(Sub) CLAUSE/ANNEX HEADING:
Stability and mechanical hazards
OTHER RELEVANT (Sub) CLAUSES/ANNEXES (as applicable):
DESCRIPTION OF ISSUE:
What types of speakers are exempt from the horizontal force stability test?
The definition for a speaker includes both passive and active speakers (such as subwoofers and speaker-amplifiers).
This requirement applies to products that may employ a speaker as part of the system and are housed in an upright cabinet that looks like a floor standing speaker. Examples of the types of products that are subjected to the stability test are as follows:
- Tuner-Amplifier-Tape Recorder-CD Player-Power Supply-Speaker
- Tuner-Amplifier-CD Player-Power Supply Speaker
- Tuner-Amplifier-DVD Player-Power Supply-Speaker
The types of speakers that are excluded from the requirements of Clause 19 and Table 12A are based on the components that are comprised as part of the system and on the amount of user contact needed to adjust volume and similar controls, insert DVD’s, CD’s, tapes, etc. The types of products identified above are not considered stand-alone speakers where little or no contact may be made with the apparatus.
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