IEC 60335-2-60 deals with the safety of electric whirlpool baths for indoor use and whirlpool spas, for household and similar purposes, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V for single-phase appliances and 480 V for other appliances. It also applies to appliances for circulating air or water in conventional baths.
Appliances not intended for normal household use but that nevertheless may be a source of danger to the public, such as appliances intended to be used by laymen in hotels, fitness centres and similar places, are within the scope of this standard.
As far as is practicable, this standard deals with the common hazards presented by appliances that are encountered by all people in and around the home. However, in general, it does not consider persons (including children) whose physical, sensory or mental capabilities or lack of experience and knowledge prevents them from using the appliance safely without supervision or instruction. It also does not consider children playing with the appliance.
The text of IEC 60335-2-60:2017 has been approved in Europe as EN IEC 60335-2-60:2023 without any changes.