A lot of products has to be CE marked before they can be placed on the European market. This includes inter alia toys, most electrical or electronic products, fireworks, gas appliances, machinery and a lot of other product groups.
Legislation obliges business to undertake a correct CE marking of these products. If not, it is illegal to sell the products and the authorities may stop the sales.
CE marking means that the business must pass the following stages for the product: