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Reference EN 60335-2-72:1998
Title Safety of household and similar electrical appliances - Part 2-72: Particular requirements for automatic machines for floor treatment for commercial and industrial use
Project Number 7408
Abstract/Scope Deals with the particular requirements for safety of mains or battery-supplied portable combined machines and mobile equipment with or without a built-in battery charger, having a chassis with or without traction drive, intended for commercial and industrial use indoors or outdoors for dry or wet treatment of hard floors or of floors with carpeting. Does not apply to the following machines for commercial and industrial use: floor treatment machines (EN 60335-2-67), spray extraction appliances (EN 60335-2-68), wet and dry vacuum cleaners (EN 60335-2-69).


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 1998-12-17
Current Stage code deadline 1999-04-01
Deadline date for vote  


Directive(s) MD (98/37/EC)
Mandate(s) M/083
Order Voucher BC/CLC/94-07


IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 61J
Reference Document IEC 60335-2-72:1995 (MOD)
ICS 29.020 - Electrical engineering in general
97.080 - Floor treatment appliances
Keywords Household appliances; Automatic; Floor treatment; Safety
Note To be read with EN 60335-1:1994
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle
22.22 Hazardous substances - Asbestos Manufacturing B2B
Annex B.7.12 Hazardous substances - Batteries Disposal B2C
22.41 Hazardous substances - Heavy metals Use B2B
22.23 Hazardous substances - PCB Manufacturing B2B
32 Radiation Use B2B


Deadline Date
6060 1998-12-17 1999-04-01 export to doc file  EN
6020 1998-11-01 1999-02-01  
5099 1998-10-01 1998-11-01  
5062 1998-09-16 1998-10-01  
5020 1998-06-04 1998-09-15  
4099 1998-03-16 1998-06-16  
4020 1997-05-30 1997-10-01  
4060 1996-11-28 1997-05-31  
4020 1996-01-10 1996-07-31  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 1998-10-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 1998-12-17
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 1999-01-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 1999-04-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2002-04-01


Superseded by EN 60335-2-72:2009
Normative reference (6)  

(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

(6) This list of normative references is purely indicative. The only official list of normative reference is the list of the published standard.