Exposure to radio frequency signals

The BlackBerry Universal Headset radio is a low power radio transmitter and receiver. When the headset radio is turned on, it receives and also sends out radio frequency (RF) signals. The headset is designed to comply with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Industry Canada (IC) guidelines respecting safety levels of RF exposure for wireless devices, which in turn are consistent with the following safety standards previously set by Canadian, U.S., and international standards bodies:

  • ANSI/IEEE C95.1, 1999, American National Standards Institute/Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Standard for Safety Levels with Respect to Human Exposure to Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields (3 kHz to 300 GHz)
  • National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) Report 86, 1986, Biological Effects and Exposure Criteria for Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields
  • Health Canada, Safety Code 6, 1999, Limits of Human Exposure to Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields in the Frequency Range from 3 kHz to 300 GHz
  • EN 50371, 2002, Generic Standard to demonstrate the compliance of low power electronic and electrical apparatus with the basic restrictions related to human exposure to electromagnetic fields (10 MHz to 300 GHZ)
  • International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP), 1998, Guidelines for Limiting Exposure to Time-Varying Electric, Magnetic, and Electromagnetic fields (up to 300 GHz)
  • Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU), 1999, Council Recommendation of 12 July 1999 on the limitation of exposure of the general public to electromagnetic fields (0 Hz to 300 GHz)
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