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Through the adoption process, UL Standards piloted a virtual standards development approach that included outreach to potential participants through social media to identify Canadian national differences, and conducted the ballot, public review, and comment resolution stages of the adoption process virtually. Online platforms and virtual communication optimized openness and transparency throughout the consensus process in line with SCC standards development requirements for a National Adoption of Canada. "SCC was very pleased to work with UL to adopt this standard and offer Canadian suppliers practical guidance on assessing and managing the safety of consumer products. The novel approach taken by UL to use online platforms for public outreach was an exciting new strategy, and it aligns well with SCC's commitment to encouraging progressive standardization solutions." "We are pleased to support Canadian standards development needs, particularly in the case of the adoption of ISO 10377 by enabling Canada to be one of the first nations to adopt this important international standard. Through this project, UL demonstrated its commitment to facilitating and advancing standards development in Canada and our drive towards innovative standards development solutions that meet the current needs of a more digital and social world." About the Standards Council of Canada SCC is a Crown corporation that leads Canada's standardization network. SCC facilitates the development and use of national and international standards and accreditation services in order to enhance Canada's competitiveness and well-being. SCC is part of the Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada portfolio. For additional information on SCC, visit www.scc.ca. About UL UL leads the research and science needed to understand complex safety issues and bring the right stakeholders together to develop consensus-based standards. We play a key role in developing and harmonizing national and international standards. Standards Technical Panels contribute to more than 1,500 Standards. Learn more at: http://ulstandards.ul.com/ UL fosters safe living and working conditions for people everywhere through the application of science to solve safety, security and sustainability challenges. The UL Mark engenders trust enabling the safe adoption of innovative new products and technologies. Everyone at UL shares a passion to make the world a safer place. We test, inspect, audit, certify, validate, verify, advise and train and we support these efforts with software solutions for safety and sustainability. To learn more about us, visit UL.com To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/new-canadian-standard-will-strengthen-consumer-product-safety-throughout-global-supply-chains-300466022.html


News Article | May 31, 2017
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Hazard: The ballasts are instant start ballasts but are not marked "instant start" or "I.S." These ballast may have been installed in luminaires with lamp holders not rated for use with instant start ballasts posing a potential shock or fire hazard. Identification: On the product:  The instant start ballasts bears an unauthorized UL Mark and the following: Photograph of the Instant Start Ballast: See images at www.ul.com/newsroom. Sold at:  Sold direct to manufacturers and distributors from Foshan Teyuan Electronic Science & Technology. About UL UL is a premier global independent safety science company that has championed progress for more than 120 years. Its nearly 11,000 professionals are guided by the UL mission to promote safe working and living environments for all people. UL uses research and standards to continually advance and meet ever-evolving safety needs. We partner with businesses, manufacturers, trade associations and international regulatory authorities to bring solutions to a more complex global supply chain. For more information about our certification, testing, inspection, advisory and education services, visit http://www.UL.com. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ul-warns-of-potentially-hazardous-electronic-ballast-release-no-17pn-02-300465868.html


News Article | May 31, 2017
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Identification: on the product: The Fire Sprinklers bear a counterfeit UL Mark and the following: T-ZSXZ15-68°C Photographs of the product: See images at www.ul.com/newsroom. Location: The fire sprinklers have been found in the Philippines. UL has not received reports of these counterfeit sprinklers in other locations. About UL UL is a premier global independent safety science company that has championed progress for more than 120 years. Its nearly 11,000 professionals are guided by the UL mission to promote safe working and living environments for all people. UL uses research and standards to continually advance and meet ever-evolving safety needs. We partner with businesses, manufacturers, trade associations and international regulatory authorities to bring solutions to a more complex global supply chain. For more information about our certification, testing, inspection, advisory and education services, visit http://www.UL.com. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ul-warns-of-counterfeit-ul-mark-on-fire-sprinkler-release-17pn-05-300465789.html


