Products part of the scope of Directive 2014/31/EU must be appropriately labelled before being released on the EU market. The label must contain the following information:

  • CE marking symbol
  • Supplementary metrology marking that consists of the capital letter 'M' and the last two digits of the year of its affixing, enclosed by a rectangle. The rectangle's height must be equal to the height of the CE symbol.
  • Name, trademark and address of the producer
  • Where applicable, the contact details of the importer
  • The identification number of the notified body
  • Where appropriate, the reference number of the EU-type examination certificate
  • The accuracy class, surrounded by an oval or two horizontal lines joined by two half circles
  • Maximum and minimum capacity
  • Verification scale interval, in the form e = …
  • Type, batch or serial number.

Additionally, where applicable, the label must also include the following inscriptions:

  • For products consisting of separate but associated units, the identification mark on each unit
  • Scale interval if it’s different from e (d = …)
  • Maximum additive tare effect (T = + …)
  • Maximum subtractive tare effect if it’s different from Max (T = – …)
  • Special temperature limits
  • Tare interval if it’s different from d (dT = …)
  • Maximum safe load if it’s different from Max (Lim …) 
  • Ratio between load receptor and load.

Note: The inscriptions Max, Min, e, and d, must also be visible near the display of the result if they are not already situated there.

Lastly, products not intended to be used for the purposes listed in points (a) to (f) of Article 1(2) must bear visibly, legibly and indelibly only the following:

  • the manufacturer's name and trademark
  • maximum capacity, in the form Max ….

Such instruments must not bear the conformity marking as set out in Directive 2014/31/EU.