This clause of Part 1 is replaced by the following.
This International Standard deals with the safety of the
following appliances, their rated voltage being
not more than 250 V for single-phase appliances, 480 V for other
appliances and 24 V d.c. for appliances when battery operated.
– refrigerating appliances for household and
– ice-makers incorporating a motor-compressor
and ice-makers intended to be incorporated in
frozen food storage compartments;
– refrigerating appliances and
ice-makers for use in camping, touring caravans
and boats for leisure purposes.
These appliances may be operated from the mains, from a separate
battery or operated either from the mains or from a separate
This standard also deals with the safety of ice-cream
appliances intended for household use, their rated
voltage being not more than 250 V for single-phase
appliances and 480 V for other appliances.
It also deals with compression-type appliances
for household and similar use, which use flammable
This standard does not cover features of the construction and
operation of those refrigerating appliances which
are dealt with in IEC standards.
Refrigerating appliances not intended for
normal household use but which nevertheless may be a source of
danger to the public, such as
− refrigerating appliances used in staff
kitchen areas in shops, offices and other working environments,
− refrigerating appliances used in farm houses
and by clients in hotels, motels and other residential type
− refrigerating appliances used in bed and
breakfast type environments, and
− refrigerating appliances used in catering and
similar non-retail applications
are within the scope of this standard.
As far as is practicable, this standard deals with the common
hazards presented by appliances that are encountered by all persons
in and around the home. However, in general, it does not take into
– 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.
NOTE 1 Attention is drawn to the fact that
– for appliances intended to be used in vehicles or on board
ships or aircraft, additional requirements may be necessary;
– in many countries, additional requirements are specified by
national health authorities, the national authorities responsible
for the protection of labour, the national water supply authorities
and similar authorities.
NOTE 2 This standard does not apply to
– appliances intended to be used in the open air;
– appliances designed 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);
– appliances incorporating a battery intended as a power supply
for the refrigerating function;
– appliances assembled on site by the installer;
– appliances with remote motor-compressors;
– motor-compressors (IEC 60335-2-34);
– commercial dispensing appliances and vending appliances (IEC
– commercial refrigerators and freezers used for the display of
food products, including beverages, for retail sale (IEC
– commercial ice-cream appliances.
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