Proexport conferences  Requirements for application of U.L. safety   certification marks on electrical products     Presen...
What is the UL CertificationMark ? It is…A declaration that UL has testedand evaluated representativesamples of that produ...
Why do manufacturers come toUL to have their products tested?
Untested Electrical Products = Potential Fire
And protection against…….
What it isn’t…An approvalAn endorsementA warrantyLegally mandated                   6
Products submitted tocertificationlaboratories areevaluated and testedin accordance withrecognized andaccepted Standardssu...
UL by the numbers
UL Certification Marks                         … signify that representative                         samples of a product ...
Reasons Consumers Look forthe UL Mark                     Safety symbol                A Mark consumers can trust© 2012 UL...
Reasons Consumers Lookfor the UL Mark                  Global outreach                     Safety confidence  © 2012 UL LLC
Reasons Consumers Lookfor the UL Mark      Trusted and preferred brand                      Safety resource  © 2012 UL LLC
Reasons Consumers Lookfor the UL Mark       Committed to educating generations of          safety conscious consumers.    ...
Reasons Consumers Lookfor the UL Mark                  Standards development expertise  © 2012 UL LLC
Reasons Consumers Lookfor the UL Mark         Recognized partner of safety          committed organizations© 2012 UL LLC
Reasons Consumers Lookfor the UL Mark                 Anti-counterfeiting efforts © 2012 UL LLC
Reasons Manufacturers Seekthe UL Mark A trusted safety Mark for over a century           Brand and recognition  © 2012 UL ...
Reasons Manufacturers Seekthe UL Mark                 Global reach                       Technical expertise © 2012 UL LLC
Reasons Manufacturers Seekthe UL Mark                  Competitive advantage                  Standard development experti...
Reasons Manufacturers Seekthe UL Mark                   Trusted partner .            Research and development capabilities...
Reasons Manufacturers Seek      the UL Mark                    Industry thought leader.                                   ...
Submitting your Products to UL1. Start with UL requirements early inyour product development cycle.2. Obtain a copy of the...
Submitting your Products to UL5. Provide complete set ofproduct documentation.6. Be aware of shippingrequirements that can...
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Due to dramatically increasing number ofU.L. counterfeited products, UL and U.S.Customs and Border Protection developedPar...
Where its common• Extension cords• Power strips• Current taps• Nightlights• AC/DC adapters• Decorative lighting• Lamps• Lo...
…And where you wouldn’t think
Where are counterfeit products typically found?
Counterfeiting robsthe US of ????? $$$$$$250 Billion annually                        Over $500 Billion globally
33Source: USCBP Fiscal Year 2011 Report
Seized electrical products with counterfeitedUL certifications marks ……. over 97%
Target Importers
He doesn’t care about your safety                                    JAIL
Bill signed into law March 16, 2006 H.R. 32 – The “Stop Counterfeiting in Manufactured Goods Act” Purpose: To amend title ...
UL’s PositionZero Tolerance PolicyIt is the policy of UL LLC (UL) not to consent to the importation,exportation, or manipu...
Crooks Busted!                 40
UL Listed Mark Elements                                       UL trademark                                       “LISTED” ...
Other Markings                         UL File Number (optional)                           E123456                        ...
Holographic Labels for Certain Products  Decorative Lighting Strings   & Outfits  Extension Cords  Fixtures  Flexible Cord...
Gold Holograms introduced July 2008
UL Component Recognition Mark The Component Recognition marking is found on wide range of products. Components may have re...
UL Component Recognition Mark                                Component                                REQUIRED MARKINGS   ...
Education – Law Enforcement• Training for US Customs andBorder Protection personnel• Training for Immigration andCustoms E...
Education – Outreach                • Membership in anti-counterfeiting                industry organizations and task for...
UL’s Commitment to LawEnforcement• A timely response to all inquiries;                    • Complete and full product anal...
Partnerships
Common Types of Problems/HazardsEncountered in Counterfeit Electrical ProductsUndersized and/or faulty wiringPlastics with...
