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Publication Number: 125366 Rule Parts:  Publication Date: 04/10/2007
Keyword: Sections 15.19 & 2.925(f), Labelling for Ingested Radio Transmitter

First Category: Radio Service Rules
Second Category: Part 15 Intentional Radiators

Question:   What are the rules governing the placement of the FCC ID on a radio transmitter small enough to be ingested by a cow? The only practical way for the FCC ID to appear on the device is to have it molded into the plastic, and the small size would make it impossible to read. Can the FCC ID be included in the user instructions or literature, instead of on the device?

Answer:   As a rule, the FCC ID must be displayed on the device as stated in Section 15.19.  However, the FCC allows for alternative labelling in some cases, such as ingested or implanted medical devices for humans or animals. Under these circumstances the FCC ID or unique identification, and/or the appropriate compliance statement, must be placed in the user's manual and on the product packaging.  The specific requirements for alternative labelling may be found in Section 2.925(f).


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