"UL Environment congratulates Samsung on being the first manufacturer to certify products to the new ANSI/UL 110 standard," said Alberto Uggetti, vice president and general manager, UL Environment. "It is another in a series of firsts for UL Environment and Samsung: Samsung's Replenish mobile phone was the first certified to the original version of the UL 110 standard in 2011, and now Galaxy 8 and Galaxy 8+ is the first mobile phone certified to ANSI/UL 110 as an ANSI standard." In addition to new and revised criteria, ECOLOGO Certification to ANSI/UL 110 now has three certification tiers:  Bronze, Silver, and Gold.  Samsung achieved Gold certification based upon their fulfillment of two new criteria in the standard. "Samsung is pleased to be the first manufacturer to achieve ECOLOGO Gold Certification to the newly approved ANSI/UL 110 standard for our Galaxy 8 and 8+ mobile phones," said Sangkyu Lee, senior vice president of Mobile Communications, Samsung Electronics. "We achieved certification due in part to the inclusion of 20 percent post-consumer recycled plastic content in the housing of the external power supply and the fact that Samsung conducted an LCA for the product based on a total of 12 environmental impact categories. These steps demonstrate Samsung's continued commitment to reduce the environmental impact of our products." A new mobile phone category on the EPEAT Registry, based on the new ANSI/ UL 110 standard, is anticipated to be available to purchasers July 2017, and Samsung will pursue inclusion in the Registry when it is open. About UL Environment UL Environment works to advance global sustainability, environmental health, and safety by supporting the growth and development of environmentally preferable products, services, and organizations. We help companies achieve their sustainability goals—and help purchasers, specifiers, retailers, governments, and consumers find products they can trust. UL Environment offers environmental claim validations, multi-attribute product certifications, environmental product declarations, indoor air quality certification, product emissions testing, organizational sustainability certification, and consulting. For more information, visit http://industries.ul.com/environment, and connect with us via Twitter, LinkedIn, or Facebook. About UL UL fosters safe living and working conditions for people everywhere through the application of science to solve safety, security and sustainability challenges. The UL Mark engenders trust enabling the safe adoption of innovative new products and technologies. Everyone at UL shares a passion to make the world a safer place. We test, inspect, audit, certify, validate, verify, advise and train and we support these efforts with software solutions for safety and sustainability. To learn more about us, visit UL.com. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/samsung-galaxy-s8--galaxy-s8-become-first-mobile-phones-certified-to-ansiul-110-standard-for-sustainability-for-mobile-phones-300470355.html


News Article | June 12, 2017
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NORTHBROOK, Illinois--(BUSINESS WIRE)--UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a global safety science leader, announced today that it successfully completed the first Thread testing for NXP® Semiconductors N.V. Thread is a wireless networking protocol for the Internet of Things (IoT) industry. UL is the only approved test lab validating interoperability and conformance for Thread-enabled products. Adoption for IoT devices from wearables to connected home automation systems is picking up. Manufacturers have to innovate and respond quickly to gain market advantage. When designing new IoT devices, manufacturers need to ensure their product can communicate with other IoT devices seamlessly. A key consideration for manufacturers to adopt Thread as the IoT protocol is that this technology is low power and can connect up to 250 IoT devices in a secure network. UL started working closely with the Thread Group in 2015 to develop the Thread Certification Program. The first Thread-certified Kinetis KW41Z wireless MCU by NXP is a critical component for IoT solutions. This small but powerful microprocessor enables connectivity and control. Manufacturers can now speed up product development by incorporating the Thread-certified Kinetis KW41Z MCU into many IoT applications such as home control, fitness monitoring, asset monitoring and metering. “The Thread certification of NXP’s Kinetis KW41Z MCU demonstrates UL’s commitment in driving IoT growth and consumer technology innovation,” noted Chris Guy, General Manager EMEA LA UL Consumer Technology Division. UL is currently the only source for both ZigBee and Thread testing. Apart from these two, UL provides certification test programs for wireless protocols like Bluetooth SIG, OCF, NFC, Wi-Fi Alliance, WBA, and ZigBee “The Kinetis KW41Z is the industry’s first multi-protocol wireless microcontroller solution. Working with UL for the Thread certification reinforces our claims that the Kinetis KW41Z can support Thread and therefore is a viable solution for IoT product developers,” said Emmanuel Sambuis, Vice President of Microcontrollers and Connectivity at NXP Semiconductors. UL fosters safe living and working conditions for people everywhere through the application of science to solve safety, security and sustainability challenges. The UL Mark engenders trust enabling the safe adoption of innovative new products and technologies. Everyone at UL shares a passion to make the world a safer place. We test, inspect, audit, certify, validate, verify, advise and train and we support these efforts with software solutions for safety and sustainability. To learn more about us, visit europe-ul.com.


