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2014-08-22 08:22:15

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a notification from UL that the photovoltaic panel identified below bears a counterfeit UL Mark for the United States and Canada. The photovoltaic (solar) panel has not been evaluated by UL to the appropriate Standards for Safety and it is unknown if this photovoltaic panel complies with any safety requirements. Name of Product: AstralENERGY 250W...

2014-07-23 08:39:09

NORTHBROOK, Ill., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- While the number of workplace accident rates is on the decline in the U.S., a number of high-profile and serious accidents in recent years has led to new safety processes. To create a healthier and safer workplace, UL, a global safety science leader, believes that organizations must establish a culture in which employees actively identify indicators of unsafe conditions, both through formal and informal processes before a crisis hits. In doing...

2014-06-16 12:22:44

I&I expands access to a comprehensive data intelligence platform helping optimize sustainable product output from within complex global supply chains NORTHBROOK, Ill., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UL, the global independent safety science leader, announced today the expansion of its Information & Insights (I&I) service division. On the heels of acquiring GoodGuide, IDES, Innovadex and The Wercs, as well as launching the division's website, I&I has become the...

2014-06-16 08:32:30

NORTHBROOK, Ill., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With a rate outpacing the overall growth of IECEE certificates issued worldwide for four consecutive years, UL(Underwriters Laboratories), a global safety science leader, is the world's number one IECEE certificate issuer in 2013. More than 80,000 certificates were issued last year by various NCBs (National Certification Bodies) worldwide, representing a growth rate of 5.3 percent over 2012. For the same period, UL recorded a growth rate...

2014-06-09 08:33:41

Legal Action Seeks to Protect Integrity of UL Certification Mark on Products Worldwide NORTHBROOK, Ill., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UL, a global safety science leader, filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the Central District of California against a Los Angeles retailer, Rider Best, Inc., and a Chinese manufacturer, Enping City Shuangyi Electronics Industrial Company, for use of a counterfeit UL certification mark on consumer electronics products. Through the...

2014-05-15 16:32:12

New UL Classified LED Retrofit Kit helps manufacturers efficiently incorporate LED technology into existing luminaire designs NORTHBROOK, Ill., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UL, a global safety science leader, introduced today a streamlined process for manufacturers to obtain a UL listing for LED surface-mounted tube lamps. With significant growth projected in the LED market, manufacturers are looking for ways to incorporate LED technology into existing luminaire designs. After...

2014-05-15 16:22:34

First-of-its-kind program to help manufacturers meet both North American and international standards NORTHBROOK, Ill., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UL, a global safety science leader, introduced today a new global certification program for portable luminaires, the most popular type of LED luminaires. This is the first time a certified testing laboratory has created a single set of samples and tests that combine the requirements of both North American and International...

2014-05-15 08:41:26

NORTHBROOK, Ill., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a notification from UL that the communications cable identified below may pose a fire hazard. The communications cable does not comply with UL's safety requirements and is not authorized to bear the UL Mark for the United States. Name of Product: Communications Cable, Type CMP Manufacturer: Caleb Cable Industrial Ltd., Sheung Shui, N.T. Hong Kong Hazard: This communications cable is missing the appropriate level of...

2014-05-15 08:23:37

NORTHBROOK, Ill., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a notification from UL that the Fire Sprinklers identified below bear counterfeit UL Certification Marks for the United States and Canada. The Fire Sprinklers have not been evaluated by UL to the appropriate Standards for Safety and it is unknown if the Fire Sprinklers comply with any safety requirements. Although the fire sprinklers wrench boss is marked "TYCO" and the thermo bulbs are marked "JOB F5" the fire...

2014-04-04 08:28:09

Innovadex and IDES have combined as Prospector® NORTHBROOK, Ill., April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UL Information & Insights is pleased to announce the launch of its powerful, new search engine, Prospector. UL's Prospector( )is the combination of both IDES and Innovadex, bringing the two, industry-standard raw material data resources together at ULProspector.com. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140404/CG98216LOGO Prior to now, Innovadex.com offered a comprehensive, free...


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