IEC 60335-2-2 deals with the safety of electric vacuum cleaners and water-suction cleaning appliances for household and similar purposes, including vacuum cleaners for animal grooming, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V. IEC 60335-2-2 also applies to motorized cleaning heads and current-carrying hoses associated with a particular vacuum cleaner.
Battery-operated appliances and other DC-supplied appliances are within the scope of this standard. Dual supply appliances, either mains-supplied or battery-operated, are regarded as battery-operated appliances when operated in battery mode. Appliances not intended for normal household use, but which nevertheless may be a source of danger to the public, such as appliances intended to be used by laymen in shops and other premises for normal housekeeping purposes, are also within the scope of it.
The text of IEC 60335-2-2:2019 has been approved in Europe as EN IEC 60335-2-2:2023 without any changes. EN IEC 60335-2-2:2023/A11:2023 modifies the European standard EN IEC 60335-2-2:2023. This consolidated version consists of the main text and the amendment, which can also be found separately from the standards history.