Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-26: Particular requirements for clocks
|Publication Date:||1 January 2013|
|ICS Code (Small kitchen appliances):||97.040.50|
|ICS Code (Components and accessories for telecommunications equipment):||33.120|
This International Standard deals with the safety of electric clocks having a rated voltage not more than 250 V.
NOTE 101 Examples of appliances that are within the scope of this standard are
- alarm clocks;
- spring-driven clocks with an electrically operated winding mechanism;
- clocks incorporating driving means other than motors.
As far as is practicable, this standard deals with the common hazards presented by appliances that are encountered by all persons in and around the home. However, in general, it does not take into account
- persons (including children) whose
• physical, sensory or mental capabilities; or
• lack of experience and knowledge prevents them from using the appliance safely without supervision or instruction;
- children playing with the appliance.
NOTE 102 Attention is drawn to the fact that
- for appliances intended to be used in vehicles or on board ships or aircraft, additional requirements may be necessary;
- in many countries additional requirements are specified by the national health authorities, the national authorities responsible for the protection of labour and similar authorities.
NOTE 103 This standard does not apply to
- battery-operated clocks;
- appliances intended exclusively for industrial purposes;
- appliances intended to be used in locations where special conditions prevail, such as the presence of a corrosive or explosive atmosphere (dust, vapour or gas);
- clocks having other functions, whether or not in combination with time indication, such as master control clocks and timers for cooking ranges, washing machines and similar appliances;
- clocks for "clocking-in" purposes;
- clocks incorporating electronic circuits only (IEC 60065).