Lighting and Medical Device Manufactures Have Flexibility When it Comes to Product Safety Compliance
Working with an independent lab can shorten development times and reduce expenses
June 10, 2010 – Following the successful completion of a rigorous audit by Underwriters Laboratories (Northbrook, IL) this month, Product Safety Consulting, Inc. (Bensenville, IL) announced today that they have received formal accreditation under UL’s Data Acceptance Program to better serve two vibrant and growing sectors of the American economy: lighting products and medical devices. PSC is now fully authorized to conduct testing and submit results as part of the process to obtain the UL Mark on products covered by the following standards:
- UL 153 Luminaires
- UL 1598 Portable Electric Luminaires
- UL 8750 Light-Emitting Diode Equipment for Use in Lighting Products
- UL 924 Emergency Lighting and Power Equipment
- UL 60601 Medical Electrical Equipment
- UL 61010 Electrical Equipment for Measurement, Control, and Laboratory Use
“Manufacturers in both the lighting and medical device sectors are facing unique challenges.” said John Allen, President of Product Safety Consulting. “Increased competition and the rapid shift to new technologies in both industries have created enormous pressure for developers to be innovative in design, while at the same time finding ways to shorten the product development cycle and reduce R&D expense.”
UL’s Data Acceptance Program allows manufacturers to have the flexibility use their own laboratory facilities – or work with an independent testing laboratory – when they want to have their products evaluated for compliance to UL Standards. This can often result in shorter testing times, greatly reduced research and development costs, and a much more efficient product development process.
About Product Safety Consulting (PSC)
Since 1988, Product Safety Consulting, Inc. has been providing product developers and manufacturers with expert advice and testing services, so they confidently secure product safety and regulatory compliance in the least time, and for the least expense. From consumer products to lighting fixtures, to motor controllers and medical devices, PSC has helped more than 3,000 customers in over 35 countries. For more information, visit http://www.productsafetyinc.com.
About Underwriters Laboratories (UL)
Underwriters Laboratories Inc. is an independent product safety certification organization that has been testing products and writing Standards for Safety for more than a century. For more information, visit: http://www.ul.com.