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February 22nd, 2018
March 1 DOE Annual Certification Due Right Around the Corner

It is once again time for retailers to prepare their annual DOE certification filings for 2018, with the first due date on March 1st across several product categories. Though many manufacturers are already aware of the due-diligence necessary to comply with the DOE’s energy conservation standards, retailers are often unaware of their share of responsibilities…. read more

January 16th, 2018
Retail Performance Testing: UL Launches a new Laboratory in Allentown, PA

As part of a continued effort to diversify the portfolio of performance testing services offered to our clients, the UL Performance team located in Allentown, PA is pleased to announce the addition of a full-service laboratory designed to assist and support the evaluation and testing needs of UL’s retail clients. Initially focused on the performance… read more

August 23rd, 2017
Stock Up On Fire Safety

The importance of retail fire safety inspections Fires in retail occupancies can have devastating effects, including business disruption, loss of revenue, damage to property and, in the worst scenarios, injury or death. Even small fires can result in significant loss. Retailers have a responsibility to shareholders, employees, customers and the communities in which they are… read more

July 17th, 2017
Important Updates For Industrial Motors

Industrial motors (larger than a standard coffee maker) are typically regulated for energy efficiency. In the North America market, separate regulations exist in for the United States, Canada, and California. The California Energy Commission (CEC) is the newest regulation of the three, but Canada recently expanded regulations (effective June 5), meaning some manufacturers may not… read more

July 10th, 2017
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Approved UL LLC as a Licensed Certification Body for Their WaterSense® Program

On June 2, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved UL LLC as a licensed certification body for their WaterSense® program. This service, which will be managed by UL’s Plumbing Products and Water System Program, allows manufacturers to prove their products use less water without compromising product performance. “Our customers have been asking us to… read more

June 26th, 2017
Higher Standards for Data Cables

As technology evolves, the demands placed on various devices – laptops, tablets, smartphones, power banks, etc. – are increasing. Similarly, the demands and expectations placed on the data cables that transmit information and power and charge these devices are also rising. Users are requiring faster charging and higher wattage and, to achieve this, may unintentionally… read more

May 25th, 2017
Small Batteries, Big Risks

Help keep your customers safe around button/coin batteries Lithium button and coin cell batteries offer power in a relatively small package, which has its advantages, but these batteries can also present significant risks for young children. Due to their size, loose button/cell batteries are easy for children to pick up and swallow or aspirate. This… read more

May 24th, 2017
An Easier Path to the NOM Mark

The expertise of UL Mexico meets the flexibility of global testing Historically, manufacturers wishing to sell products in Mexico could only obtain the NOM Mark by sending samples to an accredited lab in Mexico. UL Mexico has been accredited and approved by the Mexican Authorities to grant the use of this mark, but we understood… read more

April 4th, 2017
A New Lab to Support the Global Lighting Industry

On March 10th, UL launched the Lighting Energy Efficiency and Retailer Test Labs in Taiwan. The state-of-the-art laboratory facilities specialize in providing energy efficiency evaluation services for lighting products and a variety of testing services to retailers’ specific requirements. The North American and European markets remain appealing to lighting manufacturers around the world, and our… read more

March 10th, 2017
DOE Requirements Are On Your Shelf.

The United States Department of Energy (DOE) has had the ability to enforce conservation (both water and energy) since the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 (EPCA) was signed into law. However, they have only recently started to enforce regulations and, in 2013, adopted rules addressing products that fail to meet minimum energy efficiency… read more