I just bought a LIDAR with the intention of building an indoors robot that uses it to navigate rooms in my apartment.
The manufacturer website states:
Low power infrared transmitter conforms to the Class 1 laser safety standard and reaches the human eye safety level.
So, I went to the FDA site about laser classes to inform myself about it (https://www.fda.gov/radiation-emitting-products/home-business-and-entertainment-products/laser-products-and-instruments), and in fact they say Class I is considered non-hazardous (with hazard increasing if viewed with any optical aid such as a magnifier).
It seems this is a Chinese product, I don't know if the FDA is actually regulating this product, or the manufacturer is including this just as a reference.
I'm concerned about the safety of pets and people in the household, so I thought it could be a good idea not to trust this Class I rating at face value, but to double-check the emission intensity with some equipment.
Can this measuring be done and if so with what equipment? Does it make sense to do it?
(I tried posting this question in the robotics site, no answer after a week there, so I'm trying here as well).