Generally as a producer you are responsible yourself to check and decide whether the electrical and electronic equipment you wish to place on the market are within the scope. In individual cases it can be, however, difficult. Therefore, in case of doubt, it is possible to apply for a binding chargeable certification of the obligation to register at stiftung ear (Assessment application).
A producer/authorised representative can submit an assessment application after creating an applicant’s account in the ear-portal. Hereby it is necessary for the producer/authorised representative to briefly explain and justify why they think this is a case of doubt and to describe in detail the electrical and electronic equipment, especially its utilistaion and function.
You can find more detailed information on the fees for an assessment application here.