Product Safety

China CCC Product Safety Compliance for A/V & IT Equipment is Changing

Audio/video equipment and information technology equipment intended for sale in China must meet new China Compulsory Certification (CCC) product safety requirements starting in November and December, respectively. In February, the Certification and Accreditation Administration of China (CNCA) Technical Committee for High Tech Industry finalized the certificate update instructions for both GB8898 (Audio, Video and Similar... Read More

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

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