Effective October 3, 2015
Effective Date (see Schedule below): October 3, 2015
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requests in writing that current requirements be used along with their understanding that their listings will be withdrawn on Effective Date noted above, unless the product is found to comply with new/revised requirements.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: The new revision of the standard UL 444 incorporates new requirements for Canada, and adds new requirements for metallic messengers. Specific details of new/revised requirements are found in table below.
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:
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 – Please immediately identify any current Listing Reports or products that are no longer active and should be removed from our records.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.
NOTE: Additions to existing requirements are underlined and deletions are shown
lined out below.
Update Remark: Paragraph 5.1.2 was originally excluded from Canadian requirements, however in order to harmonize with the US requirement, the standard will now require paragraph 5.1.2 to apply in both the US and Canada.
Update Remark: Added section 5.12, metallic messengers, which are used to support communication cables.
|5.12.1||A metallic messenger may be joined to the outermost jacket by the means of a web. The jacket thickness over the messenger and between the messenger and the cable core is not specified, provided that the required jacket thickness over the conductors is not reduced.|
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.