Category Archives: CE marking

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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What Now?

A comprehensive guide into the listing standards that are required after testing to compliance marks. 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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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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