The US Federal Communications Commission has fined a manufacturer of air filters, humidifiers, energy lamps, oil diffusers and similar products almost $600,000. Pure Enrichment is being fined for multiple violations of the FCC’s labeling, marketing and equipment authorization rules, and the order suggests that larger fines may be coming in the future. The order highlights any product or device that uses a microprocessor or that produces radio waves must comply with FCC rules or face potentially heavy fines.

The alert by our Cooley colleagues in Washington, Christy Burrow and JG Harrington, appears here –

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Jamie Humphreys is a litigation and regulatory lawyer. He is a strategic advisor to clients who face critical threats to their business at all stages of the product life-cycle, working with them to ensure the most favourable outcome and manage any reputational impact. He also provides policy advice to clients on proposed legislation and regulations that may introduce profound changes to their business. He has acted on high profile litigation across a range of different industries, internal investigations into allegations of fraud by global products manufacturers, major corruption investigations for Governments, and B2B product liability disputes, international recalls and consumer claims for well-known global brands. He is passionate about the impact that new technologies such as 3D printing, AI and Internet of Things will have in the products space and works with clients to ensure they prosper within a dynamic regulatory environment.