Lawn Mowers

Lawn mowers are one of the most dangerous tools around the home. The nature of the accidents varies, but the injuries include deep cuts, amputation, broken and dislocated bones, burns, and eye and other injuries caused by stones an other object that are ejected from an operating lawn mower. Both users of mowers and nearby spectators can be injured.

The Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Latvia, the Netherlands, Norway (Leader), Portugal and Romania participated in this activity.

The objectives of the Lawn Mowers Activity was to ensure that the products available on the EU market for consumers are safe and that they carry the appropriate warnings and instructions. The focus was on developing best practices for market surveillance and on exchanging experience with carrying out market surveillance.

The Grant Agreement drew particular attention to robotic lawnmowers, but their sales were such a small portion of the EU market (<2%) that participants decided the programme needed to cover other types too: electric cordless, electric corded and petrol mowers.

The samples selected were tested against EN836, EN3744, EN20643, EN60335-2-77:2010, EN61000-2-3, IEC 60335-2-107.

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