E-LABEL Act Aims to Remove Unsightly FCC Labels From Phones, Other Electronics

E-LABEL Act Aims to Remove Unsightly FCC Labels From Phones, Other Electronics

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U.S. Senators Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) and Jay Rockefeller (D-W.V.) have introduced bipartisan legislation to modernize federal regulations for electronic devices. The E-LABEL Act would ease certain regulatory requirements on manufacturers of products such as phones, computers, and other electronics, by giving them the option to meet the physical label requirement digitally.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) currently requires most device manufacturers to etch or otherwise permanently place regulatory information and symbols on the exterior of approved products. As electronic devices in the marketplace become smaller, physical label requirements may become increasingly difficult to meet and more costly for manufacturers. The e-label option promises to lower costs for both producers and consumers.

“As manufacturers continue to produce groundbreaking technologies, it only makes sense that federal labeling requirements for these products are updated to further promote innovation and create new opportunities in the digital age,” said Fischer. “I’m pleased to work with Chairman Rockefeller to introduce the E-LABEL Act, which increases options and lowers costs for manufacturers while also making regulatory information more easily accessible to consumers. This bipartisan measure will provide relief for job creators, benefit consumers, and promote modern regulations that better suit a 21st century marketplace.”

“The E-LABEL Act has the potential to lower device costs for consumers by creating new efficiencies in manufacturing,” said Rockefeller. “I would like to thank Senator Fischer for her work on this bill. It will allow consumers to access important information in the way they have grown accustomed: on the screens of their electronic devices.”

Following the announcement of the E-LABEL Act, the FCC has released a document outlining how
devices with an integrated display screen can present the required label information electronically (e-label) in lieu of a physical label or nameplate. You can find that guidance here.

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E-LABEL Act Aims to Remove Unsightly FCC Labels From Phones, Other Electronics
fgdfgt - July 14, 2014 at 2:14pm
My phone dosent even have FCC label...........wtf?????
King Rollo - July 14, 2014 at 6:08am
Pointless still needs the CE approval saves nothing..
wtf? - July 13, 2014 at 1:58am
So is this what the greedy politicians get paid millions a year to do? Keep up the "great" jobs boys and gals. A bunch of White House mofos. Useless piece of sh$t. Wasting our money and endangering our great nation and its freedom.
FTW!!! - July 12, 2014 at 11:02pm
What's the matter, ending up to copyrights? Why bother?
Time Waster - July 12, 2014 at 9:59pm
Wow. I couldn't care less about the label being there, or saving $0.000001 by having the label not be there. Important stuff, keep up the good job, Government!
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