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Korea KATS publishes Notification No 2018 194 and 2018 195

july 2018- Relevant for: electrical& electronics, hardlines, softtlines

On 29 June 2018, KATS (Korean Agency for Technology and Standards) has enacted Notification No. 2018-1941 and 2018-1952 for prescription of safety standards for consumer products respectively subject to Article 23 (3) and Article 28 of the Electrical Appliances and Consumer Products Safety Control Act3.

Notification No. 2018-194 applies for the following 15 products subject to Supplier’s assurance of conformity pursuant to Article 23 (3). Respective safety standards are in the Annex of the Notification.

  • Polyvinyl chloride pipes (including flexible polyvinyl chloride hoses)
  • Water tanks
  • Furniture (limited to height 762 mm or more storage units / filing cabinets)
  • Roller skate
  • Roller shoes
  • Motor boards
  • Internal corded window blinds
  • Eyelid tape
  • Heated eyelash curler
  • Portable jacks for automobiles
  • False eyelashes
  • Shopping trolleys
  • Portable ladders
  • Inline roller skates
  • Kickboard

Notification No. 2018-195 applies for the following 23 products subject to compliance to safety standard pursuant to Article 28. Respective safety standards are in the Annex of the Notification.

  • Textile products
  • Carpets
  • Leather goods
  • Beauty soap
  • Furniture (excluding storage units / filing cabinets height 762 mm or more)
  • Clothes horse
  • Sunglasses
  • Glass frames
  • Tents
  • Shoes for the elderly
  • Sticks for the elderly
  • Wheeled chair tables for the elderly
  • Bath chair for the elderly
  • Location tracking device for the elderly
  • Swimming goggles
  • High-visibility jackets
  • Stainless scrubber
  • White cane
  • Bed mattresses 
  • Umbrella and parasol
  • Personal portable alarms
  • Metal jewelry in contact with skin
  • Wallpapers and paper floor coverings

Both notifications take effect on 1 July 2018.



[1] Notification No. 2018-194

[2] Notification No. 2018-195

[3] Electrical Appliances and Consumer Products Safety Control Act

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