South Korea KC Certification

South Korea MFDS Amends it’s Medical Devices – Requires IEC 60601-1, 3rd Ed + Amendments

by G&M Compliance (August 5, 2013)

There were three major changes to South Korea’s Medical Devices Act and the Enforcement of the Medical Devices Act as of May 8th, 2013. 1. Introduction of IEC 60601-1 (third edition) with amendments They will be requiring that for electrical medical devices these products will need to meet IEC 60601-1, 3rd ed. (2005) + Amendments*. […]


South Korea KC Certification

South Korea KCC New ID Numbering Scheme

by G&M Compliance (July 8, 2013)

From July 1, 2013, the first three codes (KCC) of KC ID scheme changed to four identification codes (MSIP: Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning). Other coding of the ID scheme will not be changed. There is a three month transition period, from July 1 to September 30, 2013. – Certified product before June […]


South Korea KC Certification

South Korea Certification Updates

by G&M Compliance (May 10, 2013)

On April 28, 2013, KTC held a briefing session regarding the new safety requirements. Summary of Main Points from the session: 1. New product categories for Voluntary Certification and Supplier Conformity 2. Effective date: July 1, 2013 3. New Product Categories – Voluntary: PC power supplies Location-base service wireless devices (i.e. Bus stop information system, […]


South Korea KC Certification

New KC Agency Restructuring in South Korea

by G&M Compliance (April 21, 2013)

The new regime change in South Korea earlier this year (February, 2013) will bring changes to the KC certification scheme. The MKE (Ministry of Knowledge and Economy), the Safety authority, has been changed to MOTIE (Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy). The KCC (Korea Communications Commission), the EMC/RF/Telecom authority, has been changed to MSIP (Ministry […]


South Korea KC Certification

New South Korea KC Certification Requirements for Batteries

by G&M Compliance (February 14, 2013)

As of July 25, 2012, secondary cells and battery packs fall under Self-regulatory Safety Confirmation of KC Certification per the Electrical Appliances Safety Control Act.  Lithium secondary cells and battery packs with energy density equal to or greater than 400Wh/L for use in portable devices are required to have KC Certification.  Cells and batteries for use […]


South Korea KC Certification

South Korea KC Safety and EMC Rule Separation

by G&M Compliance (February 14, 2013)

South Korea has updated its regulations to separate the issuance of safety and EMC certifications and update the controlled product list for the KC Mark.  Beginning July 1 , 2012, Korea began separately applying the Electrical Safety Appliance Law for the safety and Radio Waves Act for the EMC and has appointed the following certification organizations (COs) to issue […]