February 15, 2019
Dear Customers and Colleagues in the industry.
The FCC released Public Notice DA 19-91 informing retailers about the Supplier’s Declaration of Conformity requirements.
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An extract from the notice is below.
ATTENTION ELECTRONIC DEVICE RETAILERS: SUPPLIER’S DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY PROCEDURES ARE NOW IN EFFECT
The Enforcement Bureau (EB) of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) issues this Advisory to remind any entity marketing radio frequency (RF) devices (marketers) that the devices may be subject to new compliance requirements provided in the Supplier’s Declaration of Conformity (SDoC) procedures. Before being marketed in the United States, devices subject to the SDoC procedures must be properly authorized, labeled, and furnished with the proper user information disclosures. Failure to comply may subject the violator to substantial monetary penalties that could total more than $150,000 per violation.
What Types of Electronic Devices Are Subject to the SDoC Procedures?
In general, a device subject to SDoC is one that does not purposely transmit an RF signal for communications purposes, i.e., it does not send voice and/or data to a wireless receiver. This category includes a broad range of consumer and commercial devices such as computer peripherals, light-emitting diode (LED) signs, ultrasonic humidifiers, and microwave ovens. Most devices subject to SDoC are described in Sections 15.101(a) and 18.203 of the Commission’s rules. More here