Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-115: Particular requirements for skin beauty care appliances
Dual supply appliances, either mains-supplied or battery-operated, are regarded as battery-operated appliances when operated in the battery mode.
Examples of appliances that are within the scope of this standard are
– battery-operated appliances and other DC supplied appliances for beauty care;
– appliances with high frequency outputs including equipment for heat-producing effects on the skin;
– appliances with medium frequency outputs including interferential outputs, for skin stimulation or muscle stimulation;
– appliances with low frequency outputs (e.g. faradic currents) for application such as skin stimulation or muscle stimulation;
– appliances with extra-low voltage DC outputs (e.g. galvanic currents), such as electro-epilation (hair removal);
– skin beauty care appliances with ultrasonic outputs;
– appliances having vacuum-pressure functions;
– skin beauty care appliances for melting wax;
– appliances intended to produce surface cooling effect on the skin;
– facial cleaning appliances;
– micro-needling appliances;
– plasma pens.
Appliances covered by this standard can incorporate vapour-producing devices or spray-producing devices.
This standard deals with the common hazards presented by appliances that are encountered by all persons. However, in general, it does not take into account
– persons (including children) whose physical, sensory or mental capabilities; or lack of experience and knowledge prevents them from using the appliance safely without supervision or instruction;
– children playing with the appliance.
Attention is drawn to the fact that
– it is recognized that persons having very extensive and complex disabilities can have needs beyond the level addressed in this standard.
– for appliances intended to be used in vehicles or on board ships or aircraft, additional requirements can be necessary;
– in many countries, additional requirements can be specified by the national health authorities, the national authorities responsible for the protection of labour and similar authorities.
This standard does not apply to
– appliances intended exclusively for industrial purposes;
– appliances intended to be used in locations where special conditions prevail, such as the presence of a corrosive or explosive atmosphere (dust, vapour or gas);
– shavers, hair clippers and similar appliances (IEC 60335-2-8);
– blankets, pads, clothing and similar flexible heating appliances (IEC 60335-2-17);
– appliances for skin or hair care such as facial saunas, hand dryers, foot care appliances (IEC 60335-2-23);
– spray tanning appliances;
– appliances for skin exposure to optical radiation (IEC 60335-2-27);
– sauna heating appliances and infrared cabins (IEC 60335-2-53);
– cosmetic and beauty care appliances incorporating lasers and intense light sources (IEC 60335-2-113);
– appliances intended for medical purposes (IEC 60601);
– radio frequency appliances without contact to the skin;
– ultrasound appliances provided with focusing ultrasound transducers.
This part 2 is to be used in conjunction with the fifth edition of IEC 60335-1:2010 and its amendments.
The contents of the corrigendum of April 2022 have been included in this copy.
|Publication type||International Standard|
|TC/SC||TC 61 - Safety of household and similar electrical appliancesrss|
|ICS||13.120 - Domestic safety
97.170 - Body care equipment
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