Updated Release Date of New Safety Requirements for Electronic Devices

The Secretariat of Economy of Mexico announced a new implementation date for NOM-001-SCFI-2018, which outlines the safety requirements and test methods for electronic devices.

NOM-001-SCFI-2018 is the new standard replacing NOM-001-SCFI-1993. It was originally slated to enter into force on May 15th, 2020, but this date has officially been delayed to August 14, 2020.

This Official Mexican Standard applies to the following electronic equipment and accessories:

  • Electronic equipment that is manufactured, imported, marketed, distributed, or leased in Mexico, with the central objective of preventing risks to consumers and their assets.
  • Apparatus that use electricity from the public service for their power supply, with single-phase supply voltages up to 277 VAC at 60 Hz and / or three-phase voltages up to 480 VAC between lines at 60 Hz.
  • Apparatus that use other supplies as an energy sources, such as cells, batteries, accumulators, self-generation and alternative power sources up to 500 VDC
  • New, second-line, discontinued, rebuilt, reconditioned, used or second-hand electronic equipment.

The new NOM-001-2018 establishes updated testing procedures for electrical safety tests.

Products can be certified under the existing NOM-001-SCFI-1993 up until the new NOM takes effect in August. Certificates will be issued with a one year validity and can be renewed under the new NOM-001-2018.

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