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Other than FCC and RoHS statement, what other certifications do you need to have in order to sell your product to US Market?

My device is a remote control using Bluetooth Module. Operate using 4 x AA battery . The Bluetooth module is already certified with CE and FCC.

I was told I may need a Safety test. ETL if I'm not mistaken.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ BTW, RoHS is a European directive that is not required in the US. \$\endgroup\$ – TimH Mar 30 '17 at 22:24
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If the device is deemed to be information technology equipment (which it may, since it uses Bluetooth) you would be under the '60950' standard - UL 60950, and if you want to cross the border into Canada, CSA C22.2 #60950 (the standards are largely identical, so it makes sense to get both).

Intertek ETL is a US Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) authorized to test to UL 60950. You could use UL, CSA, TUV, MET or any other NRTL to do the approval - it doesn't have to be Intertek.

The best way to know if the product needs approval is to get an opinion/quotation from an NRTL - they'll tell you what they believe the product needs and how much a certification will cost.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Thanks @Madmanguruman. How much is the UL test compare to FCC? \$\endgroup\$ – Daniel Jul 26 '11 at 1:36
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    \$\begingroup\$ It's my understanding that UL investigations are in the tens of thousands, and subsequent updates (post-approval) are in the thousands. It depends on the scope of the work. Both places I've been have had an agreement with the regulatory agency to do witnessed testing, where a designated employee does most of the work and the representative witnesses some critical tests and does the paperwork. \$\endgroup\$ – Adam Lawrence Jul 26 '11 at 11:02

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