IEC 60825-1:2007

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IEC 60825-1 is applicable to safety of laser products emitting laser radiation in the wavelength range 180 nm to 1 mm. A laser product may consist of a single laser with or without a separate power supply or may incorporate one or more lasers in a complex optical, electrical, or mechanical system. Typically, laser products are used for demonstration of physical and optical phenomena, materials processing, data reading and storage, transmission and display of information, etc. Such systems have found use in industry, business, entertainment, research, education, medicine and consumer products. Laser products that are sold to other manufacturers for use as components of any system for subsequent sale are not subject to IEC 60825-1, since the final product will itself be subject to this standard. However, if the laser system within the laser product is operable when removed from the equipment, the requirements of this Part 1 apply to the removable unit. Any laser product is exempt from all further requirements of this Part 1 if classification by the manufacturer of that product according to Clauses 3, 8 and 9 shows that the emission level does not exceed the AEL (accessible emission limit) of Class 1 under all conditions of operation, maintenance, service and failure. In addition to the hazards resulting from laser radiation, laser equipment may also give rise to other hazards such as fire and electric shock. This Part 1 describes the minimum requirements. Compliance with this Part 1 may not be sufficient to achieve the required level of product safety. Laser products must conform to the applicable performance and testing requirements of the applicable product safety standards. Where a laser system forms a part of equipment which is subject to another IEC product safety standard (e.g. for medical equipment (IEC 60601-2-22), IT equipment (IEC 60950), audio and video equipment (IEC 60065), equipment for use in hazardous atmospheres (IEC 60079), or electric toys (IEC 62115)), this Part 1 will apply in accordance with the provisions of IEC Guide 104 ) for hazards resulting from laser radiation. If no product safety standard is applicable, then IEC 61010-1 applies. In previous editions, LEDs were included in the scope of IEC 60825-1, and they may be still included in other parts of the IEC 60825 series. However, with the development of lamp safety standards, optical radiation safety of LEDs in general can be more appropriately addressed by lamp safety standards. The removal of LEDs from the scope of this Part 1 does not preclude other standards from including LEDs whenever they refer to lasers. CIE S009 may be applied to determine the risk group class of an LED or product incorporating one or more LEDs. The MPE (maximum permissible exposure) values of this Part 1 were developed for laser radiation and do not apply to collateral radiation. However, if a concern exists that accessible collateral radiation might be hazardous, the laser MPE values may be applied to conservatively evaluate this potential hazard. The MPE values are not applicable to intentional human exposure to laser radiation for the purpose of medical or cosmetic/aesthetic treatment. The objectives of this part of IEC 60825 are the following: - to introduce a system of classification of lasers and laser products according to their degree of optical radiation hazard in order to aid hazard evaluation and to aid the determination of user control measures; - to establish requirements for the manufacturer to supply information so that proper precautions can be adopted; - to ensure, through labels and instructions, adequate warning to individuals of hazards associated with accessible radiation from laser products; - to reduce the possibility of injury by minimizing unnecessary accessible radiation and to give improved control of the laser radiation hazards through protective features. This second edition of IEC 60825-1 cancels and replaces the first edition published in 1993, its Amendment 1 (1997) and its Amendment 2 (2001). It constitutes a technical revision. The user's guide has been removed from this part of the IEC 60825 series and is now a separate document (Part 14). Light emitting diodes (LEDs) have been removed from the scope of this part of IEC 60825, but may still be included in other parts. This part of IEC 60825 has the status of a Group Safety Publication, in accordance with IEC Guide 104, for aspects of laser radiation pertaining to human safety. The contents of the corrigendum of August 2008 and the interpretation sheet 1 of December 2009 have been included in this copy.

Issue Date

2007-03-30

Category

MISC

Included in IECEE System

2007-11-30

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The National differences and Group differences, National Deviations and Special National conditions (SNC), are based solely on information provided to the Secretariat by the IECEE Member Bodies and/or NCBs and other sources. The IEC/IECEE is not responsible for, nor will it take any position related to, the accuracy or validity of the information provided. To verify the current status of this type of information, we recommend contacting the Member Body (MB) or National Certification Body (NCB) of the relevant country.

Group Differences are applicable for CENELEC member countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

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Laboratory Name

City

Country

Responsible National Certification Body

Littleton 01460

United States of America

94447 Plattling

Germany

Toronto

Canada

Guangzhou

China

Arnhem

Netherlands

Shanghai 200436

China

182 00 Praha 8 – Troja

Czech Republic

Fehraltorf

Switzerland

Modiin

Israel

Milano

Italy

Boxborough,

United States of America

Kaufbeuren

Germany

Gunpo-si

Korea, Republic of

Tokyo

Japan

Lake Forest,

United States of America

Menlo Park,

United States of America

Kista

Sweden

Kowloon

Hong Kong

Shanghai

China

Guangzhou

China

LongHua District, ShenZhen

China

Taipei City

Chinese Taipei

Osaka

Japan

Tokyo

Japan

Gyeonggi-do, 15809

Korea, Republic of

Gyeonggi-do

Korea, Republic of

Seoul 08389

Korea, Republic of

Fontenay-Aux-Roses

France

Shanghai

China

Ottawa

Canada

Biassono (MB)

Italy

Neihu, Taipei

Chinese Taipei

Beijing 100015

China

Borås

Sweden

Puchheim

Germany

Gunpo-si

Korea, Republic of

Hartmannsdorf

Germany

Seibersdorf

Austria

Shanghai

China

Tel-Aviv

Israel

Beijing 100176

China

Shanghai

China

Shenzhen 518052

China

Osaka 537-0002,

Japan

Yokohama,

Japan

Seoul, 07298

Korea, Republic of

Berlin

Germany

Nürnberg

Germany

Taoyuan City 333

Chinese Taipei

Pleasanton,

United States of America

San Diego

United States of America

GORMLEY

Canada

Jiangsu

China

Shenzhen, Guangdong

China

Tokyo 160-0023

Japan

Singapore 609937

Singapore

München

Germany

Mie 516-0021

Japan

Fremont,

United States of America

Research Triangle Park

United States of America

Suzhou

China

Taipei City

Chinese Taipei

Offenbach / Main

Germany

Id

Name

City

Country

13336

Toronto, Ontario

Canada

13338

Beijing 100070

China

13360

Arnhem

Netherlands

13339

Troja, 182 00 Praha 8

Czech Republic

13372

Fehraltorf

Switzerland

20269

Modiin

Israel

13351

Milano

Italy

13371

Kista

Sweden

13365

Singapore

Singapore

13424

IL 60005

United States of America

13353

Tokyo

Japan

13358

Gunpo-si,Gyeonggi-do, 15809

Korea, Republic of

13359

Gyeonggi-do

Korea, Republic of

13356

Seoul

Korea, Republic of

13343

Fontenay-Aux-Roses

France

13361

Lysaker

Norway

13332

Vienna

Austria

13334

BRUSSELS 1070

Belgium

13342

Helsinki

Finland

13597

Tel-Aviv

Israel

13347

Hartmannsdorf

Germany

13354

Yokohama

Japan

13345

Nürnberg

Germany

13427

Singapore 609937

Singapore

13346

München

Germany

13340

Ballerup

Denmark

13423

Northbrook

United States of America

13344

Offenbach / Main

Germany

Id

Name

City

Country

25774

Sunnyvale,

United States of America