Due to the continuous improvement of the entry threshold for investment promotion, it is the trend of the export e-commerce industry. Recently, some sellers operating lighting categories said that Amazon asked them to provide relevant certificates to prove the safety of some lighting products, otherwise the products would not be able to be sold normally in stores. Industry insiders said that this is likely to be a measure taken by Amazon to reduce the safety factor of products in order to prevent the large-scale sales of lamps during Christmas and New Year's Day. Amazon is very strict on flammable and explosive high-risk products. Last time, a seller's story about a scorched electric blanket almost caused a catastrophe. The central idea is: the safety monitoring technology is not up to standard, and high-risk products should not be touched! Amazon Official Mail This product has been identified a light that is not compliant with 16 CFR 1120.3(c). Amazon policy requires that listings for all lights comply with 16 CFR 1120.3(c). If your product has been tested and confirmed to comply with 16 CFR 1120.3(c), please create a new listing with updated photos. That is, lamps, decorative lighting products such as string lights, small light bulbs, neon tubes, etc. need to submit 16 CFR 1120.3(c) certification.
What is the application process for UL588 certification of Christmas string lights on Amazon USA?
1. Fill out the application form.
2. Provide product information.
3. Send samples
4. Pass the test.
5. Make a report
Test period: about 1 to 2 weeks.
The scope of UL588 does not include water pipes, etc. and night lights
The so-called seasonal products are products with colors that remind people of a certain holiday theme, or items covered with snow, characters in holiday costumes, and any other decorations related to a holiday or a particular season.
The scope covered by UL588: series light string, parallel light string, decorative light, light string with flower, igloo, frame light, iron frame light, candlestick light, flashing controller, pig tail.
Small light string structure: The light string must be more than 10 lights. The bulb rated voltage calculation method/10 lights
According to different light strings, the test items are also different.
String Lights with Polymer Housings
(1) External mold stress relief test
(2) Drop test
(3) Impact test
(4) Cold shock test
(5) Withstand voltage test
(6) Adhesion test
String lights using overcurrent protection devices
(1) Calibration test
(2) Fault current test
(3) Fuse holder temperature test
(4) Fuse holder crush test
(5) Fuse holder coverage test
Products that use wired devices or electrical outlets
(1) Strain relief test
(2) Conductor connection reliability test
(3) Blade safety test
(4) Safety test of input contacts
(5) Safety of insulation test
(6) Auxiliary function test
decorative string lights
(1) Leakage current test
(2) Temperature test at 200mA (electronic operation)
(3) Shell mold stress relief test
(4) Stress relief test
(5) Drop test
(6) High current abnormal test
(7) High current surge test
(8) Abnormal operation test