We here at Lewden are working to ensure all of our products are marked with the UKCA markings before the current deadline on the 1st January 2023.
The UKCA (United Kingdom Conformity Assessed) mark is the new product marking scheme to replace CE marking for all products placed on the GB market (England, Wales and Scotland) that came into force from 1st January 2021 for most products. The Ireland/Northern Ireland Protocol means that products placed on the Northern Ireland market will continue to meet relevant EU rules including CE marking.
The UKCA marking came into effect on 1 January 2021. However, to allow businesses time to adjust to the new requirements, CE marking will still be acceptable on goods placed in the GB market before 31st December 2022.
The UKCA mark should be used immediately from 1st January 2023 if ALL of the following apply:
- The product is intended for the GB market
- It is covered by legislation which requires the UKCA marking
- It requires mandatory third-party conformity assessment
- A third-party assessment has been carried out by an EU appointed Notified Body located in the UK and the files have not been transferred to an EU-27 Notified Body
This information is subject to change, via the UK Government… you can keep up to date here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/using-the-ukca-marking