Nkom says 18 child smart watches fail Norwegian safety documentation standards

Tuesday 16 January 2018 | 13:27 CET | News https://www.telecompaper.com/news/nkom-says-18-child-smart-watches-fail-norwegian-safety-documentation-standards–1227862

Norwegian telecoms regulator Nkom said it had examined eighteen models of smart watch for children, and found that not a single one of them complied with national regulations on documentation for radio equipment safety. It said the dealers and importers had not carried out sufficiently thorough checks of the devices before bringing them to market. Nkom looked at the devices themselves, their packaging, documentation and customer information.

Nkom said the shortcomings ranged from the absence of the ‘CE’ European safety standard marking, lack of manufacturer or type designation, and lack of testing documentation. Many of them lacked any indication of radiation testing.

The regulator will be sending out notifications to the dealers and importers and in most cases, they and the producers will have the opportunity to propose a resolution to correct the shortcomings.

Watches that do not fulfil requirements could be transmitting on the wrong wavelength, could interfere with other equipment and could be emitting unsafe levels of radiation.

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