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The Electromagnetic Compatibility Regulations 2016

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59.—(1) Where an enforcing authority makes one of the following findings relating to apparatus, it must require a relevant economic operator to put an end to the non-compliance within a specified period—

(a)the CE marking

(i)has not been affixed; or

(ii)has been affixed otherwise than in accordance with regulations 35 (prohibition on improper use of CE marking) and 42 (CE marking);

(b)the EU declaration of conformity—

(i)has not been drawn up; or

(ii)has been drawn up otherwise in accordance with regulation 10 (EU declaration of conformity and CE marking) and 41 (EU declaration of conformity);

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

(d)the information set out in regulation 13 (information identifying manufacturer) is absent, false or incomplete;

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

(2) Until the specified period has elapsed, the enforcing authority must not commence proceedings under these Regulations, or take any other enforcement action under these Regulations, against the relevant economic operator in respect of the non-compliance referred to in paragraph (1).

(3) Where the non-compliance referred to in paragraph (1) persists, the enforcing authority must take appropriate measures to—

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

(b)ensure that the apparatus is recalled;

(c)ensure that the apparatus is withdrawn from the market.

(4) Where the non-compliance referred to in paragraph (1) persists and the apparatus has been imported for the person’s own use, the enforcing authority must take appropriate measures to ensure that the apparatus is prohibited or restricted.

(5) This regulation does not apply where apparatus presents a risk.

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