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February 10th, 2015
CCC Accreditation for ITE Products Added to UL Hong Kong’s Testing Profile

With the Certification and Accreditation Administration (CNCA)’s final approval, UL International Limited (UL Hong Kong) officially signed the CCC (China Compulsory Certification) Testing Office Agreement with China Quality Certification Center (CQC) for ITE (information technology equipment) product category. The agreement signed with the CQC signifies that ITE manufacturers are able to obtain the CCC Mark… read more

February 10th, 2015
IEC 62368-1 based Standards Updates

EN 62368-1 – As mentioned in previous communications, EN 62368-1 was published in Europe during the second half of 2014.  The Date of Withdrawal (DoW) of the standards to be superseded, EN 60065 and EN 60950-1, was assigned of June 20, 2019.  However, the Official Journal (OJ) of the European Union has yet to be… read more

February 10th, 2015
India BIS update – Registration validity changes

There is a change in regards to the validity of the current and future BIS registrations. Key points of changes: – Effective Jan 28, 2015, all new registrations granted will have a validity of two years – Existing registrations that manufacturers have received that note 1 year will now automatically be valid for 2 years. … read more

December 17th, 2014
Changes in mandatory testing for Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in GS Mark certification

Currently, in the voluntary German GS Mark certification, the testing for Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHS) is compulsory. In August 2014, the Committee for Product Safety (Ausschuss für Produktsicherheit – AfPS) introduced a new procedure for PAHs evaluation, which will become effective on July 1, 2015, and all products, where PAH is relevant, applying for GS… read more

December 17th, 2014
Power Matters Alliance Approves UL as its Sole Certification Lab in Taiwan

UL’s laboratory in Taiwan is accredited by the Power Matters Alliance (PMA), making it the sole PMA testing facility in Taiwan.  PMA is a leader in inductive wireless charging technology with installations in many popular venues, including select Starbucks and McDonald’s stores in United States.   Effective from March 2014, manufacturers can submit their PMA… read more

December 11th, 2014
India BIS Compulsory Registration Scheme – Standard Update

The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) recently published a revised guideline for an Amendment-1 to IS 13252:2010 (Information Technology Equipment Safety: General Requirements). From now onwards, the BIS will not accept any report without the mentioned amendment. Guideline for New Applicants: 1. Get product tested and test report as per IS 13252 (part-1): 2010 +… read more

December 8th, 2014
India BIS update – Mandatory registration expanded to cover 30 products

The Indian Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DEITY) issued an interim expansion under the Compulsory Registration Order on November 7, 2014. In addition to the 15 categories of products covered, the compulsory registration scheme is expanded to cover another 15 products. The newly introduced products are: • Power adaptors for IT equipment, • Power… read more

December 8th, 2014
Edition No. 2 of CSA/UL 62368-1 published in Canada & U.S. on December 1, 2014

Edition No. 2 of the bi-national CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 62368-1/UL 62368-1 has been published in Canada & U.S. as of December 1, 2014. This Standard is approved by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and follows publication of Edition No. 2 of EN 62368-1 in Europe several months ago…. read more

November 6th, 2014
The IEC 1906 Award goes to UL engineer, Ole Albert Nielsen

Ole Albert Nielsen, senior staff engineer, UL Demko has been awarded the IEC’s 1906 Award. Ole was nominated by the Chairman (Mr. Peter Zwanziger) and Secretary (Mr. Jürgen Steinke) of TC 22 with the following recommendation: In recognition of Ole’s long time contribution in standardization as an expert in several committees: SC 23B, SC 23/WG9,… read more

November 6th, 2014
ENERGY STAR® Version 6.1 for Computers

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) has released an update to the ENERGY STAR Program Requirements for Computers. This update was released as Version 6.1 and became effective on September 10th, 2014. The updates include a broadened scope, which now is intended to cover Slates/Tablets and Portable All-In-One computers in addition to the form factors… read more