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CE markingCE marking

CE marking (originally CE mark) is a mandatory conformity mark for products placed on the market in the European Economic Area (EEA). With the CE marking on a product the manufacturer ensures that the product conforms with the essential requirements of the applicable EC directives. The letters "CE" stand for "Conformité Européenne" ("European Conformity").


A trademark, trade mark, or trade-mark is a distinctive sign or indicator used by an individual, business organization, or other legal entity to identify that the products or services to consumers with which the trademark appears originate from a unique source, and to distinguish its products or services from those of other entities.
A trademark may be designated by the following symbols:
™ (for an unregistered trade mark, that is, a mark used to promote or brand goods) 
® (for a registered trademark) 

The KitemarkThe Kitemark

Within Testing Services, BSI's best known product in the UK is the Kitemark, a registered certification mark first used in 1903. The Kitemark – which is recognized by 82% of UK adults – signifies products or services which have been assessed and tested as meeting the requirements of the related specification or standard within a Kitemark scheme.

PAO Symbol

The period after opening symbol or PAO symbol is a graphic symbol that identifies the useful lifetime of a cosmetics product after its package has been opened for the first time. It depicts an open cosmetics pot and is used together with a written number of months or years.

In the European Union, cosmetics products with a shelf-life of at least 30 months are not required to carry a "best used before end of ..." date. Instead, there has to be "an indication of the period of time after opening for which the product can be used without any harm to the consumer". The EU Cosmetics Directive defines in Annex VIIIa the language-neutral open-jar symbol, which manufacturers should use to indicate this period.

The time period is most often represented compactly as a number of months, followed by the letter "M", as in "36M" for a period of thirty-six months, written either onto the front side of the depicted pot, or to the right of it. The letter "M" is the initial for the word month not only in English, but also in many other European languages. It is also used in the ISO 8601 duration notation.

PAO symbol on a bottle of mouthwash PAO symbol, along with the Green Dot symbol and resin identification code on a bottle of lotion. PAO symbol on a bottle of shower gel.
PAO Symbol PAO Symbol PAO Symbol

Washing Care & Hazard Icons

Iron icon

Do not Iron icon

Iron on High Heat icon

Do not wash icon


Do not hron

Iron on high heat

Do not wash

Wash at 30 icon

Wash at 40 icon

Wash at 50 icon

Cold wash only icon

Wash at 30

Wash at 40

Wash at 50

Cold wash only

Do not tumble dry icon

Tumble dry icon

Tumble dry on low temperature icon

Hand wash only icon

Do not tumble dry

Tumble dry

Tumble dry on low temperature

Hand wash only

Drip dry icon

Dry Flat icon

Dry hanging icon

Dry clean icon

Drip dry

Dry Flat

Dry hanging

Dry clean

Do not dry clean icon

Flammable substance icon

Flammable substance icon

Toxic sign unicode U+2620 skull and crossbones icon

Do not dry clean

Flammable substance

Flammable substance

The skull and crossbones, a common symbol for poison and other sources of lethal danger.
Toxic sign unicode U+2620 

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