Consumer Safety (PSC Mark)
(Mandatory Approvals in Japan)

PSC Certification of Portable Laser Devices

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Product & Applicant Eligibility

Portable laser devices which emit laser light (limited to visible light) and which are designed to display letters or images require PSC Certification.
Products like laser pointers and laser infrared thermometers are included in this scope.

Projectors using laser backlights or laser scanning technologies, retina scanning displays, and other such devices that utilize laser beams are also subject to PSC Certification provided they are portable.

For applicants, only local Japanese companies that have completed their PSC Business Notification to METI are eligible to be certificate holders for PSC Certification.

If an overseas manufacturer requires the diamond PSC mark on their product, they are advised to apply via their actual importer.

Products can be certified by PSC Type Certification (including factory inspections) or by PSC Batch Certification.

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Technical Requirements for Portable Laser Devices

Portable laser devices must meet the following requirements.