The National Frequency Agency (ANFR) informs about the withdrawal of the marketing and recall of the phone ECHO Horizon Lite, following controls of the “trunk” SAR having revealed a breach of the authorized regulatory limit.
As part of its mission to monitor the radio equipment market and control the exposure of the public to electromagnetic waves, the ANFR controlled the ECHO Horizon Lite phone.
Measurements were made at an accredited laboratory to verify the compliance of this phone with the European requirements for localized “trunk” SAR. These requirements imply that the terminals are rated at a maximum distance of 5 mm and must comply with the statutory limit value of 2 W / kg. ANFR measurements revealed values exceeding this limit.
Pursuant to Article L43 II bis of the Post and Electronic Communications Code, the ANFR has given notice to MODELABS MOBILES, which is responsible for placing the telephone on the market, to take all appropriate measures (non-compliance found on equipment currently on the market as well as those already marketed).
The MODELABS MOBILES company made the decision to reduce the power of its terminal via an update.
Nevertheless, the ANFR’s control of this corrective measure revealed a persistence of non-compliance.
As a result, the company MODELABS MOBILES proceeded to the withdrawal of the marketing and the recall of ECHO Horizon Lite terminals.
ANFR also sanctioned the company MODELABS MOBILES with an administrative fine of € 7,500.
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