UL Recognized Components & Conditions of Acceptability

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At Product Safety Consulting Inc. our job is helping designers and manufacturers bring products into compliance with applicable safety standards. We often explain how to use appropriate components. It’s one thing to use UL Recognized Components, but are you using them correctly?  All components come with Conditions of Acceptability ( CofA’s).  In our test lab … Continue reading “UL Recognized Components & Conditions of Acceptability”

Compliance News You Can Use – Field Evaluations

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Get Your Products Approved Quickly and Affordably Turn to Product Safety Consulting when you need to have your products quickly approved and labeled for acceptance by the US and Canadian Regulatory Authorities having Jurisdiction (AHJ). We offer a choice of on-site services – Field Evaluation or Field Certification – covering electrical and electronic products, including … Continue reading “Compliance News You Can Use – Field Evaluations”

Compliance News You Can Use – June 2018

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GLOBAL MARKET ACCESS Bringing electronic and electrical products to market throughout the world is quite complicated. Turn to Product Safety Consulting when you need to determine applicable global safety regulations and need to manage product compliance to those specific global regulations. Non-compliant products often must be re-engineered or redesigned, which can lead to manufacturing delays … Continue reading “Compliance News You Can Use – June 2018”

Cook Safely This Thanksgiving

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For most families, the kitchen is the heart of the home, especially during the holidays. From testing family recipes to decorating cakes and cookies, everyone enjoys being part of the preparations. So keeping fire safety top of mind in the kitchen during this joyous but hectic time is important, especially when there’s a lot of … Continue reading “Cook Safely This Thanksgiving”

Navy Pier Field Inspection

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Recently, one of our engineers, Bruce Proper, did a field inspection of a fire curtain at The Yard Theater on Navy Pier. A fire curtain is a safety device designed to prevent a fire from spreading from the stage of a theater to the audience. The fire curtain itself is a large, fire resistant, sheet … Continue reading “Navy Pier Field Inspection”

PSC President John Allen Tackles International Compliance and Certification

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I2MTC Conference PSC’s John Allen tackles international compliance and certification It’s a connected society we live in and manufacturing and distribution effects the global market. It can be difficult to keep pace with new product development and trends, but PSC provides leading expertise through speaking engagements at conferences, including I2MTC 2017, May 22 through 25 … Continue reading “PSC President John Allen Tackles International Compliance and Certification”

Getting ‘Wired’ into Product Safety

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Show Attendance Helps PSC Gain Additional Product Safety Expertise The team at Product Safety Consulting Inc. (PSC) will be on hand at the International Home + Housewares Show’s (IHS) Wired & Well Expo, March 18 through 21 at McCormick Place in Chicago to take in all the innovation in housewares and connected home conveniences. Sponsored … Continue reading “Getting ‘Wired’ into Product Safety”

Subject: Ball pressure test of thermoplastic parts

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My interpretation of the rationale is from my 60335 experience.  The idea is the same as Mold Stress testing.  When molded, Polymeric materials have stress lines/points in them.  The temperature exposure relieves these stresses which can move the material.  The temperature is higher for polymeric parts supporting live parts vs an enclosure.  We’re looking for reduction of … Continue reading “Subject: Ball pressure test of thermoplastic parts”

Straight Talk on DLC, Energy Star and Lighting Facts Testing

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There’s a lot of confusion out there regarding Energy Star, Lighting Facts, DLC, etc.  Hopefully this will simplify the issue and help you get your hands around it. Energy Star is for many Residential Products.  Lighting of course being one of them.  However, Energy Star does not include Commercial Equipment.  With all kinds of pressure … Continue reading “Straight Talk on DLC, Energy Star and Lighting Facts Testing”

5 Ways to Make UL Lighting Certification Easier

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One of the things we’ve learned over the years is that getting a safety mark for products that need approval to UL lighting standards is never as straightforward as it seems. In fact, many larger manufacturers have invested millions in dedicated compliance engineering and laboratory facilities in-house to ensure the process goes smoothly for them. … Continue reading “5 Ways to Make UL Lighting Certification Easier”