June 1, 2021
There are important regulatory deadlines approaching, so review the compliance of your products to make sure they are up-to-date with changing European Union and UK requirements:
August 6, 2021- EN 300 328 V2.2.2 for WiFi, Bluetooth, Zigbee and other 2.4GHz radios.
Check your CE Marked 2.4GHz radio technical file because on August 6, 2021, version V2.2.2 of EN 300 328 will be the only standard that will establish compliance to the Radio Equipment Directive. Older versions of the standard will no longer provide the presumption of conformity. By this date existing compliance reports for radio-enabled products (modules or final apparatus) along with the manufacturer’s Declaration of Conformity (DoC) must reference EN 300 328 V2.2.2.
January 1st, 2022- UKCA Mark.
The UK-BREXIT process requires manufacturers to comply with United Kingdom regulations for manufactured products. The most significant step to take now is to apply the UKCA Mark to devices that are sold into England, Wales, and Scotland. Currently, 2021 is a transition year where either the CE Mark or UKCA Mark can be applied. However, only the UKCA Mark will be recognized for products sold in the UK countries England, Wales, and Scotland starting January 1st, 2022. Products sold into Northern Ireland still require the CE Mark.
Important EU Regulatory Resources
While you’re busy reviewing your European Union RED compliance status, be sure you have all the necessary labeling and documentation completed as required. Recently completed market surveillance conducted by European spectrum agencies have identified many products are complaint with the harmonized technical requirements but still don’t meet the documentation and labeling requirements. Here are the key guidance documents we rely on at Elite to inform clients in matters of CE Mark labeling and documentation.
Radio Equipment Directive (RED)
RED Compliance Obligations: https://ec.europa.eu/docsroom/documents/42081
RED National Language Requirements: https://ec.europa.eu/docsroom/documents/41141?locale=en
RED Risk Assessment Technical Guidance Note 30: http://www.redca.eu/Pages/Documents1.htm
EMC Directive (EMC-D)
EMC Compliance Obligations: https://ec.europa.eu/docsroom/documents/16512/attachments/1/translations
ADCO Label Examples: https://ec.europa.eu/docsroom/documents/37842
EMC National Language Requirements: https://ec.europa.eu/docsroom/documents/26690
Contact Elite today and discuss a review of your compliance documents with our experts.