The image above shows that the CE is represented by the European Community and China Export, however, look closely and you will see that there are differences, particularly in the spacing of the letters. While any electrical item with an European mark is acceptable for use in the European community, the French like to see the purchase and use of items which is marked with an NF mark and ensures that the product conforms to French standards and legislation.
Tips for purchasing electrical items:
- If you paid a cheap price for it, it is cheap and the product is below standard and not built to last
- Be aware of purchasing via the internet
- Buy from reputable suppliers/retailers
- Check and know your marks