South Korea recalled nearly 1.7 thousand gadget models due to certification violations

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The Ministry of Communications and Information and Communication Technologies of South Korea has withdrawn the certification of 1,696 devices, including those manufactured by Samsung and Huawei, The Register reports, citing the ministry’s message. According to the ministry, the goods, which, according to the documents, were supposed to undergo safety testing in the United States, were actually tested in China.

Among the goods withdrawn from the South Korean market due to violation of certification rules, 23 models of Samsung wireless speakers and 136 units of network equipment from Huawei. Gaming equipment manufacturer Razer revoked certificates for 32 items, including laptops and headphones. The ministry has advised that buyers in South Korea can return the goods.

The said devices, according to the Ministry of Communications, were tested for radiation safety by the American company Bay Area Compliance Laboratories. According to the documents, the tests were carried out in San Francisco (USA), but in fact the work took place in the Chinese city of Dongguan. There is no agreement between South Korea and China on the mutual recognition of the results of such testing, The Register notes.

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