"UL and CLEB have a shared mission and complementary businesses. We are relied upon by building construction communities for the services and knowledge that they need to enhance public safety, meet regulatory demands, protect brand value and successfully access global markets," said Vice President and General Manager of UL Building and Life Safety Technologies Division Chris Hasbrook. "Working as one, UL and CLEB will continue to grow the vision that has brought us together, and grow our position as the global leader in the field of building science.'' CLEB's employees will join and strengthen UL's industry professionals and recently inaugurated building envelope testing facility located in Northbrook, IL. Effective immediately, the company will operate as CLEB, a UL Company. The group's Building Science thought leadership and global Centers of Excellence will be based out of the Montreal and Northbrook headquarters. "We are excited by this opportunity to join forces with UL and provide best-in-class services to the building envelope community," said Mario Gonçalves, former president of CLEB and new principal and global business leader - Building Science Technologies for CLEB. "Our group's shared reputation for delivering industry-leading services and in-depth industry knowledge will continue to strengthen our position as leaders in the field of building science services and building envelope  testing and certification. Combining with UL will allow us to significantly accelerate our growth and access to global markets, in addition to providing our clients with a broader range of complementary services and expertise. Clients can rest assured that customer service and technical quality will remain our top priorities and that our newly integrated capabilities will deliver even more value.'' The transaction closed on May 5, 2017. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. About UL UL fosters safe living and working conditions for people everywhere through the application of science to solve safety, security and sustainability challenges. The UL Mark engenders trust enabling the safe adoption of innovative new products and technologies. Everyone at UL shares a passion to make the world a safer place. We test, inspect, audit, certify, validate, verify, advise and train and we support these efforts with software solutions for safety and sustainability. To learn more about us, visit UL.com. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ul-and-cleb-combine-to-provide-best-in-class-building-science-services-to-the-building-construction-community-300451991.html


News Article | June 21, 2017
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Nestlé has been a client of UL EHS Sustainability since 2012. UL EHS Sustainability has helped Nestlé to scale its data management activities to gain further insights into safety, health and environmental sustainability indicators, which they are using to take a proactive stance on preventing incidents and ensuring their environmental performance meets their targets. Nestlé utilizes UL EHS Sustainability software across its global operations, which employ 330,000 people in almost 190 countries. "Nestlé's dedication to the future of health, safety and sustainability is admirable and we are very proud to partner with them in achieving these rigorous goals," said Mark Ward, General Manager of UL EHS Sustainability. "By building a comprehensive tool combining both past performance measurement and forward-looking capabilities, Nestlé has been able to create a cutting-edge solution to drive their EHS performance improvement." "We believe that everyone in our business has a responsibility to help bring Nestlé's purpose to life, which is to enhance quality of life and contribute to a healthier future," said Philippe Le Gall, Nestlé Sustainability Manager. "UL EHS Sustainability's software platform empowers our employees by allowing them to monitor performance and do their part to reach our safety, health, and environmental sustainability goals. Furthermore, the solution allows us the flexibility to scale our data management activities as our reporting needs evolve and our business continues to grow." Verdantix selects EHS Innovation Award winners through an independent jury of corporate EHS professionals. Awards are given to companies using the most innovative EHS technology to improve EHS outcomes. Nominations were based on key parameters of the project, business results achieved and strategic suppliers. For more information about UL EHS Sustainability, call 888-202-3016 or visit ulehssustainability.com. About UL UL fosters safe living and working conditions for people everywhere through the application of science to solve safety, security and sustainability challenges. The UL Mark engenders trust enabling the safe adoption of innovative new products and technologies. Everyone at UL shares a passion to make the world a safer place. We test, inspect, audit, certify, validate, verify, advise and train and we support these efforts with software solutions for safety and sustainability. To learn more about us, visit UL.com. About UL EHS Sustainability UL EHS Sustainability empowers organizations to protect the well-being of workers, reduce risk, improve productivity, enhance compliance, and drive measurable business improvement through its EHS, occupational health, environmental, supply chain, sustainability, and corporate social responsibility platforms. Its new PURE™ Platform is a full suite of environment, health, safety, sustainability and supply chain software solutions designed for users who want total connectivity and visibility into the overall health, safety, and sustainability of their organization. More than 2,000 organizations in over 20 major industries including manufacturing, healthcare, and construction & energy, trust UL's tools to meet their expanding needs. To learn more, visit www.ULEHSS.com or call 888.202.3016. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ul-ehs-sustainability-client-nestle-wins-2017-verdantix-ehs-innovation-award-300477585.html


