Within European industry, every machine manufacturer has to comply with Directive 2006/42/EC, otherwise known as the Machine Directive (MD).
The MD is implemented by CENELEC's EN 60204 standard, sometimes known as IEC 60204. The most recent version came out in 2018, the one before that in 2006 and the one before that 1997. It's been around for a while.
While comparing the 2018 version to the 2006 version, I noticed ISO 12100 (specifically parts 1 and 2, 12100-1:3004 and 12100-2:2003) is removed from the normative references (Annex ZA, but also chapter 2 of the standard). Considering ISO 12100 is or used to be one of the most important standards on risk assessment and safety integrity requirements (required for determining how 'safe' a complex system is), I'm confused by the MD simply dropping the reference from its normative list. It has now moved to the Bibliography, which doesn't hold the same value.
Last I checked, everything 'normative' in these standards is basically law. Did the value of ISO 12100 change within the scope of the MD so far that compliance is no longer required? Relevant parts are now part of the 60204, but not even close to everything.
It's entirely possible I've misunderstood something here, but are we no longer required to comply with ISO 12100 like we used to?