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• 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)
• MIC, 2001, Article 14-2 of the Ordinance for Regulating Radio Equipment
To maintain compliance with FCC, IC, MIC, and EU RF exposure guidelines when you carry the
BlackBerry device on your body, use only accessories equipped with an integrated belt clip that
are supplied or approved by Research In Motion (RIM). Use of accessories that are not expressly
approved by RIM might violate FCC, IC, and EU RF exposure guidelines and might void any
warranty applicable to the BlackBerry device. If you do not use a body-worn accessory equipped
with an integrated belt clip supplied or approved by RIM when you carry the BlackBerry device,
keep the BlackBerry device at least 0.98 in. (25 mm) from your body when the BlackBerry device
is transmitting. When using any data feature of the BlackBerry device, with or without a USB
cable, hold the BlackBerry device at least 0.98 in. (25 mm) from your body. If you use a body-
worn accessory not supplied by RIM when you carry the BlackBerry device, verify that the
accessory does not contain metal and keep the BlackBerry device at least 0.98 in. (25 mm) from
your body when the BlackBerry device is transmitting.
To reduce radio frequency (RF) exposure consider these safety guidelines:
• Use the BlackBerry device in areas where there is a strong wireless signal. The indicator
that provides information about the strength of the wireless signal is located in the upper-
right corner of the Home screen and displays five ascending bars. Three or more bars
indicate a strong signal. A reduced signal display, which might occur in areas such as an
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