Some users are ok with it but we believe many of you out there actually peeled off the MCMC – SIRIM stickers (like the one above) that usually seemed out of place on your shiny new smartphone or laptops. If you are one of them, here’s a good news for you: it will soon be a thing of past as MCMC today has officially launched the Self Labelling Program (SLP) for communications and multimedia products.
Previously, related companies and manufacturers will have to obtain the physical regulatory stickers from SIRIM QAS International and paste them manually on their devices. With the implementation of SLP, companies will no longer have to do so as the new MCMC certification mark (shown below) can now be implemented directly into the device’s software or referred to as “e-Labelling”.
Additionally, companies also have the option to physically engrave or print the label directly on their devices. This particular method is called “Surface-Labelling”, according to MCMC.
As the physical MCMC – SIRIM sticker will cease to exist soon for communications and multimedia products, how can consumers check the authenticity and legitimacy of such products in the market? Well, consumers can do so through SIRIM’s web database or the “Check Your Label” mobile app that is available for Android and iOS devices.
Meanwhile, the SLP will only be in full effect starting 1 June 2015. Hence, related companies and manufacturers still have time to move from manual stickers to the new self-implementation methods till 31 May 2015.