All cables that Cableworld have imported from the 1st July will be CPR compliant and carry the relevant labelling.
In line with CPR regulations there is no time limit to sell any existing stock that was imported prior to the 1st July.
Therefore, it is highly likely you will continue to receive cables without CPR labelling for a period of time whilst existing stocks are sold.
As from January 2017 Cableworld have been working closely with our manufacturers to ensure that all relevant cables received after the 1st of July are fully compliant in line with regulations
In line with our ISO 9001 accreditation there is also full traceability on all cables allowing for manufactured dates to be easily confirmed.
Please note Cableworld will not accept returns or provide credit notes for any non-CPR cables that were in our stock profile prior to the 1st of July.
CPR Regulations July 2017
The Constructions Products Regulations (CPR) EN 50575:2014. replaces the Constructions Products Directive (CPD) which lays down European harmonised rules for all fixed construction products including cable.
From 1st July 2017, it will be mandatory for manufacturers to apply the CE mark to their products together with the euroclass it meets.
In the case of cabling the euroclass will only apply to the cables reaction to fire and graded from A-F with (A) giving maximum fire performance. Currently fire resistant cables are excluded from this scheme.
For each group of cables of similar construction, a declaration of performance (DOP) will be created and will be available on our website after the 1st July 2017.
Any cables manufactured prior to 1st July 2017 are exempt from the new CPR regulations and there is no time frame in which they have to be used or sold.
This is a European Directive and is required for any cables being installed or sold into the EU.
Currently there is no information regarding the effect Brexit will have on this Directive.