UL Recognized Component Labels are labels that have met a permanence of marking criteria via testing (UL 969) that displays safety information on final products. Many UL Listed end-products require warnings, cautions, electrical ratings, installation information, and other types of safety-related information which are permanently affixed to the UL end-product.
Federal law does not require UL approval, but many companies will refuse to purchase and distribute without UL approval. There are two levels of UL certification that include Listing Certification and Recognition Certification. While UL Listing refers to the certification of a final product, UL Recognition refers to the certification of a component label that is build into a product. Types of UL Labels include:
To establish UL certification, manufactures must submit label products for testing and evaluation and label constructions must be suitable under specific Conditions of Acceptability which are outlined in UL 969. Considered is how well the label construction will permanently adhere to the UL end-product given various variables like:
Note that if the marks are added to safety-related information printed on the label it is called a Combination Label.
This occurs when a UL Certifications Mark is also printed on a Recognized Component Label. So, on a Combination Label, there is printed safety-related information and other information as well as the UL Certifications Mark.
UL labels can be very confusing. We can eliminate the confusion and provide you with an approved construction that has been tested with those test methods prescribed in UL969 Marking and Labeling Systems.
|Category Name||Requirements and Standards||Category Code (CCN)|
|Marking and Labeling Systems||UL 969 and/or CSA C22.2 No. 0.15||PGDQ2|
|Marking and Labeling Systems — Materials||UL 969 and/or CSA C22.2 No. 0.15||PGGU2|
|Marking and Labeling Systems — Printing Materials||UL 969 and/or CSA C22.2 No. 0.15||PGJI2|
These compliant UL recognized component labels would be printed at our manufacturing facility and shipped to you. No other printing would be added to these labels.
These compliant UL recognized component labels receive printing added by you via thermal transfer ribbon. (Please note we sell the ribbons which are UL compliant, as well as thermal transfer printers.)
When a product is UL Recognized it ensures the efficiency and safety of the machinery that has been tested to those test methods outlined in UL 969 Marking and Labeling Systems and certifies that a component in a larger mechanism adheres to UL standards. UL Listing refers to stand-alone products with specific functions that have been tested against UL’s safety standards.
UL approved labels are typically used in electronic applications, including household appliances and other consumer goods. Other industries that use UL certified labels include medical, industrial, and outdoor applications. Some common products to which UL certified labels can be applied include:
If you would like to save yourself a lot of TIME, and need a UL compliant label (UL Recognized Component Label) which has been tested to those test methods outlined in UL 969 Marking and Labeling Systems, please contact us and have answers to the following questions:
You can receive a certification for your product through UL. Label-Aid can not provide inspections or certifications for your products, but we can guide you through labeling them once they are certified. For more information on obtaining a certification from UL, visit UL’s certification service page.
Label-Aid Systems is part of the UL Authorized Label Suppliers Program (PGAA) which means we can meet all of your UL approved label needs, providing you with Recognized Component Labels, Certification Marks, or Combination Labels which are compliant. We know the conditions of acceptability and will guide you to a compliant solution.
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