What does “placed on the market” mean?
A product is placed on the market when it is, supplied for distribution, consumption or use on the EU single market for the first time in the course of a commercial activity. It includes products supplied free of charge.
‘Product’ means each individual product, not a model or type of product. Consequently, even if products of a certain model or type have been supplied before 16 July 2021, individual units of the same model or type which are placed on the market from 16 July 2021 onwards must comply with the new requirements.