551. Obligations of importers in regard to products for potentially explosive atmospheres.

551.     Obligations of importers in regard to products for potentially explosive atmospheres.

Specific obligations are imposed on importers1 and distributors2 of products for potentially explosive atmospheres3.

An importer must not place a product4 on the market5 unless it is in conformity with the essential health and safety requirements6. Before placing a product on the market, an importer must ensure that: (1) a relevant conformity assessment procedure7 has been carried out by the manufacturer8; (2) the manufacturer has drawn up the technical documentation9; (3) the product: (a) bears the CE marking10 where applicable; (b) is accompanied by the EU