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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

2012 ICPHSO Meeting and Symposium Addresses Global Regulatory Issues

The 2012 International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO) Annual Meeting and Training Symposium in Orlando moved into Workshop Day yesterday.  Some of the topics that were addressed: Global regulatory outlook Comparing Canadian and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Law EU Directives related to toys Effective recalls Risk management Global product safety strategies Hazardous substance regulations... Read More

ICPHSO Kicks Off Annual Meeting with Manufacturers Day

Yesterday was the first day of ICPHSO’s 2012 Annual Meeting and Training Symposium in Orlando, Florida.  As a product safety certification body, MET Labs is participating. The first day was “Manufacturers Day.” For electronics manufacturers, the most relevant presentations focused on new supply chain disclosure requirements, and factors in standards development. Here are the key points... Read More

EPA Announces Final Criteria for ENERGY STAR Most Efficient

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced the final 2012 recognition criteria for its ENERGY STAR “Most Efficient” designation, which recognizes products with exceptional efficiency performance. In the second year of this pilot effort, eight product categories will be eligible for recognition: Air-source heat pumps Boilers Central air conditioners Clothes washers Furnaces Geothermal heat... Read More