The FCC Declaration of Conformity, which is also commonly known as the “FCC label” or “FCC mark,” is awarded to products sold in the US. The mark or label essentially certifies that the electromagnetic interference generated from the marked devices are within permissible limits set by the FCC. An interesting fact about the FCC Verification Declaration of Conformity is that the label is seen in products that are sold outside the US as well. This is because the marked products are either manufactured in the US or also sold in the US or exported from the US.
Except for personal computers that include parts separately authorized by the FCC, every electronic product needs to be certified before the sale in the country. You can refer to the FCC regulations’ part 15 or 18 to know more about the products that fall under the verification scheme. Initially, it was required to mark all eligible devices with the mark, but the rule was changed in November 2017. Currently, devices do not necessarily need to have the FCC mark. However, the suppliers need to put in their own declaration of conformity to ensure the standards are being met. Failing to do so can lead to strict action against the infringing parties.
The rule also applies to battery manufacturers who product Lithium batteries. There are hundreds of test firms that are accredited to provide the official declaration of conformity on behalf of the FCC. Similar international standards are also present in Europe, Asia, Canada, and other regions to promote product safety.