Author Archives: Peter Jolles

RoHS Compliance – Suggestions From a Pro

MY SUGGESTIONS AFTER REVIEWING HUNDREDS OF PRODUCTS F2 Labs assists our customers with compliance issues for many markets across the world. We test equipment in our labs for electrical and mechanical safety & EMC / radio compliance in our three … Continue reading

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The Machinery Directive – Not only for electric devices

A lot of our efforts at F2 labs are spent determining the applicability of different regulations to our customers’ products. We help you find out what is applicable and then we suggest the best, fastest, and most cost-effective way to … Continue reading

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The EU REACH Regulation and US manufacturers… here is what you need to know.

F2 Labs assists manufacturers around the world with compliance obligations. Historically we have been an accredited test laboratory for electrical, electro-mechanical, EMC, and radio testing. We expanded to offer services to our customers for the EU RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU in … Continue reading

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Compliance for Electric Bicycles, E-Bikes, and the EU

Understanding e-bike compliance under the scope of the EU machinery, electromagnetic compatibility, and restriction of hazardous substances directives. Continue reading

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Authorized EU Representative Requirement for EU Shipments

I fielded a question from a prospective customer yesterday regarding the requirement for an Authorized Representative for EU shipments. We always refer to it as an Authorized EU Representative at F2 Labs to avoid confusion. The customer read an article … Continue reading

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UKCA mark and CE marking – September 2020 update from F2 Labs

We published an article about Brexit and its implications for CE marking back in February of this year. A link to that article is here. The UK government posted new guidance about this on September 1, 2020. The link to … Continue reading

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F2 Labs customer receives US FDA approval for a device used in the battle against COVID-19

It is safe to say that COVID-19 has affected everyone in the world. F2 labs immediately joined the fight and offered pro-bono services to our customers who are working to alleviate the suffering caused by this terrible illness. “It was … Continue reading

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RoHS 2011/65/EU and (EU)2015/863 – What is the difference?

Understanding the requirements for compliance to RoHS 2011/65/EU is not difficult (and we can help you), but ignoring them can get your product stopped upon entry into the EU. RoHS stands for the “restriction of hazardous substances”. Initially, it restricted … Continue reading

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NOTICE: We are offering PRO-BONO services – Can we help you?

If you are producing a product that can help with this crisis and you’re in need of assistance with regulatory approvals, advice, guidance or testing, we are here and want to do our part to help the country during this … Continue reading

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My product recharges or powers from a USB cable, do I need to comply with the Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU?

The question in the title of this blog article is frequently asked by our customers. Let’s break it down. See the LVD 2014/35/EU, Article 1, para 2: The Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU applies to products with a power input of … Continue reading

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