Undersize copperfound in 16 awg labeled cord                     White sample from true 16awg cord Blue wire in cord marke...
Indoor Extension Cord undergoing testing                                  Undersized wire,                                ...
Products seized by US Customs and Border Protection
Counterfeit Hand Mixer                         55
Which “Battery” Charger is counterfeit ?
Price appears to good to be true…… Buyer Beware                              (marked $49.99)                              ...
Products seized during Houston raid                                      58
Counterfeit Power Strip undergoing testing                                  Undersized wire,                              ...
Identifying Real Square D Circuit Breakers             Real                   Counterfeit                                 ...
Counterfeit Circuit Breakers are Dangerous!Circuit Breaker Exploding During Test
Warning signsthat products may be counterfeitAny product that references UL on the carton/product but has nocompany name o...
For more information on UL’santicounterfeiting Operations                                                             ...
Contact InfoMy contact info: Robert CraneRobert.K.Crane@ul.comUL certification inquiries forColombia manufacturerscan be d...
Use all products safely………….
THANK YOU. ANY QUESTIONS ?
THANK YOU. Disclaimer The opinions expressed herein are those of the right owner and do not necessarily reflect position o...
Requerimientos para la obtención del certificado de seguridad ul para productos eléctricos, electrónicos y electrodomésticos
Requerimientos para la obtención del certificado de seguridad ul para productos eléctricos, electrónicos y electrodomésticos
Requerimientos para la obtención del certificado de seguridad ul para productos eléctricos, electrónicos y electrodomésticos
Requerimientos para la obtención del certificado de seguridad ul para productos eléctricos, electrónicos y electrodomésticos
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  • Therefore in order to intercept these products before they reach the US marketplace, UL has partnered with US Customs in the mid 1990s to help intercept these counterfeit UL marked products.
  • A raid and seizure of UL counterfeit products from a distributor in Houston Texas. UL testified at the trial and a jury convicted the owner to 63 months in prison and over a million dollars in fines.
  • These are marks consumers rarely see because they are specifically used on component parts that are part of a larger product of system.
  • Requerimientos para la obtención del certificado de seguridad ul para productos eléctricos, electrónicos y electrodomésticos

    1. 1. Proexport conferences Requirements for application of U.L. safety certification marks on electrical products Presented by Bob Crane – Underwriters Laboratories © 2012 UL LLC
    2. 2. What is the UL CertificationMark ? It is…A declaration that UL has testedand evaluated representativesamples of that product anddetermined thatthey meet UL requirements forsafety.Evidence of follow-up agreementsand periodic inspectionsbetween the manufacturer and ULA voluntary Mark© 2012 UL LLC
    3. 3. Why do manufacturers come toUL to have their products tested?
    4. 4. Untested Electrical Products = Potential Fire
    5. 5. And protection against…….
