Product Safety

Top 10 Compliance Today Blog Posts for Electrical Compliance Engineers in 2015

Each year we see a significant rise in readers and subscribers for our Compliance Today Blog posts. The following were the most viewed posts in 2015. ETSI EN 300 328 Version 1.9.1 Contains Important Updates to V1.8.1 FCC Incorporates ANSI C63.4-2014 and ANSI C63.10-2013 into Rules for Unintentional and Intentional Radiators External Power Supplies Must... Read More

Gulf Countries Introduce GCC Certification for Safety & EMC of Low Voltage Electrical Equipment

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Standardization Organization (GSO) has introduced a common Technical Regulation for low voltage electrical products, effective July 1, 2016. This Technical Regulation (BD-142004-01) covers safety and electromagnetic compatibility and will affect seven GCC member states: Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman and Yemen.  It follows a similar existing regulation for... Read More

IEC 60601-1 Edition 3.1 Introduces New Product Safety Requirements for Medical Electrical Equipment

In an effort to remain current with new medical technologies, product safety standard IEC 60601-1 underwent another revision with the 2012 publication of Amendment 1.  More than 100 pages in length, Amendment 1 (Edition 3.1) introduces more than 20 new requirements and 60 modifications to existing requirements for medical devices. For manufacturers of medical electrical... Read More

ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU Replaces 94/9/EC for Explosive Atmosphere Equipment in EU

Due to Europe’s New Legislative Framework, the ATEX Directive 94/9/EC will be replaced by ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU in 2016, for the testing and certification of certain equipment intended for potentially explosive atmospheres in the EU. From the manufacturer perspective, the changes are not significant, as there are no changes to the Essential Health and Safety... Read More