Category Archives: CE marking

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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What is the CE Mark, and does my product need it?

The CE mark is a mandatory European marking for certain product groups to indicate conformity with the essential requirements set out in European Directives. To use the CE mark on a product, the manufacturer must draw up an EU Declaration of … Continue reading

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UL 60335-2-40/CSA C22.2 No. 60335-2-40

For years, more niche product categories have suffered from not having harmonized testing standards.  What this means for manufacturers is more expensive and extensive regulatory exercises because the standards for the US, Canada, and the European Union are all different.  … Continue reading

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FCC Part 15 Requirements for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Modules/Devices

Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are technologies that allow our devices to be interconnected, whether that be wireless earbuds, cellular phones, hands-free sets for our cars, tablets, computers, etc.  In the United States, products that contain Bluetooth and/or Wi-Fi modules have two … Continue reading

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UKCA Updated Deadline

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown us all for a loop. Effects of the pandemic have been seen across many industries, supply chains, and more, including the extension of deadlines for product compliance regulations. In a statement on August 24th, 2021, … 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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