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From: "RP Henry"
References: <3E1D84F8.8FABC013@azglobal.com> <email@example.com> <3E1E1C10.9C023671@azglobal.com>
Subject: Re: Skipping UL/FCC certification
Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2003 07:43:37 -0800
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"Richard" wrote in message
> Oppie wrote:
> > On low volume products, in the US, you might get
> > away without major testing. The laws are there to
> > protect users and limit the pollution of the radio
> > spectrum. One has to balance being a business
> > person and a good citizen.
> I anticipated that UL was optional, but I wonder what the implications
> are for not having it. I can imagine one couldn't get liability
> insurance without it.
> If I read this document correctly, lab test gear falls in a niche that
> is exempt from FCC Part 15 regulations (RF certification and
> verification), and not even minimal testing would be necessary.
> Beyond FCC and UL, are there other regulations / certifications that
> must be observed for a commercial US product?
Be careful about your assumptions. A few years ago, the FCC raided the
Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and issued $10,000 fines on the spot
to vendors who were exhibiting uncertified equipment.
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