To date, 34 different models of cell phones that are dangerous for the health of users have been either withdrawn from the French market or have had their Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) updated by software.

SAR overrun for the XIAOMI REDMI NOTE 9 PRO

New excess of SAR found during a control conducted by the National Agency of Frequencies (ANFR) on the smartphone of Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi, the REDMI NOTE 9 PRO. Indeed in a statement published on July 28, 2022 on its website, the French agency published the tests conducted by the laboratory CTC Advanced which show a SAR member above the regulatory level of 4 W/kg, namely 4.96 W/kg.

However, once again after the Samsung Galaxy Note 10, it took eighteen months for the manufacturer Xiaomi to regularize the situation by implementing a software update. The tests were conducted in January 2021 and users did not discover until far too late that they had been overexposed to the waves from their smartphones.

As for the manufacturer Xiaomi, it is a recidivist well known to our association who thinks he can do whatever he wants since our criminal complaints against him have been dismissed by the Paris Prosecutor’s Office.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus nabbed for exceeding SAR

On July 11, 2022, theNational Frequency Agency (ANFR) revealed in a statement that three new models from manufacturers Samsung (Galaxy Note 10 Plus), Hisense (Infinity H 30) and Gigaset(GX290)have been checked for SAR exceedances. A software update has been imposed on manufacturers to bring the SAR back to the regulatory level (a procedure for which Phonegate Alert is reserved).

It should be noted that the test of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus was conducted at the very beginning of 2021 and the information is given to users only 18 months later….why?

Danger for the RealMe 7i from Oppo

The latest dated December 20, 2021, is the RealMe 7i of the Chinese manufacturer OPPO whose member SAR after control of the National Agency of Frequencies (ANFR) exceeded the regulatory level set at 4W/kg. It has been tested 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). As a reminder, there is a significant margin of error of about 25%. After the update the limb SAR is reduced to 2.37 W/kg and the trunk SAR to 0.948 W/kg. However, it is up to the users to update their devices.

Nokia and the retailer Boulanger sanctioned

And among the latest smartphones tested with a “non-compliant” SAR trunk we also find the Nokia 7 Plus (SAR 3.48 W/kg) and the Sony XPERIA 5 (2.64 W/kg) . The manufacturer HMD GLOBAL OY (Nokia) received a financial penalty of 7,500 euros.

In addition, in March 2021 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 first have been sanctioned for exceeding regulatory thresholds

Updated list of cell phones dangerous to health

Table of smartphones with SAR exceedances revised to December 23, 2021

You can download the list here

List of dangerous models that have not been removed or updated

Also feel free to consult the list of more than 250 other models sold before June 2017 and which must after advice from the French health agency (ANSES) in late 2019 and the government be either withdrawn or updated.

Unfortunately, despite several reminders, the government has not yet taken any measures to protect the health of consumers! Read the Tribune we published in December in the Club de Mediapart. We question the government for its inaction in the face of public health issues related to mobile telephony.

Press kit-list of risky models (June 28, 2018)

List of the main manufacturers of cell phones concerned by an excess of SAR


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