EU directives and regulations

Compliance to legislation is the corner stone to sustainability. All Oase Outdoors products comply with EU legislation as a minimum: and regulations followed to ensure our products are safe and complaint, include and are not limited to:
  • REACH – EU Chemical legislation (EC) No 1907/2006 with amendments REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, Chemical) is EU's basic chemical legislation that ensures chemicals are correctly used with minimal risk to health and the environment.
  • REACH Annex XVII  Annex XVII to the REACH legislation contains the list of restrictions on the marketing and use of certain hazardous substances, mixtures and articles in the European market
  • SVHC Candidate List The SVHC Candidate List is a short version of Substances of Very High Concern.
  • POP Regulation EU 2019/1021 Persistent Organic Polluters (POP) are characterized by toxic properties. The overall purpose of POP Regulation EU 2019/1021 is to prevent the release of such pollutants into the environment by restricting their marketing and conditions for production, use and waste management.
  • EN Standards


The above list is not exclusive and is subject to amendment as new standards and regulations are introduced as part of the ongoing process.

Food contact materials

Any product that encounters food must comply with the EU framework regulation on food contact materials to ensure a high level of health protection. It is our responsibility to ensure all our food contact materials are safe to use so no dangerous substance can migrate into the human body via the food during use. This applies to all products used in the preparation, cooking and serving of food and drink, and the storage of fresh food and drink.

Our range contains a selection of food contact materials so we are subject to many different laws and requirements. All are followed, confirmed by tests and documentation obtained. 

For clarity, all our food contact materials have a label indicating that the product is safe to use for food. Any product that a consumer would expect safe for contact with food but is not, is also marked with the appropriate label. 

CE or UKCA marking

The CE/UKCA mark shows a product has been assessed by the manufacturer to meet EU/UK requirements for safety, health and environmental protection

Our electrical and gas grill products are typical subject to CE/UKCA approval and markings. 

Electrical products

Electrical products All our electrical products must, among other things, comply with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) legislation, which aims to prevent the risks posed to human health and the environment related to the management of electronic and electrical waste.

It restricts the content of dangerous substances in electronic and electrical equipment (EEE). In addition, relevant products must also meet or be assessed for noise under the Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directive (electrical noise) and for safety in use under the Low Voltage Directive.

With few exceptions, all electrical and electronic equipment sold in the EU and UK must carry a special Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment (WEEE) symbol. This indicates that the product must not be thrown away as unsorted waste but must be sent to special collection facilities where it will be recovered and recycled. 

Gas grills

Gas grill Our gas appliances are covered by the Gas Appliance Regulation (GAR) and must include a CE/UKCA mark before release to the market.

The CE/UKCA mark documents that the product complies with the essential safety requirements found in the Gas Appliances Regulation.


Charcoal grills

All our charcoal grills are risk assessed and manufactured according to general product safety directive and the harmonized standard EN1860 so ensure that the products are safe to use.


All our tents are designed and developed in house and it is important that each meets requirements laid down in the General Product Safety Act. To ensure these are met, we use EN5912 and underlying standards to test for and set quality requirements.

Our own tent test centre allows us to check for flaws so we can be confident each design meets and, where assessed, exceed the requirements laid down in the standard. The entire development takes place in close co-operation with our long-standing supplier base, where quality and product safety are continuously monitored for maximum durability and safe use for consumers and the environment.

SIMs and sleepingbags

To determine temperature limits of our sleeping bags objectively, we follow the European Standard EN ISO 23537-1:2016. This specifies the use of a computer-controlled thermal manikin similar in shape and size to the human body.  We quote the recommended temperature ratings for the following on each of our sleeping bags: 

Tcomfort – lower comfort limit in standard use (woman) 
Tlimit – lower limit when curled up in standard use (man) 
Textreme – lowest extreme temperature for survival (woman) 

We provide an R-value by which a consumer can assess insulation for comparison and evaluation of performance to match needs. The R-Value is the measure of a material’s thermal resistance under uniform conditions and the higher a material’s R-Value then the better insulation it provides. While it is a standard measurement there is currently no single international test procedure to determine this in self-inflating mattresses, so we have worked with specialists to create values that aid the purchasing process. 


Like all our products, furniture must comply with the EU law on general product safety. It must be safe to use and all risk of injury must be eliminated before we add a product to the range.

For this, we refer to the EN581 standard that specifically relates to requirements for the safe use of outdoor furniture. We continuously test our furniture in collaboration with our suppliers – including, but not restricted to, the risk of crushing, collapse, stability and durability.


EU REACH and POP legislation set requirements and limitations to ensure that fabrics contain no dangerous substances or chemicals

Personal protection products

To fulfil all requirements and demonstrate our full compliance laid out by the Personal Protective Equipment regulation, a notified/approved body must make the type examination of the product, verify all testing and issue a certificate.

The notified/approved body will also issue a PIN code and other important information, which must be integrated on each specific product/marking plate and be unremovable from the product during its life.