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Monday, May 13, 2019

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US/Canada/ Mexico

 

Collaboration to develop consensus recommendations to improve voluntary safety standards for chargers

 

Technical staff of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Health Canada, and Mexico’s Consumer Protection Federal Agency (PROFECO) have collaborated together to develop recommendations to improve the safety of chargers.

 

Specifically, they request that standards development organizations include, in applicable standards, their recommendations about test methods that they consider important to prevent hazards caused by USB chargers and alternating current (AC) chargers.

 

For more information click here.

 

Australia

 

Safety standards update for Self-balancing scooters

 

On 9th April 2019, the Australian Government registered the “Consumer Goods (Self-balancing Scooters) Amendment Safety Standard 2019”.

 

Click here for getting the official publication from Federal Register of Legislation website.

 

International

 

Regulatory proposals

 

Below a summary table with some recent notifications to World Trade Organization (non-exhaustive):

 

Notification number/Link Country Title

G/TBT/N/CAN/580

Canada

Consultation of RSP-100, Issue 12

RSP-100, Issue 12, Certification of Radio Apparatus and Broadcasting Equipment, sets out the certification procedure for radio apparatus and broadcasting equipment.

G/TBT/N/CAN/582

Canada

Consultation of RSS-181, Issue 2

RSS-181, Issue 2, Coast and Ship Station Equipment Operating in the Maritime Service in the Frequency Range 1605-28000 kHz, sets out the certification requirements for equipment operating in the maritime service in the frequency range 1605-28000 kHz.

G/TBT/N/CAN/583

Canada

Consultation of RSS-123, Issue 4

RSS-123, Issue 4, Licensed Wireless Microphones, sets out the certification requirements for select low-power radio apparatus.

G/TBT/N/CAN/584

Canada

RSS-GEN, Issue 5, Amendment 1

RSS-246, Issue 1

RSS-HAC, Issue 1

  • RSS-GEN, Issue 5, Amendment 1, General Requirements for Compliance of Radio Apparatus sets out general and certification requirements for licensed and licence-exempt radio apparatus used for radiocommunication other than broadcasting
  • RSS-246, Issue 1, Ultra-Low Power (ULP) Wireless Medical Capsule Endoscopy Devices Operating in the 430-440 MHz Band sets out the certification requirements for licence-exempt ultra-low power wireless medical capsule endoscopy devices operating in the 430-440 MHz frequency band
  • RSS-HAC, Issue 1, Hearing Aid Compatibility and Volume Control sets out the compliance requirements for hearing aid compatibility and volume control features for specific radio apparatus

G/TBT/N/KOR/818

Korea

Partial amendment to the Regulation on Energy Efficiency Management Equipment.

Description: New designated products within scope, energy efficiency standards and test methods: clothes dryers - Expansion of scope: Air cleaners.

G/TBT/N/NZL/86

New Zealand

Air-conditioners. Proposed changes to the current regulatory requirements for air conditioners.

A full list of policy documents developed to consult on these proposed changes can be found under "Key Documents" at http://www.energyrating.gov.au/products/space-heating-and-cooling/air-conditioners.

G/TBT/N/THA/537

Thailand

Draft Thai Industrial Standard for air–conditioner: Safety Requirement (TIS 1529 – 25XX(20XX)). 

The Thai Industrial Standards Institute (TISI) has proposed a new mandatory standard for air–conditioner: Safety Requirement (TIS 1529 – 25XX (20XX)). This draft standard covers the safety requirement of air-conditioners incorporating motor- compressors.

G/TBT/N/USA/1448

US

Energy Labeling Rule.

The Commission proposes amending the Energy Labeling Rule ("Rule") to make the Rule easier to use by reorganizing several sections, amending language to increase clarity, and eliminating several obsolete provisions. The proposed amendments have no substantive impact on the Rule's requirements.

 

Regulatory Updates

 

Below a summary table with some recent updates in legislations and proposals (non-exhaustive):

 

Date Country Update

31st January 2019

Taiwan

Publication of the amendment about Energy Efficiency Standards and Energy Labels for Electric Cooker.

18th February 2019

Taiwan

Publication of requirements for Electric Cookers as standard CNS, limit of the content of the restricted substances.

21st March 2019

Taiwan

Publication of the amendment for minimum Energy Performance Standard and Luminous efficiency benchmark for Self-Ballasted LED Lamps.

15th March 2019

Paraguay

The Ministry of Industry and Commerce of Paraguay published Decree No. 1468 incorporating Mercosur Resolution No. 04/09 on Cables and Electric Conductors of Low Voltage into national legislation.

 

Europe/International

 

Standards Updates

 

Below a summary table with some recent standards updates and upcoming dates of withdrawal (non-exhaustive):

 

(*) Date of withdrawal: latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn.

 

Reference Title Date of Withdrawal (*) Supersedes

EN 50117-1:2019

Coaxial cables - Part 1: Generic specification.