    6. 6. What it isn’t…An approvalAn endorsementA warrantyLegally mandated 6
    7. 7. Products submitted tocertificationlaboratories areevaluated and testedin accordance withrecognized andaccepted Standardssuch as UnderwritersLaboratories Inc.Standard for Safety
    8. 8. UL by the numbers
    9. 9. UL Certification Marks … signify that representative samples of a product have been tested & found to comply with UL safety requirements … production samples are inspected randomly at factories throughout the world … appear on products in the form of labels, stampings, or silk screenings 9
    10. 10. Reasons Consumers Look forthe UL Mark Safety symbol A Mark consumers can trust© 2012 UL LLC
    11. 11. Reasons Consumers Lookfor the UL Mark Global outreach Safety confidence © 2012 UL LLC
    12. 12. Reasons Consumers Lookfor the UL Mark Trusted and preferred brand Safety resource © 2012 UL LLC
    13. 13. Reasons Consumers Lookfor the UL Mark Committed to educating generations of safety conscious consumers. © 2012 UL LLC
    14. 14. Reasons Consumers Lookfor the UL Mark Standards development expertise © 2012 UL LLC
    15. 15. Reasons Consumers Lookfor the UL Mark Recognized partner of safety committed organizations© 2012 UL LLC
    16. 16. Reasons Consumers Lookfor the UL Mark Anti-counterfeiting efforts © 2012 UL LLC
    17. 17. Reasons Manufacturers Seekthe UL Mark A trusted safety Mark for over a century Brand and recognition © 2012 UL LLC
    18. 18. Reasons Manufacturers Seekthe UL Mark Global reach Technical expertise © 2012 UL LLC
    19. 19. Reasons Manufacturers Seekthe UL Mark Competitive advantage Standard development expertise © 2012 UL LLC
    20. 20. Reasons Manufacturers Seekthe UL Mark Trusted partner . Research and development capabilities © 2012 UL LLC
    21. 21. Reasons Manufacturers Seek the UL Mark Industry thought leader. Flexibility . © 2012 UL LLC
    22. 22. Submitting your Products to UL1. Start with UL requirements early inyour product development cycle.2. Obtain a copy of the UL Standardfor Safety used to evaluate yourproduct..3. Use UL RecognizedComponents to reducerequired testing.4. Assess your productagainst UL requirements.© 2012 UL LLC
    23. 23. Submitting your Products to UL5. Provide complete set ofproduct documentation.6. Be aware of shippingrequirements that can affectproject timeline and costs.7. Make your testing work harder for you.8. Keep the lines of communication open. © 2012 UL LLC
    24. 24. 24
    25. 25. Due to dramatically increasing number ofU.L. counterfeited products, UL and U.S.Customs and Border Protection developedPartnership over 15 years agoExtremely Successful in operation.
    26. 26. Where its common• Extension cords• Power strips• Current taps• Nightlights• AC/DC adapters• Decorative lighting• Lamps• Low cost, off-brand consumer electronics
    27. 27. …And where you wouldn’t think
    28. 28. Where are counterfeit products typically found?
    29. 29. Counterfeiting robsthe US of ????? $$$$$$250 Billion annually Over $500 Billion globally
    30. 30. 33Source: USCBP Fiscal Year 2011 Report
    31. 31. Seized electrical products with counterfeitedUL certifications marks ……. over 97%
    32. 32. Target Importers
    33. 33. He doesn’t care about your safety JAIL
    34. 34. Bill signed into law March 16, 2006 H.R. 32 – The “Stop Counterfeiting in Manufactured Goods Act” Purpose: To amend title 18, United States Code, Section 2320, to provide criminal penalties for trafficking in counterfeit marks. Status: • Passed in the Senate on February 15, 2006 • Passed in the House of Representatives on March 7, 2006 • Scheduled for signature by the President, March 16, 2006, law is effective upon signature
    35. 35. UL’s PositionZero Tolerance PolicyIt is the policy of UL LLC (UL) not to consent to the importation,exportation, or manipulation of merchandise that has been seizedby US Customs or any other international law enforcement agency forbearing counterfeit UL Certification Marks. This policy is uniformlyapplied and is considered reasonable and necessary in order to protectthe integrity of UL’s Registered Marks.UL does not compromise or negotiate with respect to this policy.
    36. 36. Crooks Busted! 40
    37. 37. UL Listed Mark Elements UL trademark “LISTED” in capital letters Control Number LISTED Product Identity (may 2J78CLASS 2 POWER SUPPLY be optional if molded in)The UL Listing Mark will always be on the product!(unless size & shape doesn’t permit then on the smallest unit packaging)
    38. 38. Other Markings UL File Number (optional) E123456 Model No. ABC-987 LISTED 2J78 CLASS 2 POWER SUPPLY
    39. 39. Holographic Labels for Certain Products Decorative Lighting Strings & Outfits Extension Cords Fixtures Flexible Cord Lamps Nightlights Outlet Strips
    40. 40. Gold Holograms introduced July 2008
    41. 41. UL Component Recognition Mark The Component Recognition marking is found on wide range of products. Components may have restrictions on their performance or may be incomplete in construction 45
    42. 42. UL Component Recognition Mark Component REQUIRED MARKINGS Catalog, Type or Model Designation and Company Identification: Trade-name or file number e.g. E210882
    43. 43. Education – Law Enforcement• Training for US Customs andBorder Protection personnel• Training for Immigration andCustoms Enforcement personnel• Training for other federal and localagencies (FBI, DOJ, USPTO, localpolice, Fire Marshals, etc.)• Training for internationalauthorities (policeagencies, INTERPOL, Customs, etc.)
