Salute to Kidde’s Product Recall

We would like to offer a salute to Kidde for the extremely good job of issuing a product recall for certain fire extinguishers with plastic handles. It happens to everyone – and so it is important to give a clear – concise and simple when warning to...

ELV- SELV

Yes I Admit it. Periodically I look up my name onSometimes it reveals long forgotten references to my early writings – a couple of times it revealed pirated sources of my books  I also make periodic checks on our common terminology.  It’s amazing what you can...

Managing a Discovered Non-Compliance

Are you a Champ or Chump? Managing a Non-Compliance in Today’s Work Environment Congratulations, You have just started a new job as Technical Manager with responsibility for product compliance. You begin your assessment of existing products; many of which have...

EU Trade Export Help Sites and Secrets

We think our followers will find the following little known internet sites useful for calculating import duties and much more when shipping to the European Union.               Unfortunately,  the USA is not listed among the list of exporting countries when you SELECT...

EU Regulatory Update

EU Regulatory Update Some 35 EU regulatory bodies govern such things as medicines, aviation safety, environmental rules, financial services and phytosanitary standards.  At Phoenix Technical Group (PTG) we monitor those most important to our customers and VIP members....

Managing Non-Compliant Products on the Market

So you just discovered you have shipped non-compliant products…. Refresh Your Knowledge – Managing Non-Compliant Products There will be times when even the most vigilant company will discover that they may have shipped potentially non-compliant products. It...

Regulatory Information on the Web

Should You Use the Web for Disseminating Regulatory Information? “Can we meet our regulatory responsibility by posting our regulatory documentation on our web site?” is one of the most frequently asked questions we receive.It is clear that the principle...

Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU

The Radio Equipment Directive Mike Violette, Washington Labs and Michael Derby, ACB Europe The new Radio Equipment Directive will be in-force in June 2017. Wireless manufacturers that sell to Europe must be ready for the change. { PTG Editorial Note} More importantly...

CE Marking Now and Then in 1995

CE Marking in 1995 and Now in 2017 In 1995 just when CE Marking issues and concerns were reaching a new height of frenzy in the United States, (as CEO of Technology International, Inc.) I was meeting with a potential new client. This potential client was a trade...