SUN - UL 1026, Electric Household Cooking and Food Serving Appliances

Effective September 19, 2016

Standard Information
Standard Number:
UL 1026
Standard Name:
Electric Household Cooking and Food Serving Appliances
Standard Edition and Issue Date:
6th Edition Dated January 27, 2012
Date of Revision:
August 10, 2015
Date of Previous Revisions to Standard:
6th Edition Dated May 29, 2014
 
Effective Date of New/Revised Requirements

Effective Date (See Schedule below): September 19, 2016

 
Impact, Overview, Fees and Action Required

Impact Statement: A review of all Listing Reports is necessary to determine which products comply with new/revised requirements and which products will require re-evaluation. NOTE: Effective immediately, this revised standard will be exclusively used for evaluation of new products unless the Applicant requests in writing that current requirements be used along with their understanding that their listings will be withdrawn on Effective Date noted above, unless the product is found to comply with new/revised requirements.

Overview of Changes: Addition of a New Supplement SA for Smart Enabled Cooking Appliances. Specific details of new/revised requirements are found in table below.

Rationale: The marketplace has recently experienced increasing demand for technologies that manage the operation, power consumption, and monitoring of appliances. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) was charged under the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA 2007) with modernizing the electricity grid to improve its reliability and efficiency. The term "smart grid" refers to the modernization of the electricity grid. EISA 2007 required integration of Smart Appliances that can interact with the Smart Grid. The term "Smart Appliance" refers to a modernization of the electricity usage system of a home appliance so that it monitors, protects, and automatically adjusts its operation to the needs of its owner.

In the small appliance industry, "smart appliances" are not expected to be as prevalent as in the large appliance industry. However, other technologies that allow remote operation, monitoring, adjustment, and/or control of appliances, such as cell phone applications, are expected to occupy a significant market niche. These technologies involve similar hazard mitigation, and as such, both are considered by these requirements.

Schedule: So that shipping of products with Listing Marks will not be interrupted, an approximate schedule has been established to ensure Listing Reports are found compliant by Effective Date:

  • January 18, 2016 = 8 Month Report Review – Intertek will review all Reports. Update if compliance is verified or issue Findings Letter/Quote for any re-evaluations needed
  • March 21, 2016 = 6 Month Quote Cut-off – Quotes returned for necessary re-evaluations
  • August 19, 2016 = 30 Day Warning – Client advised of all non-compliant Reports to be Suspended
  • September 19, 2016 = Effective Date – ATM Suspended for all non-compliant Reports

Fees: An initial review of Listing Report (s) will be covered by a direct billing project and will be invoiced at not more than $1000 per report.

Client Action Required:

Information – To assist our Engineer with review of your Listing Reports, please submit technical information in response to the new/revised paragraphs noted in the attached or explain why these new/revised requirements do not apply to your product (s).

Current Listings Not Active? – Please immediately identify any current Listing Reports or products that are no longer active and should be removed from our records. We will do this at no charge as long as Intertek is notified in writing prior to the review of your reports.

 
Description of New/Revised Technical Requirements
ClauseVerdictComment
SUPPLEMENT SA New section added;

ELECTRIC HOUSEHOLD COOKING APPLIANCES AND FOOD SERVING APPLIANCES

This new section includes new construction requirements, functional safety requirements, markings, and instructions for smart enabled cooking appliance (see standard for section details).

CUSTOMERS PLEASE NOTE: This Table and column "Verdict" can be used in determining how your current or future production is or will be in compliance with new/revised requirements.