6 July 2018
Mexico Proposes New Standards for Luminaires and Fire Extinguishers
Mexico is proposing new mandatory standards for domestically-produced and imported luminaires for indoor and outdoor use (PROY-NOM-064-SCFI-2017) as well as fire extinguishers (PROY-NOM-154-SCFI-2017 and PROY-NOM-202-SCFI-2017). Interested parties may submit comments on these proposals by 12 August and 13 August, respectively. The new requirements would enter into force 180 days from the date of issuance of a final regulation in Mexico’s official journal.
Subject luminaires would have to comply with new requirements regarding mechanical, electrical and thermal safety, as well as sampling, test methods, conformity assessment and marking/labelling provisions. Among other things, luminaries would have to be marked or labelled with the following information: (i) name or registered brand and model or other information identifying the product; (ii) rated voltage and power supply symbol; (iii) type of light source and nominal or maximum power in watts; (iv) nominal current(s) or maximum power in amperes; (v) when applicable, frequency in hertz; (vi) country of origin; and (vii) whether the luminaire is intended for indoor or outdoor use.
Among other things, the proposals for fire extinguishers include provisions regarding product classification; requirements for extinguishing agents and propellants; filling requirements; pressure requirements for low-pressure extinguishers; general operation, construction and fire performance requirements; marking and colour requirements; provisions related to product manuals; and conformity assessment procedures.