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Safety

Safety needs rules. These are defined by the European standard EN 13356 for warning accessories.

Many of our reflective safety products are tested and certified to EN 13356. It is eg. the optical performance and surface area requirements of non-professional equipment for better visibility of vehicles when illuminated by vehicles on dark roads. A distinction is made in three accessory classes:

Type 1: free hanging accessories like reflective danglers
Type 2: removable accessories such as body reflectors, snap wraps and other bands
Type 3: fixed accessories such as adhesive stickers

For type 1 the surface must be between 15 and 50 cm2. If type 1 is reflective on both sides, the thickness must not exceed 10 mm. Type 2 and 3 must have an area of more than 15 cm2.

In addition, we are entitled to use the TÜV GS mark (tested safety). The condition for this is that the manufacturer is on the product or the distributor has a sub-certificate from our main certificate. Real safety does not save on quality!

The aim of the Product Safety Act (ProdSG) is to banish anonymous and inferior products from the market. With effect from 1st December 2012, the legislator has finally banned the provision of consumer products that are not labeled with the name and address of the manufacturer or the distributor. Therefore, all required contact data is available on all reflAktive products.

TÜV-GS-Sign

We are entitled to use the TÜV-GS-Sign (safety tested) on our products.

This means that either our details appear on the product or our distributors have their own subcertificate and then their details can appear on the product.

EN 13356 Certificate

ReflAktive, Owner Thomas Wassmann, supplies high-quality products audited and certified according to the standard EN 13356.

This standard specifies the optical performance paramenters and the surface area requirements of accessories for non-professional use for increased visibility in poor light. This standard does not apply to clothing.

Please note that this standard identifies three different accessory categories:

  • Type 1: Free hanging accessories e.g. reflective danglers/tags
  • Type 2: Removable accessories e.g. reflective wraps and snap wraps
  • Type 3: Mounted accessories e.g. adhesive stickers

Die optischen Leistungsstandards werden von Herstellern für bestimmte Arten reflektierender Folien festgelegt.

The requirements regarding the optical performance are specified by the producer for certain kinds of reflective films. The surface area of the type 1 accessories has to be between 15 cm² and 50 cm². If a type 1 accessory reflects on both sides, its thickness may not exceed 10 mm. Type 2 and 3 accessories must have a minimum surface area of more than 15 cm².

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Product Safety Law

The German Legislator has in introuced a new product-safety law.

The purpose of this law is the removal of “anonymous consumer products” (where the source/supplier cannot be identified) from the market. With the implementation of the new Product Safety Law on 01.12.2011 the legislator has finally forbidden to place consumer products into the market which are not marked with either the postal address of the producer or the distributor. Breaches of the regulations, since 01.12.2011, can results in penalties for the producer or the distributor in accordance with § 39 paragraph 1 No. 3 in connection with § 6 paragraph 1 No. 2 Product Safety Law with a fi ne of up to 10.000 EUR.

In compliance with this law, we supply our products with the name and the contact address of the producer, the distributor or the end customer.

to the Product Safety Law

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