Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2-23: Particular requirements for appliances for skin or hair care
|Publication Date:||1 January 2005|
|ICS Code (Domestic safety):||13.120|
|ICS Code (Body care equipment):||97.170|
This International Standard deals with the safety of electric appliances for the care of skin or hair of persons or animals and intended for household and similar purposes, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V.
NOTE 101 Examples of appliances that are within the scope of this standard are
- curling combs;
- curling irons;
- curling rollers with separate heaters;
- facial saunas;
- hand dryers;
- heaters with detachable curlers;
- permanent-wave appliances.
NOTE 102 Appliances covered by this standard may incorporate steam-producing or spray-producing devices.
Appliances not intended for normal household use but that nevertheless may be a source of danger to the public, such as appliances intended to be used by laymen in shops, in light industry and on farms, are within the scope of this standard.
NOTE 103 Examples are appliances for use in hairdressing salons.
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
- the use of appliances by young children or infirm persons without supervision;
- playing with the appliance by young children.
NOTE 104 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 105 This standard does not apply to
- 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);
- shavers, hair clippers and similar appliances (IEC 60335-2-8);
- UV and IR radiation appliances (IEC 60335-2-27);
- sauna heating appliances (IEC 60335-2-53);
- appliances intended for medical purposes (IEC 60601).