    44. 44. Education – Outreach • Membership in anti-counterfeiting industry organizations and task forces • Provide testimony to US Senate and Canadian Parliamentary Committees • Primary sponsor and organizer of the International Law Enforcement IP Crime Conference – 2007 and 2008 • Participation as keynote speakers and/or panelists at various industry events • ACO web site (www.UL.com/ace) • Internal training and awareness
    45. 45. UL’s Commitment to LawEnforcement• A timely response to all inquiries; • Complete and full product analysis, professional reports and timely disclosure; • On-site authentication of UL-marked products as required by law enforcement during the execution of warrants; • UL expert witness testimony as needed at all judicial proceedings; • Trademark registration certificates (at UL’s expense); • Victim impact statements; • Any other assistance your agency may require.
    46. 46. Partnerships
    47. 47. Common Types of Problems/HazardsEncountered in Counterfeit Electrical ProductsUndersized and/or faulty wiringPlastics with inadequate impact andflammability resistancePoor electrical connectionsAll of the above could lead to fire and/or shock hazards
    48. 48. Undersize copperfound in 16 awg labeled cord White sample from true 16awg cord Blue wire in cord marked as 16awg
    49. 49. Indoor Extension Cord undergoing testing Undersized wire, poor insulation
    50. 50. Products seized by US Customs and Border Protection
    51. 51. Counterfeit Hand Mixer 55
    52. 52. Which “Battery” Charger is counterfeit ?
    53. 53. Price appears to good to be true…… Buyer Beware (marked $49.99) Purchased at flea market for $4.99 If the price is too good to be true you should be suspicious
    54. 54. Products seized during Houston raid 58
    55. 55. Counterfeit Power Strip undergoing testing Undersized wire, poor insulation
    56. 56. Identifying Real Square D Circuit Breakers Real Counterfeit U/L label on real Breaker is mounted wire terminal plate upside down on real breaker is against case arc shoot opening on real breaker hasmounting clip on real squared cornersbreaker is yellow & bottomChromate& half of edge of openingtop of clip is visible is angled up
    57. 57. Counterfeit Circuit Breakers are Dangerous!Circuit Breaker Exploding During Test
    58. 58. Warning signsthat products may be counterfeitAny product that references UL on the carton/product but has nocompany name or addressAny product that references UL on the packaging, but not on theproduct itselfCheap, shoddy workmanship/packagingIf it’s too good to be true, it’s probably counterfeit.Purchase electrical products only at reputable dealers. 62
    59. 59. For more information on UL’santicounterfeiting Operations     www.ul.com/aceEmail – Anticounterfeiting@us.ul.com
    60. 60. Contact InfoMy contact info: Robert CraneRobert.K.Crane@ul.comUL certification inquiries forColombia manufacturerscan be directed to:Sales.la@ul.comCustomerservice.br.@ul.com
    61. 61. Use all products safely………….
    62. 62. THANK YOU. ANY QUESTIONS ?
    63. 63. THANK YOU. Disclaimer The opinions expressed herein are those of the right owner and do not necessarily reflect position of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Decisions as to whether or not merchandise should be detained or seized for infringing protected intellectual property rights are to be made in accordance with established procedures by CBP personnel as the appropriate management level of the concerned field office. CBP personnel who have questions arising form this product identification training material or manual should call the IPR Helpdesk at 562-980-3119, ext. 252, or the IPR and Restricted Merchandise Branch, Regulations and Rulings at (202) 325-0020.
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