Recently, the FDA is strictly inspecting lighting products, whether it is a whole cabinet or a bulk product, it will be inspected! Products with incomplete declaration materials or that do not meet the requirements are at risk of being detained by customs clearance, or fined or sentenced!
As soon as the news came out, many cross-border sellers began to feel uneasy, which reminds people of the fear of being dominated by Amazon in 2020.
In the first half of 2020, Amazon requires cross-border e-commerce sellers of light strips to provide UL reports (mainly testing on product safety performance). I thought I could spend the Christmas season in peace and stability. Who would have thought that the listing of the lighting strip category was deleted crazily, some sellers encountered malicious complaints and were removed from the shelves, and some stores were directly suspended, and even several big sellers were recruited. up. Sellers who are still safe on the platform have deleted the titles and modified the main and auxiliary pictures, hoping that there will be no more fools.
LED light-emitting products US FDA began mandatory registration
A cross-border e-commerce seller asked for confirmation and said that one of his industry friends revealed that from now on, LED lights will be included in FDA regulation. This means that in addition to customs clearance, LED clearance may also require FDA release.
This change only involves the LED lamp itself and does not involve products using LED lamps (such as lamps without LED lamps themselves).
For freight forwarders, it means the following points:
When receiving goods from customers, find out the manufacturer and do not accept irregular products; when providing customs clearance materials, provide LED light manufacturer information, including manufacturer name, address and contact, so as not to cause delays in customs clearance.
If there are products that only use LED lights but do not have LED lights, please clearly mark them in the customs clearance materials.
FDA Requirements for LED Light-emitting Products
The FDA has formulated relevant performance standards for radiation of electronic products, mandating that all radiating electronic products entering the US market must meet the relevant performance standards. Radiant solar lamps, ultraviolet lamps and high-intensity mercury vapor discharge lamps in lamps must meet FDA requirements.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is also responsible for the supervision and management of import inspection of radioactive products. FDA requires foreign manufacturers of radioactive products to submit relevant regulated materials to FDA before their products are sold to the United States.
In addition to declaring to the customs, the importer must also declare to the FDA with the FDA 2877 form (electronic product declaration form) when the radioactive products are imported and cleared. In addition to listing the relevant information of the manufacturer, importer, and product, the declaration form also requires the registration number of the foreign manufacturer in the FDA.
Some people say that there is no clear boundary whether LED lights should be declared by FDA, and some customs clearance agents do not declare.
But in fact, as early as June 6, 2017, the U.S. Customs issued a notice that the FDA would check the declaration of LED lights, but some customs clearance agents mistakenly think that CBP has not found it, or that there is no problem if there is no mention of FDA. .
Penalties for Violations
The U.S. customs has the right to "automatically detain" products without FDA certification. If the declaration materials are incomplete or do not meet the requirements, they cannot enter the U.S. market for sale even if they are approved by the customs.
Products that violate the regulations will face the risk of being detained, returned to foreign countries and destroyed in situ. If the circumstances are serious, according to relevant laws and regulations, they may be fined or sentenced or both.
LED lamps are included in the scope of FDA supervision is the LED lamp itself, if it is only products that use LED lamps but do not have LED lamps, it should be clearly marked in the customs clearance materials.
In general, LDE must be registered with the FDA. It was not necessary before because the customs inspection was not strict. The lamps all have band radiation, but the size of the band radiation is different. If the customs does not strictly check, it may be fine, but If there is a strict investigation, there is no other way.
Recently, the customs has begun to strictly check the FDA registration of LED lights, so it is recommended that cross-border e-commerce sellers prepare a complete set of information in advance, in case of emergencies, and do not take risks.
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