The new Radio Equipment Directive (RED) will supersede the R&TTE Directive from 13 June 2016.
We are expecting the European Commission to issue some guidance towards the end of this year.
AMDEA has been asking questions on behalf of our members as it is not clear whether items such as RFID tags and inductive charging appliances will be in scope. Also, many appliances are now being fitted with radio modules, i.e. washing machines and coffee makers that can be controlled by WiFi. It seems probable that such appliances would be covered by RED instead of the LVD and EMC Directives.
RED covers both the safety aspects of the LVD and the interference aspects of the EMC Directive so if an appliance is in conformity with the RED, then the LVD and EMCD requirements would be covered. However if an appliance that was not covered by RED was subsequently fitted with a radio module it might then need to comply with RED.