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"CE" Designation -- What does it mean?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [DB]' started by Joe Nerve, Jul 31, 2004.


  1. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses, Hipshot products
    That little black and white sticker that says "CE" on the back of a lot of my gear?????
     
  2. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses, Hipshot products
    I feel like I've just been scolded by a ghost.
     
  3. Brent Norton

    Brent Norton

    Sep 26, 2003
    Detroit, MI
    It's a sort of certification required for goods headed to or used in Europe -- even if the initial sale market is elsewhere. It basically means that products have been tested to meet European standards (for safety, health, etc.) for that product's category and its intended use. "CE" literally stands for a French phrase which essentially translates into "European Conformity" or the like...