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The European Commission has confirmed the withdrawal from the European market of four machines due to their failure to comply with certain essential requirements of the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC. The machines are an angle grinder made in Belgium, a jig saw made in China and two cutting-off machines made in Sweden.
These machines had the following defects:
- Grinder: risk of failure in service, the machines’ marking and the content of the instruction manual;
- Jig saw: risk of failure in service, risks due to surfaces, edges or angles, and requirements relating to guards and protective devices;
- Cutting-off machines: failure to comply with the principles of allowance for safety and risks related to moving parts.