UKCA deadline extended to 2024
The implementation deadline of the new UK product safety marking (UKCA) has been extended to 31 December 2024.
This means, until then, both CE and UKCA marks can be used, and will be recognised by validating officials, giving manufacturers more time to adapt to this change. If you are yet to make this change, view the advice on the UK Government website and in our guidance document to get started.
The Government is also reviewing the wider product safety framework and processes, encouraging the adoption of new innovative methods, such as e-labelling, to make it easier to apply product markings. This will relieve some workload, whilst giving manufacturers flexibility in how they meet their legal obligations.
We will discuss this topic in more detail at our upcoming Member Business Forum, where you can ask questions and seek advice – date to be announced soon.