SEOUL, Sept. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — The government has set afoot efforts to promote the sale of modular home electronics products, aimed at enabling consumers to freely attach or detach specific functions or change external appearances of home electronics products just like they do for furniture.
The Korean Agency for Technology and Standards said Wednesday it will revise the operational guidelines of the Electric Appliances and Consumer Product Safety Management Act to allow companies to release modular home electronics items.
Thus far, when it comes to home electronics items, only finished products were eligible for safety certification.
The agency plans to define the concept of modules in the operational guidelines, as well as to include modular products in the electric appliance certification system.
Once companies acquire safety certification for each module, the products configured by consumers themselves will be defined as having met safety certification standards.
Accordingly, when consumers buy home electronics products, they will be able to freely configure the products and make the desired changes.
A good example of this is modular water purifiers, for which consumers can select functions such as water purification and hot and cold water temperatures.
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