Product Safety

Electrical/Electronic Regulatory Requirements for Top 5 Middle East Economies

Driven by vast petroleum resources, many parts of the Middle East are growing rapidly.  Following are the region’s biggest economies (listed largest to smallest), and electrical/electronic regulatory compliance issues for each. Turkey Boasting the largest economy in the Middle East, Turkey is being considered for European Union membership and the EU CE Mark is accepted... Read More

Marijuana Farms Skirt Laws – EMC & Product Safety Laws, That Is

According to a recent article by a San Francisco-area police officer, indoor marijuana grows are proliferating and many of them are illegal.  Due to their frequent use of uncertified equipment that is manufactured overseas with little to no regulatory oversight, there has been a significant amount of radio frequency interference (RFI) that leaves these operations... Read More

Top 12 Facts about CE Marking of Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Earlier this year, the European Commission released the latest references for the harmonized standards used to demonstrate conformity with the EU EMC Directive 2004/108/EC and the new R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC requirements started on January 1, 2015.  (R&TTE is replaced in June 2016 by the Radio Equipment Directive (RED) 2014/53/EC). Placed on many categories of products,... Read More

Q4 Product Safety Recall List Filled with Electronics & Electrical Products

In the last three months of 2014, the Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada maintained their torrid pace of recall announcements.  Here is a list of electrical/electronic products that were recalled in the 4th quarter of 2014, per the Consumer Product Safety Commission: UL-Listed Keurig MINI Plus Brewing Systems AP Specialties Power Bank Chargers... Read More

Top 10 Compliance Today Blog Posts for Electrical Compliance Engineers in 2014

Just like last year, the Compliance Today blog for electrical product manufacturer compliance engineers saw a significant increase in readers and subscribers for 2014. Following were the most popular posts, by pageviews. IEC 60601-1-2 4th Edition for Medical EMC Has Immunity & Risk Management Changes EN 61326-1: 2013 Replacing 2006 Version for EMC Directive Evaluation... Read More

For New Technologies – Like 3D Printers – What Product Safety Standard Applies?

Product safety compliance for equipment that falls into an established product category is straightforward.  But what about new technologies – how are these products evaluated?  As a case example, let’s look at 3D printers.  3D printers aren’t new, but they are just now entering the mainstream, with many more manufacturers developing new small desktop versions... Read More