24 Sept 2019
Mexico Updates Mandatory Standards for Electronic Products
Mexico has updated through NOM-001-SCFI-2018 its mandatory standards for certain electronic products for household use in an effort to further reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, mechanical hazards, optical radiation, thermal hazards, and biological and chemicals hazards. The new standard will enter into force on 14 May 2020, replacing NOM-001-SCFI-1993.
NOM-001-SCFI-2018 includes definitions, general test conditions, specific requirements and conformity assessment procedures. It covers a broad range of equipment, such as television screens, radio receptors, video projectors, sound and/or vision amplifiers, sound reproducing and/or recording apparatus, acoustic boxes with an integrated amplifier, remote controls, antenna converters and amplifiers, closed-circuit TV monitors, uninterruptible power supplies, electronic musical instruments, electronic accessories, video games, electronic toys, professional electronic equipment (e.g., cameras and camcorders), speakers, alarm and video surveillance systems, communications equipment such as walkie talkies, audio and/or video educational equipment, video cameras, antenna positioners, TV receptors, electronic flashes, multimedia equipment, entertainment machines, microwave ovens and automated teller machines.