Peavey Settles FCC Probe: Pays $225k

        Radio on FacebookJoin us on Facebook

Audio equipment and musical instrument maker Peavey Electronics Corp. has agreed to “voluntarily” pay $225,000 to the U.S. Treasury to settle an FCC investigation into whether the company marketed amplifiers, preamplifiers and mixers that complied with commission technical standards, as well as labeling and disclosure obligations.

The company admits it hadn’t labeled or provided disclosures for a number of devices it marketed, and agreed to implement a three-year compliance plan, according to the commission.

Peavey manufacturers and markets digital devices, including professional audio and live sound products, such as amplifiers, compressors, equalizers and mixers. The FCC classifies these devices as unintentional radiators subject to authorization prior to marketing, via either the commission’s equipment verification or declaration of conformity procedures.

The Enforcement Bureau’s case began in 2011, when the Spectrum Enforcement Division issued a letter of inquiry to Peavey about its devices. Peavey submitted information and documentation relating to the digital devices. In addition, Peavey acknowledged that some of its devices had not been properly labeled and that certain device user manuals were missing the required consumer disclosure statements, according to the commission.

Both Peavey and the FCC came to an agreement to resolve the case.

Acceptable Use Policy
blog comments powered by Disqus

[an error occurred while processing this directive]

Today in Radio History

Milestones From Radio's Past

The history of radio broadcasting extends beyond the work of a few famous inventors.

Digital Edition

Each Issue as a Digital Edition

Read each issue online in our Digital Edition Format in your Web browser.

EAS Information More on EAS

NWS XML/Atom Feed for CAP Messages

The feed provides feeds for all US states and territories.

Wallpaper Calendar

Radio 2014 Calendar Wallpaper

Need a calendar for your computer desktop? Use one of ours.

The Wire

A virtual press conference

Information from manufacturers and associations about industry news, products, technology and business announcements.

Join Us Facebook Twitter YouTube LinkedIn
Radio magazine cover

Current Issue

National Public Radio

Building For The Future

Browse Back Issues

[an error occurred while processing this directive]