Updated Labelling Requirements for Radio Devices
Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) recently revised its labeling regulations to accommodate smaller devices with size restrictions.
More simplified labelling is allowed as below:
- Simplification of the Certification number - Under the prior scheme, the label code was comprised of the CAB code (first three digits), followed by reference to the category of the specified radio (WW) and a 10-digit certification number given by the CAB. Under the new scheme, the category of the specified radio (WW) is no longer required to be printed on the label and the certification number given by the CAB has dropped from 10 to 6 digits.
- Use of electronic label - For devices with a screen, such as a phone, the label can be displayed on the screen instead of being printed on a physical label on the device.
These changes come in addition to another recent change which allows CABs to issue a single certification number to cover a product with multiple radios, where previously separate certification numbers would have been granted instead.