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Law Name:Labeling Criteria for Electrical Appliances and Electronic GoodsCH


As amended by the Ministry of Economic Affairs pursuant to the public notice of Jan. 19.2018.(Ref. No. Chin Shan 10702400130)

Law Content:

1.The Criteria are stipulated pursuant to Article 11 of the Commodity Labelling Act.
2.The Criteria will apply to those electrical appliances and electronic goods that are displayed on domestic market for sales, including hardwares and softwares, components and supplies.
For classifications and items of the goods as defined in the preceding paragraph, refer to Appendix for details.
3.Items shall be labeled:
(1)Hardware products:
(a)Name and model number of goods;
(b)Rated voltage (V) and rated frequency (Hz); (Not required if inapplicable)
(c)Total rated power consumption(W) or rated input current(A); (Not required if inapplicable)
(d)Manufacturing year and manufacturing number;
(e)The place of origin of goods;
(f)Specifications;
(g)Instructions of usage;
(h)Notes or warnings;
(i)Name, address, and telephone number of the manufacturer or OEM consigner. For imported goods, the name of the manufacturer or OEM consigner, and the name, address and telephone number of the importer , agent , or distributor shall be labeled.
(2)Software products:
(a)Name, version and language of software;
(b)System requirements;
(c)Function(s), purpose(s), or content of software;
(d)Screen resolution requirements;
(e)The place of origin of goods;
(f)Notes or warnings; (Not required if inapplicable)
(g)Name, address, and telephone number of the issuing, designing or publishing company. For imported goods, the name of the issuing, designing or publishing company, and the name, address and telephone number of the importer ,or agent, or distributor shall be labeled.
(3)Components and supplies:
(a)Name and model number of goods;
(b)Rated voltage (V) ; (Not required if inapplicable)
(c)Specifications;
(d)The place of origin of goods;
(e)Notes or warnings;(Not required if inapplicable)
(f)Name, address, and telephone number of the manufacturer or OEM consigner. For imported goods, the name of the manufacturer or OEM consigner, and the name, address and telephone number of the importer , agent , or distributor shall be labeled.
4.Methods of labeling:
(1)Hardware goods:
(a)(a) to (e) of Criterion No.3.(1) shall be labeled on the product itself. The label shall be positioned in a manner so that it can be readily examined after normal use and installation. If the good is integrated with a monitor, the label may be alternatively shown on the monitor while operation method shall be indicated on the inner or the outer packages or in the instruction manual.
(b)(f) to (i) of Criterion No.3.(1) shall be labeled on the product itself, outer or inner packaging, or in the instruction manual.
(2)Software goods:
(a)(a) to (b) of Criterion No.3.(2) shall be labeled on the product itself. The position of the label shall be positioned in a manner so that it can be easily seen after normal use and installation.
(b)(c) to (g) of Criterion No.3.(2) shall be labeled on the product itself, outer or inner packaging, or in the instruction manual.
(3)Components and supplies:
(a)(b) of Criterion No.3.(3) shall be labeled on the product itself. The label shall be positioned in a manner so that it can be readily examined after normal use and installation.
(b)(a) and (c) to (f) of Criterion No.3.(3) shall be labeled on the product itself, outer or inner packaging, or in the instruction manual.
(4)For goods too small in size or there’s objective difficult to indicate the labeling, items shall be labeled on the product itself in Criterion No.3.(1) to (3), may be alternatively done outer or inner packaging, or in the instruction manual.
(5)The units of measurement and symbols for the goods in the criteria may be labeled according to the applicable national or international standards.
(6)The original labeling of imported goods shall not be covered.
5.The criteria shall become effective one year after promulgation. Business owners may voluntarily enforce the criteria from the date of promulgation.

Attachment:

Product
type

Items

Hardware
products

electric heaters, electric kettles (include electric water heaters and drinking machine), electric irons, electric coffee pot or tea sets, electric water heaters, induction cooker, electric cookers, electric blankets, refrigerator, electric fans, televisions, electric food grinders, electric food mixers (blenders, meat grinders), electric juicer, electric vacuum cleaners, electric shavers, electric massagers, electric humidity proven, video game consoles, telephones (include image or digital telephones), electronic dictionaries, electric brushes (electric hair grooming sets), dishwashers, tooth washers, face washers, washing machines, ovens, stoves, toasters, hand dryers, dryers, dish dryers, digital/analog signal converters, digital joysticks, digital cameras, digital voice recorders, digital music players, digital photo frames, digital printers, modems, digital writing pads, digital audio players, microwaves, dehumidifiers, air conditioners, spinners, drinking fountains, hair dryers, air cleaners, kitchen ventilators, lights, lighting equipment, stereo sets, tape recorders, receivers, video tape machines, automatic player of projectors or slide projectors, tape rewinders, mosquito lamps, personal computer machine, notebooks, tablets, floppy disk drives, hard disk drives, video disc players, tape unit, card readers, scanners, CD/DVD burners, monitors, uninterruptible power supply, printers, plotters, mobile phones, pagers, personal digital assistants, facsimile machines, answering machines, intercoms, routers, turntables, video CD players, karaoke machines, jukeboxes, head-mounted displays, mobile micro-projectors, smart wearable devices, etc.

Software
products

magnetic disk, compact disc, video disc, cassettes, cartridges, electric books, memory sticks that contains data; packaged software including system software, utilities software, business software, image/graphics software, educational or entertainment multimedia software, etc.

Components
and supplies

batteries, battery chargers, blades of electric shaver, head of electric toothbrush, brush heads for electric face brushes, power supplies, electronic pen, earphones, earphone amplifiers, extension cords, home switches, sockets , light bulbs (fluorescent tubes), rectifiers, microphones, speakers, remote controllers, transformers, stabilizers, filters, side brusher for vacuum cleaners, filters of coffee machine, fresh eyes heads, revitalizing massage heads, nozzle of oral airflosses, tips of visacare, shape mouth of noodle makers, filters of water purifier, central processing units, main boards, chipsets, memories, USB flash drives, solid state disks, chargers, mobile power banks, hubs, keyboards, mice, transmission lines, tripods, flash lamps, add-on cards for personal computers (including sound cards, video cards, network cards, facsimile cards, modem cards, facsimile modem cards, SCSI cards, PCMCIA cards, etc.), ink cartridges, ribbons, toner cartridges, inkjet supply liquids, goggles, hard drives and any other storage media without data, etc.