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ACMA – RCM – end of transition period approaching


The single Regulatory Compliance Mark (RCM) was introduced on 1 March 2013 with a three-year transition period to 29 February 2016.

The RCM illustrates a product’s compliance with all applicable ACMA standards—telecommunications, radiocommunications, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and electromagnetic energy (EME).

Suppliers must register on the online national database and start using the RCM by 1 March 2016.

Products that have already been labelled with the C-Tick or A-Tick can continue to be supplied until labelled stock has been exhausted.

Source: Single compliance mark—end of transition period approaching!

LED globes & TV reception interference | ACMA


Some models of (imported) LED light globes cause interference to TV signals. This interference may consist of a sudden loss of signal or picture quality in a residence or neighbouring house. In these cases, the ACMA needs to be able to quickly contact the supplier of the globes to notify them of the problem. People experiencing TV reception problems may also wish to contact the supplier to arrange an exchange or refund.

The consequences of supplying a device that does not comply with Australian law can be serious and may risk your business’s reputation. Taking some simple steps before making a bulk purchase of LED globes (or any electronic device) directly from overseas will help prevent interference.

via LED globes & TV reception | ACMA.

Child safety – button or coin batteries (Ingestion risks and preventative measures)


This presentation was written by Paul W Robinson, Australia, and presented to the IEEE Symposium on Product Compliance Engineering (ISPCE) in Chicago in May 2015. It covers the identification of risks to children associated with the use of button or coin batteries or cells, the prevalence and severity of harm to children worldwide, and what can be done to mitigate the severity and frequency of injuries. An author’s copy of the PDF version of the submitted presentation is available at the link.

via Child safety – button or coin batteries (Ingestion risks and preventative measures) | paulspiece.com.

IEEE Symposium on Product Compliance Engineering (ISPCE) Registration Now Open


Online registration for the 2015 IEEE Symposium on Product Compliance Engineering (ISPCE) is now open. We invite you to see the sites of Chicago, engage in the 3 full day technical program, and view the packed exhibit hall on May 18-20, 2015.

via ISPCE Registration Now Open.

It covers papers, presentations, workshops and tutorials on all aspects of product safety and compliance engineering. Link to main site: http://psessymposium.org/

Manufacturers not the only party responsible for safety of garage doors | Architecture And Design


The Australian Garage Door Association AGDA is lobbying government … to enforce full mandatory compliance to Australian and New Zealand ANZ standards for all parties involved in this area of (garage doors) construction. “.. it is in fact the responsibility of the installers, builders and designers of buildings to ensure compliance in relation to garage doors, not just manufacturers,” said Fraser.

In addition to lobbying the government for non-compliance, the AGDA is calling for additional safety mechanisms in automated garage doors to be made mandatory. They also want to enforce secondary entrapment protection for automatically operated garage doors under ANZ regulations

via Manufacturers not the only party responsible for safety of garage doors | Architecture And Design.

2015 IEEE Symposium on Product Compliance Engineering | ISPCE 2015


2015 IEEE Symposium on Product Compliance Engineering (ISPCE)

Chicago, May 18-20, 2015

The IEEE Product Safety Engineering Society seeks original and unpublished papers, presentations, workshops and tutorials for the ISPCE 2015 on all aspects of product safety and compliance engineering

via 2015 IEEE Symposium on Product Compliance Engineering | ISPCE 2015.

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