Remember the good old days of DOS, when you could open command.com with a simple text editor and find the line with the dreaded "Abort, Retry, Fail" message.
Unwary users were so supprised to see "You're F!*%ed" or some such. And no ammount of rebooting would solve the problem.
Products that fall under a CE marking Directive cannot be imported into the EU unless they show the CE marking, which is simply a manufacturer's self-declaration that the product complies with the relevant European legislation.