News Article | June 16, 2017
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Identification on the Product: The product is marked with a counterfeit UL Listing and Recognition Marks and the following: Known to be Distributed by: Smart Energy Solution Norcross LLC, 6455 Jimmy Carter Blvd. Ste #A Norcross GA 30071 UL is a premier global independent safety science company that has championed progress for more than 120 years. Its nearly 11,000 professionals are guided by the UL mission to promote safe working and living environments for all people. UL uses research and standards to continually advance and meet ever-evolving safety needs. We partner with businesses, manufacturers, trade associations and international regulatory authorities to bring solutions to a more complex global supply chain. For more information about our certification, testing, inspection, advisory and education services, visit http://www.UL.com. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ul-warns-of-counterfeit-ul-marks-on-led-driver-release-17pn-09-300474481.html


News Article | May 11, 2017
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Hazard: The plug face may separate from the adapter body, exposing live parts and posing a risk of electric shock. Identification:  On the product, this AC Plug Adapter bears a UL Mark and the following: CURRENT TAP LA055A E238644 AC 15A 125V 60 Hz On the packaging: AXIS Grounded AC Plug Adapter Converts 2 prong AC outlets to 3 prong plugs Known to be sold at: Known to be sold through Amazon.com, may have been sold by others. UL is a premier global independent safety science company that has championed progress for more than 120 years. Its nearly 11,000 professionals are guided by the UL mission to promote safe working and living environments for all people. UL uses research and standards to continually advance and meet ever-evolving safety needs. We partner with businesses, manufacturers, trade associations and international regulatory authorities to bring solutions to a more complex global supply chain. For more information about our certification, testing, inspection, advisory and education services, visit http://www.UL.com. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ul-warns-of-potentially-hazardous-ac-plug-adapter-release-17pn-03-300455341.html


In addition to bridging interconnectivity between heterogeneous systems, an embedded control gateway can also offer shared processing resources, processing and database management including real-time monitoring, and remediation once an intrusion is detected. As a result of receiving the DARPA grant, UL will identify the main areas of an industrial IoT gateway affecting the cybersecurity of an ICS as well as the data that traverses the gateway outside the ICS system.  Additionally, UL will develop a test methodology and a security profile to assess security requirements with the intent of providing technical protocols necessary for designing, building, testing, and procuring secure IoT embedded control gateways. This process is to be designed with flexibility for user-defined remediation techniques and recommended approaches to mitigate security issues, resulting in a more robust product. This testing will add to the arsenal of tools available to help manufacturers increase their security awareness, as well as help asset owners manage risk, unplanned downtime and reduce costly harm to assets. "Being proactive in addressing cybersecurity challenges for IoT emerging technologies enables the progression of sophisticated capabilities through system interconnectivity," states Rachna Stegall, director of connected technologies at UL. "UL is at the forefront of enabling safe innovation, and this grant allows us to extend our reach and into an emerging area of risk." IoT gateways with connectivity into ICS, process control systems and distributed control systems in critical infrastructure will have a significant impact on the national security of these inherent systems if the gateways do not have a process to identify and address security risks. A gap can allow major intrusions into these networks without detection, permitting malicious intent to lay dormant for some time until initiated to take action by bad actors. Defining a good process to evaluate and test IoT gateways with recommendations on design and development can help to alleviate these issues. About UL UL fosters safe living and working conditions for people everywhere through the application of science to solve safety, security and sustainability challenges. The UL Mark engenders trust enabling the safe adoption of innovative new products and technologies. Everyone at UL shares a passion to make the world a safer place. We test, inspect, audit, certify, validate, verify, advise and train and we support these efforts with software solutions for safety and sustainability. To learn more about us, visit UL.com. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ul-llc-receives-darpa-grant-for-testing-to-help-mitigate-cybersecurity-risks-for-industrial-iot-gateways-300455250.html

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