markings and information required by paragraph 5(1) of Schedule 1.

(f)the following information that is required to be included in the labelling of the product is absent, false or incomplete—

(i)the information specified in regulation 13 (Information identifying manufacturer);

(ii)the information specified in regulation 21 (Information identifying importer); or

(g)any other administrative requirement imposed on the manufacturer or importer under Part 2 has not been fulfilled.

(2) The Executive shall not take any enforcement action against the relevant economic operator under these Regulations in respect of the non-compliance concerned until the period referred to in paragraph (1) has elapsed.

(3) Where the non-compliance referred to in paragraph (1) persists, the Executive shall take appropriate measures to—

(a)restrict or prohibit the product being made available on the market;

(b)ensure that the product is withdrawn; or

(c)ensure that the product is recalled.

(4) This regulation does not apply where a product presents a risk.

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