This is the second edition of CAN/CSA-E60335-2-3, Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-3: Particular requirements for electric irons, which is an adoption, with Canadian deviations, of the identically titled IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) Standard 60335-2-3 (edition 5:2002 consolidated with amendment 1:2004).
It supersedes the first edition published in 1994 as CAN/CSA-E335-2-3 (adopted CEI/IEC 335-2-3:1993).
At the time of publication, IEC 60335-2-3:2002+ A1:2004 is available from IEC in English only. CSA will publish the French version when it becomes available from IEC.
This clause of Part 1 is replaced by the following.
This International Standard deals with the safety of electric dry irons and steam irons, including those with a separate water reservoir or boiler having a capacity not exceeding 5 l, for household and similar purposes, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V. Appliances not intended for normal household use, but which nevertheless may be a source of danger to the public, such as appliances intended to be used by laymen in shops, in light industry and on farms, are within the scope of this standard. As far as is practicable, this standard deals with the common hazards presented by appliances which are encountered by all persons in and around the home.
However, in general, it does not take into account - the use of appliances by young children or infirm persons without supervision; - playing with the appliance by young children.
NOTE 101 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 the national health authorities, the national authorities responsible for the protection of labour and similar authorities; - additional requirements for pressure vessels may be specified by the national authorities responsible for the safety of pressure vessels.
NOTE 102 This Standard does not apply to - ironers (IEC 60335-2-44); - 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).