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Reference EN 50570:2013
Title Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Particular requirements for commercial electric tumble dryers
Project Number 23604
Abstract/Scope This European Standard deals with the safety of electrical operated tumble dryers intended to be used by trained users in i.e. hotels, hospitals, factories, in light industry and on farms. It also covers tumble dryers which are declared for commercial use in public areas and operated by lay persons e.g. in laundrettes, communal laundry rooms. The rated voltage shall not be more than 250 V for single phase and 480 V for others. This standard also deals with the safety of tumble dryers that use a refrigerating system, incorporating sealed motor-compressors, for drying textile material. These machines may use flammable refrigerants. Additional requirements for these machines are given in Annex BB. This standard also covers tumble dryers making use of other energy sources. It does not cover requirements for these other energy sources. However the influence of these other energy sources on the machines is covered. This standard deals with the common hazards presented by tumble dryers that are encountered by all persons. However, in general, it does not take into account: a) persons (including children) whose: 1) physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or 2) lack of experience and knowledge prevents them from using the tumble dryers safely without supervision or instruction; b) children playing with the tumble dryer. Attention is drawn to the fact that: – for commercial electric tumble dryers 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, the national water supply authorities, the national authorities responsible for transportation and the national authorities for buildings. This standard does not apply to: – industrial laundry machinery (EN ISO 10472-4), – tumble dryers intended to be used in locations where special conditions prevail, such as the presence of a corrosive or explosive atmosphere (dust, vapour or gas).


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2013-11-22
Current Stage code deadline 2014-06-10
Deadline date for vote  


Directive(s) MD (2006/42/EC)
Order Voucher  


IEC Technical Body  
Reference Document  
ICS 97.060 - Laundry appliances
Note To be read in conjunction with EN 60335-1(PR=22056) * Project needed as reference for tests and compliance of products with the new MD * 2013-05-06: Publication allocated to
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2013-11-22 2014-06-10 export to doc file  EN
5099 2013-06-10 2013-07-08  
5060 2013-05-06 2013-05-27 export to doc file  EN
5020 2013-03-01 2013-05-03 export to doc file  EN  FR
4099 2012-10-28    
4099 2012-04-13    
5091 2012-03-14    
5060 2011-11-21 2011-12-12 export to doc file  EN
5020 2011-06-17 2011-11-18 export to doc file  EN  FR
1090 2011-05-25    

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2013-06-10
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2013-11-22
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2013-12-10
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2014-06-10
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2016-06-10


Superseded by  
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.