Corporate Responsibility
Motorola Mobility

Safety Standards and Testing

We design, build and test all our products to meet nationally and internationally recognized safety standards. These include mobile phones, portable communications products, and home and office equipment.

Most countries follow the RF exposure limits recommended by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). These limits protect against potential adverse health effects by including substantial safety margins. Compliance with these standards provides a sound scientific basis for confidence in the safety of products using RF energy.

The testing standards used around the world have been established by authorities at IEEE and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). These standards create strict methodological requirements for testing products for compliance with specific absorption rate (SAR) levels. For many regions, including the Americas and the European Union, testing is done for standard use of the products (e.g., at the ear) and for body-worn product (e.g., in a holster on the waist).

New technologies

New RF technologies are being deployed to provide services beyond traditional voice and data communications. These include radio networks and devices for audio and video entertainment, interactive gaming, telemedicine and low-power access points to boost network availability in homes and businesses. These technologies, known by acronyms such as GPRS, LTE, UMTS and Wi-Fi, use radio waves to operate and must meet the same exposure guidelines as existing wireless products.

Safety testing

Our products are designed, manufactured and tested to meet national and international requirements for SAR compliance. Independently accredited testing labs in our facilities in China and the U.S. as well as third-party approved certification labs assure compliance before wireless devices and accessories are placed on the market.