2022-02-28

EN 50117-1:2002
EN 50117-1:2002/A1:2006
EN 50117-1:2002/A2:2013

EN 50117-9-1:2019

Coaxial cables - Part 9-1: Sectional specification for coaxial cables for analogue and digital signal transmission - Indoor drop cables for systems operating at 5 MHz - 1 000 MHz.

2022-03-29

EN 50117-2-1:2005
EN 50117-2-1:2005/A1:2008
EN 50117-2-1:2005/A2:2013

EN 50117-9-2:2019

Coaxial cables - Part 9-2: Sectional specification for coaxial cables for analogue and digital signal transmission - Indoor drop cables for systems operating at 5 MHz - 3 000 MHz.

2022-03-29

EN 50117-2-4:2004
EN 50117-2-4:2004/A1:2008
EN 50117-2-4:2004/A2:2013
EN 50117-4-1:2008
EN 50117-4-1:2008/A1:2013

EN 50117-9-3:2019

Coaxial cables - Part 9-3: Sectional specification for coaxial cables for analogue and digital signal transmission - Indoor drop cables for systems operating at 5 MHz - 6 000 MHz.

2022-03-29

EN 50117-4-2:2015

EN 50117-10-1:2019

Coaxial cables - Part 10-1: Sectional specification for coaxial cables for analogue and digital signal transmission - Outdoor drop cables for systems operating at 5 MHz - 1 000 MHz.

2022-03-29

EN 50117-2-2:2004
EN 50117-2-2:2004/A1:2008
EN 50117-2-2:2004/A2:2013

EN 50117-10-2:2019

Coaxial cables - Part 10-2: Sectional specification for coaxial cables for analogue and digital signal transmission - Outdoor drop cables for systems operating at 5 MHz - 3 000 MHz.

2022-03-29

EN 50117-2-5:2004
EN 50117-2-5:2004/A1:2008
EN 50117-2-5:2004/A2:2013
EN 50117-2-5:2004/AC:2012

EN 50117-11-1:2019

Coaxial cables - Part 11-1: Sectional specification for coaxial cables for analogue and digital signal transmission - Distribution and trunk cables for systems operating at 5 MHz - 1 000 MHz.

2022-03-29

EN 50117-2-3:2004
EN 50117-2-3:2004/A1:2008
EN 50117-2-3:2004/A2:2013

EN 50117-11-2:2019

Coaxial cables - Part 11-2: Sectional specification for coaxial cables for analogue and digital signal transmission - Distribution and trunk cables for systems operating at 5 MHz - 2 000 MHz.

2022-03-29

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EN 50551-1:2019

Simplex and duplex cables for use in terminated cable assemblies - Part 1: Blank Detail Specification and minimum requirements.

2022-02-18

EN 50551-1:2011

EN 50673:2019

Plug-in type bushings for 72,5 kV with 630 A and 1 250 A for electrical equipment.

2021-12-27

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EN IEC 55016-1-4:2019

Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 1-4: Radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus - Antennas and test sites for radiated disturbance measurements.

2022-02-12

EN 55016-1-4:2010
EN 55016-1-4:2010/A1:2012
EN 55016-1-4:2010/A2:2017

EN IEC 60034-23:2019

Rotating electrical machines - Part 23: Repair, overhaul and reclamation.

2022-02-28

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EN IEC 60076-22-1:2019

Power transformers - Part 22-1: Power transformer and reactor fittings – Protective devices.

2022-03-05

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EN IEC 60384-21:2019

Fixed capacitors for use in electronic equipment - Part 21: Sectional specification - Fixed surface mount multilayer capacitors of ceramic dielectric, Class 1.

2022-03-05

EN 60384-21:2012

EN IEC 60384-22:2019

Fixed capacitors for use in electronic equipment - Part 22: Sectional specification - Fixed surface mount multilayer capacitors of ceramic dielectric, Class 2.

2022-03-05

EN 60384-22:2012

EN 60603-7:2009/A2:2019

Connectors for electronic equipment - Part 7: Detail specification for 8-way, unshielded, free and fixed connectors.

2022-02-15

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EN IEC 60947-4-1:2019

Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear - Part 4-1: Contactors and motor-starters - Electromechanical contactors and motor-starters.

2022-03-22

EN 60947-4-1:2010
EN 60947-4-1:2010/A1:2012

EN IEC 60947-7-4:2019

Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear - Part 7-4: Ancillary equipment - PCB terminal blocks for copper conductors.

2022-02-22

EN 60947-7-4:2013

EN IEC 61020-1:2019

Electromechanical switches for use in electrical and electronic equipment - Part 1: Generic specification.

2022-02-20

EN 61020-1:2009

EN 61076-1:2006/A1:2019

Connectors for electronic equipment - Product requirements - Part 1: Generic specification.

2022-02-15

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EN 62747:2014/A1:2019

Terminology for voltage-sourced converters (VSC) for high-voltage direct current (HVDC) systems.

2022-02-28

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