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Posted : 2014-11-20 17:39
Updated : 2014-11-20 18:42

Illegal 'selfie sticks' under scrutiny

/ Yonhap

The government is seeking to find and confiscate hordes of uncertified "selfie sticks" ― the popular device that helps people take pictures of themselves using a mobile phone.

The Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning said Thursday it has stepped up its search for selfie sticks that have not been approved, saying uncertified devices could cause other electronics to malfunction.

The device, a rod that extends the distance between the phone and the user, uses electronic waves to trigger the phones.

The ministry is asking citizens to help "root out the distribution of illegal broadcasting communication devices such as uncertified camera-extender rods" by reporting such sales.

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셀카봉 덕후 발목잡는 '불량품' 정부단속

미래창조과학부 중앙전파관리소는 21일부터 전자파 인증을 받지 않은 블루투스 셀카봉을 집중 단속한다고 20일 밝혔다.

블루투스 셀카봉은 전파를 이용하는 방송통신기기여서 전자파 장애 방지 기준 등에 따른 시험을 거쳐 전자파 '적합 인증'을 받아야 한다. 그렇지 않으면 전파법 위반으로 3년 이하의 징역 또는 3천만원 이하의 벌금형에 처해진다.

전자파 미인증 셀카봉은 주변기기에 장해를 주거나 기기 자체의 오작동·성능 저하 등의 문제가 발생할 수 있다.  


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