Why is a UL test report required?
The electronic products sold on the Amazon platform must meet the specified standards. If they are unqualified, it is easy to cause fire, explosion, etc., which will endanger the life and property safety of consumers. Therefore, many customers lack UL reports, resulting in products being removed from the shelves and the right to sell. In addition to other problems, malicious reports among peers are also indispensable to trigger audits. For live products to be listed on Amazon, relevant UL reports are required, and test reports issued by ISO 17025-qualified laboratories are required for normal sales and restoration of links.
So many American Amazon sellers will have a question, do you need to do UL certification or do a UL standard report and submit it to Amazon?
In fact, both are available. Both the certification issued by the UL agency and the UL standard report produced by a third-party agency can be listed on Amazon. Many people will surely ask, since both are available, why do you need to spend a lot of money for UL certification? In fact, it is very simple. The certification of UL institutions is more authoritative and universal. It is not only used on the Amazon platform, but also has more room for use. Amazon also accepts UL standard reports because the test standards and requirements are consistent and safe. The purpose of control is completed, but it has certain limitations and cannot be accepted and recognized by all customer groups.
This also means that there are two options:
Carry out the UL standard test and obtain the UL report for Amazon (the cost is 6.5K for one type, the same series can be applied together, the cycle is 7 working days, and it can be expedited)
Apply for UL certification, so that the product has international recognition and authority (the cost is assessed by the UL agency, the cost will be 5-15W, the cycle is 4-9 months, and the general time cannot be expedited)
What is the reason why Amazon pays so much attention to whether such products have obtained safety certification (UL certification)? Because unqualified live products can easily cause fires and endanger people's lives and property safety, similar cases have occurred before! The UL standard is also the safety testing standard in the Americas! For safety reasons, Amazon has strengthened the control of live electrical and electronic products, and many products have been removed from the shelves! It also makes sense! So what kind of certification is UL certification?
1. What is UL certification
UL is the abbreviation of English Underwriter Laboratories (Underwriter LaboratoriesInc). The UL Safety Laboratory is an authoritative institution in the United States and a larger private institution engaged in safety testing and identification in the world. It is an independent, non-profit, professional organization that conducts tests for public safety. UL certification is a non-mandatory certification in the United States, mainly for the testing and certification of product safety performance. The purpose is to obtain a relatively safe level for the market. commodity. The UL mark has become one of the world-renowned safety certification marks.
2. What are the scope of UL certified products
01. Audiovisual equipment
03. Electronic components
04. Household appliances
05. Industrial control equipment
06. Information technology equipment
08. Medical equipment
10. Information equipment
11. Wire and cable