Curtis-Straus (CS) LLC-A Bureau Veritas Company-News (Jan 2019 (Week 4))News-19CS-003

1. BV Curtis-Straus Q & A during government shutdown
Q1 What delays should be expected during the government shutdown?
A1 For FCC

Some FCC online resources have just come back online.  Not all items are online, but you can search the FCC database, and TCB’s can login and perform limited application submittals. 

Resources that are not online include the KDB search and Inquiry submission system.  This means that we will not be able to communicate with the FCC personnel for inquiries or the Pre-Approval Guidance, or (PAG) process.

The FCC colleagues with whom we work are still on furlough and are not receiving paychecks.


For EPA:
The EPA services remain shut down. Curtis-Straus is accepting, Evaluating and issuing Certifications. Once the EPA services are available, we will be uploading Certification information to the QPL in the order they were received.

All other Certification services are available.

Q2 Can I legally sell my product and apply my FCC ID without the Grant being uploaded?
A2 It is against FCC regulations to import and place onto the market a device with an FCC ID that is not certified and registered in the FCC OET database. All TCB grants are issued through the FCC’s OET services, While the OET remains unavailable, no Grants can be issued. manufacturers and applicants are advised to wait until grants are issued and appear on the FCC’s OET database prior to importing and placing product on the market.
Q3 How Is the Government Shutdown Impacting Medtech?
A3 FDA cannot accept new 2019 user fees during the government shutdown, which means the agency cannot accept new medical product applications.
2. Standard updated-America
United States
Proposed and Draft Legislation
US – New York – Proposed/Draft – AB 1492 – Warnings on Lithium Batteries
This bill would require lithium batteries of less than 1 inch in diameter and products containing such batteries to be labeled with warnings that swallowing such batteries has been known to cause death.
New York State Assembly: A01492, 15 January 2019
UL 923:2013, Standard for Microwave Cooking Appliances (Revised Jan 3, 2019)
UL 1206:2003, Standard for Electric Commercial Clothes-Washing Equipment (Revised Jan 7, 2019)
UL 1240:2005, Standard for Electric Commercial Clothes-Drying Equipment (Revised Jan 7, 2019)
ABNT NBR 6251:2018, Power Cables with Extruded Insulation for Voltages from 1 kV to 35 kV – Construction
ABNT NBR 15916:2018, Lead-Acid Batteries for Use in Motorcycles, Tricycles and Quadricycles – Symbology and
Safety Requirements
NTP 370.101-1:2008, Energy Efficiency Labeling for Domestic and Similar Lamps for Domestic Use. Requirements
(Revised 2018)
NTP-IEC 60335-2-6:2013, Household and Similar Electrical Appliances. Safety. Part 2-6: Particular Requirements for
Stationary Electric Cooking Stoves, Hobs, Ovens and Similar Appliances (Revised 2018)
NTP-IEC 60335-2-7:2013, Household and Similar Electrical Appliances. Safety. Part 2-7: Particular Requirements for
Washing Machines (Revised 2018)
NTP-IEC 60335-2-9:2013, Household and Similar Electrical Appliances. Safety. Part 2-9: Particular Requirements for
Grills, Toasters and Similar Portable Kitchen Appliances (Revised 2018)
NTP-IEC 60335-2-15:2013, Household and Similar Electrical Appliances. Safety. Part 2-15: Particular Requirements
for Apparatus for Heating Liquids (Revised 2018)
NTP-IEC 60335-2-24:2013, Household and Similar Electrical Appliances. Safety. Part 2-24: Particular Requirements
for Refrigeration Appliances, Ice Cream Makers and Ice Makers (Revised 2018)
NTP-IEC 60335-2-25:2013, Household and Similar Appliances. Safety. Part 2-25: Particular Requirements for
Microwave Ovens, Including Combination Microwave Ovens (Revised 2018)
NTP-IEC 60811-201:2013, Electric Cables and Fiber Optic Cables. Test Methods for Non-Metallic Materials. Part 201:
General Measurement Tests of Insulation Thickness (Revised 2018)
NTP-IEC 60811-202:2013, Electric Cables and Fiber Optic Cables. Test Methods for Non-Metallic Materials. Part 202:
General Tests. Measurement of Thickness of Non-Metallic Covers (Revised 2018)
NTP-IEC 60884-2-5:2013, Plugs and Receptacles for Domestic Use and Similar Purposes. Part 2-5: Particular
Requirements for Adapters (Revised 2018)
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