The IEC safety standard 60335-2-25: Particular requirements for microwave ovens, including combination microwave ovens has been amended again (as A2) and its inclusion in the European standard was confirmed in February 2016.
The amendment deals with issues relating to glass, and products for use on marine craft.
The main change of interest to AMDEA is a revised Routine Testing Annex. This was proposed by the UK to address concerns about in-service testing of microwave ovens, usually those in shops and offices. AMDEA believes that regular microwave leakage testing is of little value – testing should only be carried out after major servicing by specialist repairers.