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Reference EN 61855:2003
Title Household electrical hair care appliances - Methods of measuring the performance
Project Number 15105
Abstract/Scope Applies to electrical appliances (including accessories) for household and similar use for drying and styling hair. Performance characteristics that are of interest to the user and specifies methods of measuring these characteristics are defined within this standard. The measuring procedures are developed for comparable tests. Requirements for performance are not specified within this standard. This standard does not cover hair care appliances with radiant heating, helmet-type dryers or cutting devices.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2003-04-11
Current Stage code deadline 2003-12-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 59
Reference Document IEC 61855:2003 (EQV)
ICS 97.170 - Body care equipment
Keywords Hair care; Household; Performance; Measurement
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle
7 Noise emissions Use B2B


Deadline Date
6060 2003-04-11 2003-12-01 export to doc file  EN
5099 2003-03-01 2003-07-01  
5061 2003-01-27 2003-03-01  
5020 2002-10-11 2002-12-13  
4099 2002-10-08 2002-10-11  
4020 2002-03-01 2002-08-02  
3099 2002-02-26 2002-03-01  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2003-03-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2003-04-11
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2003-06-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2003-12-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2006-03-01


Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) ISO 2267:1986
EN 60584-2:1993
EN 60704-2-9:2003
EN 61254:1994
IEC 61592:1996

(1) Date of ratification (dor) date when the Technical Board notes the approval of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), from which time the standard may be said to be approved

(2) Date of availability (dav) date when the definitive text in the official language versions of an approved CEN/CENELEC publication is distributed by the Central Secretariat

(3) Date of announcement (doa) latest date by which the existence of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), a TS or a CWA has to be announced at national level

(4) Date of publication (dop) latest date by which an EN has to be implemented at national level by publication of an identical national standard or by endorsement

(5) Date of withdrawal (dow) latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn

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