Measurement campaign of smartphones under market surveillance activities
05 january 2018
The President of UKE pays special attention to market developments and new technologies. During inspections, attempt is made at examining the widest possible range of products.
For this reason UKE employees have conducted an inspection of 23 telephones and smartphones which should comply with the requirements specified in R&TTE1 or RED Directives2.
The campaign objective
A large number of various mobile phones and smartphones are currently on sale. The task of the President of UKE is to make sure that such products comply with the requirements and are safe for the user.
When selecting products to be inspected, the President of UKE wanted to verify a group of products of different makes and models. The inspection involved, among others, tests in the Central Technical Test Laboratory of UKE. Moreover, it was verified whether the documents drafted and supplied with the products were in order.
Inspection of technical requirements - tests
The inspection of 10 products in terms of compliance with technical requirements consisted in verifying the declared compatibility of the products with harmonized standards. The results in this respect show that all products have passed the tests.
Inspection of documentation
In addition to technical requirements the companies are required to prepare correct product documentation. The simplest way to verify this information is to find the CE marking on the product or to read the "Declaration of conformity". Each manufacturer or importer is required to place its contact details on the product or its packaging. The inspections of documents show that for 6 out of 23 products the information referred to above has not been provided. It was necessary to launch actions in order to improve the situation.
Detailed information on the inspected products can be found in the Annex.
1 Directive 1999/5/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 1999 on radio equipment and telecommunications terminal equipment and the mutual recognition of their conformity
2 Directive 2014/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to the making available on the market of radio equipment and repealing Directive 1999/5/EC