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The United States Releases New Rules for FCC Label Usage KDB784748 D01


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2023-11-13

The United States Releases New Rules for FCC Label Usage KDB784748 D01

On November 2, 2023, the US FCC officially released a new rule for the use of FCC labels, "KDB 784748 D01 General Label v09r02 Guidelines," replacing the previous "KDB 784748 D01 Mark Part 15&18 v09r01 Guidelines.

 

1、 Main updates to FCC label usage rules:

Section 2.5 added specific steps for obtaining FCC labels and clarified the differences between the labels on the website and those displayed in 47 CFR 2.1074 in Note 12.

https://www.fcc.gov/logos There are subtle stylistic differences between the FCC logo pattern on the website and the logo displayed in 47 CFR 2.1074 (reproduced above).

Either version of Figures 1 and 2 can be used in conjunction with the SDoC device authorization program.

 

2、 New rules for FCC label usage:

FCC labels can only be used on products that have been tested, evaluated, and comply with SDoC procedures.

When using FCC labels on devices, a unique method of identifying the product or a statement of compliance information must be provided. Unless the SDoC program is fully applicable to the product, FCC labels cannot be used for products exempt from rule authorization (such as exempt devices in Section 15.103 or accompanying radiation devices in Section 15.3).

 

Figure 1: FCC label displayed in 47 CFR 2.1074 rule

 

3、 Download link for the new version of FCC logo:

The FCC label pattern for SDoC compliance can be obtained from https://www.fcc.gov/logos Website access, including black, blue, and white labels。

 

Figure 2: In the https://www.fcc.gov/logos FCC logo pattern on the website

 

4、 FCC Entity Label:

Products that have obtained FCC certification must carry a nameplate or label that defines the FCC Identification Code (FCC ID) in section 2.925.

The FCC ID physical label must be affixed to the surface of the product or within an indivisible compartment that users can access (such as a battery compartment).

The label must be permanently affixed in order to accurately identify the equipment; The font must be clear and easy to read, and consistent in size with the device and its label area.

When the device is too small or versatile to use four dots or larger fonts (and the device does not use electronic labels), the FCC ID should be placed in the user manual. At the same time, the FCC ID should also be placed on the device packaging or on the removable label of the device.

 

5、 FCC electronic label:

Products with built-in display screens or products used with electronic displays can choose to display various types of information displayed on physical labels such as FCC identification codes, warning statements, and committee rule requirements on the display screen.

Some RF devices also require information to be labeled in the device packaging. Devices that display FCC ID, warning statements, or other information (such as model numbers) electronically must also have FCC ID and other information labels affixed to the device or its packaging to identify whether the device meets FCC device authorization requirements during import, marketing, and sales. This requirement is a supplement to the electronic label of the device.

Devices can attach/print labels on packaging, protective bags, and similar methods to attach labels. Any removable label must be able to be used normally during transportation and handling, and can only be removed by customers after purchase.

In addition, signal enhancer products require online promotional materials, online user manuals, offline printing materials, installation instructions, equipment packaging, and labeling information on equipment labels.

 

6、 Precautions for using FCC logo:

1. The FCC logo is only applicable to SDOC products and there are no mandatory requirements. The FCC logo is voluntary, and according to Article 2.1074 of FCC Regulation, customers can voluntarily choose to use the FCC logo under the FCC SDoC certification program, which is no longer mandatory.

2. For FCC SDoC, a declaration document needs to be provided by the responsible party in order to be sold. The responsible party needs to be the manufacturer, assembly plant, importer, retailer, or authorized party. The FCC in the United States has made the following regulations regarding the responsible party:
1) The responsible party must be a local company in the United States;
2) The responsible party must require the provision of products, test reports, corresponding records, etc. during spot checks in the FCC market to ensure that the products comply with the FCC SDoC procedures;
3) The responsible party should add the compliance declaration document to the accompanying documents of the equipment.

3. Regarding the declaration document, it is required to ship and sell together with the product. According to Article 2.1077 of FCC Regulation, the declaration document should include the following content:

 

 

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