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AHAM, CSA, UL

Appliances Sustainability Standard Developed

The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM), CSA Group and UL Environment have released AHAM 7002-2014/CSA SPE-7002-14/UL 7002, Sustainability Standard for Household Portable and Floor Care Appliances, the first voluntary sustainability standard for such appliances. This new standard is the third in a family of product sustainability standards under development … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: UL Counterfeits, Rainwater Collection, Ship Recycling

UL has issued warnings about use of counterfeit UL marks. These include a USB power supply product, Model A1265, marked “Designed by Happy in trauel,” similar to an authorized Apple product; power savers with model numbers CHT-001B, CHT-001C, CHT-001D, CHT-001E, CHTâ??001F, CHT-003B and SDH-001G; and photovoltaic panels with the model number AP-250MK. These products … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: OfficeMax, Ross Lawsuits; Chinatrust; WEEE Overhaul

OfficeMax, Ross Stores and Kinwai USA are among the nine manufacturers and retailers that law firm The Chanler Group is suing under California’s Proposition 65. The group has also served more than 100 violation notices on leading furniture manufacturers and retailers, including Ashley Furniture, Best Buy, Costco, Kohl’s, Pier 1 and the TJX Companies, alleging the unlabelled use of flame retardants … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: LG Refrigerators, Energy Star, e-Stewards, Glass Rule

LG Electronics has become the first major appliance manufacturer to have its refrigerators certified by CSA Group to meet the industry’s new Sustainability Standard for Household Refrigeration Appliances. Nine LG refrigerator models met the requirements of the 2012 environmental standard. CSA Group said it developed the standard, released in June, … Read more »