To date, 30 different models of mobile phones with non compliant SARs have been either withdrawn from the French market or have had their Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) updated by software.

 

Attention danger for the RealMe 7i of Oppo

 

The last one dated December 20, 2021, is the RealMe 7i of the Chinese manufacturer OPPO whose SAR member after control of the National Agency of Frequencies (ANFR) exceeded the regulatory level set at 4W/kg. It was checked in the laboratory at 4.91 W/kg and the SAR trunk is also particularly limited as reaching 1.96 W/kg (maximum 2W/kg in EU). As a reminder, there is a significant margin of error of about 25%. After the update the SAR member is reduced to 2.37 W/kg and the SAR trunk to 0.948 W/kg. However, it is up to the users to update their devices.

 

Nokia and the French retailer Boulanger sanctioned

 

Among the latest tested with a SAR trunk “non-compliant” we find the smartphone Nokia 7 Plus (SAR 3.48 W/kg) and Sony XPERIA 5 (2.64 W/kg). The manufacturer HMD GLOBAL OY (Nokia) received a financial penalty of 7 500 euros. And very recently in March and April 2021 two smartphones sold by the distributor Boulanger (EssentielB HeYou 60 and 40) with a SAR trunk and limbs “at risk” respectively of 2.86 W/kg and 5.26 W/kg for the HeYou 60 was sanctioned for exceeding regulatory thresholds.

List of French cell phone exceedind SAR limits (December 2021)

You can download the list of deceptive and health-endangering smartphones here

Find also the list of more than 250 other models sold before June 2017 and which must be either withdrawn or updated after advice from the French health agency (ANSES) and the government.

Dossier de presse-liste des modéles à risques (28 juin 2018)

List of major mobile phone manufacturers affected by a SAR exceedance

Alcatel.
Allview
Apple.
Archos.
BlackBerry.
Echo.
Gigaset.
Honor.
HTC.
Huawei.
LG.
Motorola.
Nokia.
OnePlus.

Oppo
Razer.
Samsung.
Sony mobile.
Wiko.
Xiaomi.

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