Author Archives: Peter Jolles

Automatic Bar Controls, Inc. – Pizza Sauce Dispenser

F2 Labs and Automatic Bar Controls, Inc. have collaborated on many compliance projects over the years and so we are pretty familiar with some of their products. It was very interesting to see some of the pizza sauce dispenser… which … Continue reading

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REACH Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 – Article 7, Annex VII, and practical considerations for manufacturers – the CRASH COURSE

One possible cause for an audible “gulp” coming from the reader of a specifications sheet is coming across a requirement to comply, vaguely, with the REACH Regulation (EC) 1907/2006. Broadly, REACH is meant to ensure that products in Europe do … Continue reading

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Partly completed machinery and the requirement for Assembly Instructions

Manufacturers who build parts of machines or incomplete machinery (for example: no controls) must be aware that their equipment must not carry a CE marking and must follow a separate compliance path in the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC. This is an … Continue reading

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CE marking Onsite Consulting and Training

F2 Labs is able to send a CE marking expert to your facility to provide overview training to your business – sales and engineering. We can quickly dig into the Directives that apply to your specific products and show your … Continue reading

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Directive (EU) 2017/2102 and RoHS 2011/65/EU

The RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU was amended in November 2017 by Directive (EU) 2017/2102 with some administrative clarifications. I found one item particularly interesting: Recital (2): (2) Secondary market operations for EEE, which involve repair, replacement of spare parts, refurbishment and … Continue reading

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RoHS 2011/65/EU and Machinery

F2 Labs assists many manufacturers, internationally, with CE marking requirements. Regarding CE marking, primarily we test and evaluate electro-mechanical equipment for compliance with electrical safety, machinery safety, EMC and radio, medical device, and hazardous location requirements. However, when a manufacturer … Continue reading

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FCC – New Labeling and Manual Requirements

The FCC released new guidance and procedures for manufacturers to show compliance with FCC regulations in June 2017. Some of the changes are in the labeling requirements and, notably, the allowance for the use of a Suppliers Declaration of Conformity, or … Continue reading

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EU’s Rapid Alert System for dangerous non-food products

The EU has a direct conduit for market surveillance authorities to communicate information about non-compliant products directly between 31 EU member nations and the European Commission. This system is called the Rapid Alert System, or RAPEX. This is not where … Continue reading

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IP69 vs. IP69K

We are presented with a request for quote for IP69K testing on a regular basis at F2 Labs. Usually my first reply to the customer is this, “Do you mean IP69 or IP69K?” Believe it or not, there is a … Continue reading

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Aerosol Dispensers Directive 75/324/EEC

The Aerosol Dispensers Directive 75/324/EEC, also called the ADD 75/324/EEC is one of Europe’s oldest Directives. Although it has never been replaced like, for instance, the Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC (replaced by the LVD 2006/95/EC and then the LVD 2014/35/EU) … Continue reading

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