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IECEE Suspends Brazil NCBs and CBTLs from CB Scheme

Effective last month, Brazilian National Certification Bodies (NCBs) and CB Testing Laboratories (CBTLs) have been suspended from the IECEE CB Scheme.  This is the first time that the IECEE has suspended a member. The suspension is attributed to additional accreditation requirements of Brazil’s regulatory authority, the National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO).  INMETRO requires... Read More

FCC Issues Draft Revisions for RF Exposure & SAR Compliance

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has issued draft revisions to six Knowledge Database (KDB) publications for RF exposure and SAR compliance. They are: KDB Publication 447498 – General RF Exposure Policies for Equipment Authorization Draft revision Existing publication KDB Publication 941225 – SAR Evaluation Considerations for LTE Devices Draft revision Existing publication KDB Publication... Read More

KCC & MKE Change EMC, SAR & Product Safety Regulations in South Korea

Following are recent and near future changes to electrical product regulatory requirements in South Korea. Effective January 1, 2012, the Korean Communications Commission (KCC) requires radiated emission measurements at the limit, above 1GHz, by the highest internal source of the device and also conducted disturbance testing for devices with telecommunication ports. The limit is the same... Read More

RCM Labeling of Electrical Products in Australia & New Zealand to Coincide with New EESS Safety Requirement

As detailed in Compliance Today before, the Australia C-Tick and A-Tick regulatory compliance markings will be phased out, replaced by the existing Regulatory Compliance Mark (RCM).  RCM Labeling The RCM mark will be the only mark to indicate compliance with the Australian Communications and Media Authority’s (ACMA) regulatory arrangements for telecommunications, radio, EMC and electromagnetic energy... Read More

2011 National Electrical Code (NEC) Updates Standard for the Safe Installation of Electrical Equipment

The National Electrical Code (NEC) – or NFPA 70 – was updated in 2011, as part of its 3-year change cycle.  The NEC is published by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and is commonly adopted by U.S. state or local political subdivision, and enforced by the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ). Many NEC requirements refer... Read More