Effective September 16, 2017

Standard Information
Standard Number:
UL 1563
Standard Name:
Electric Spas, Equipment Assemblies, and Associated Equipment
Standard Edition and Issue Date:
6th Edition Dated July 16, 2009
Date of Revisions:
October 7, 2016
Date of Previous Revisions to Standard:
6th Edition Revised March 27, 2015
Effective Date of New/Revised Requirements

Effective Date (see Schedule below): September 16, 2017

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requests in writing that current requirements be used along with their understanding that their listings will be withdrawn on Effective Date noted above, unless the product is found to comply with new/revised requirements.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: This revision of UL 1563 is being issued to include requirements for button or coin cell batteries of lithium technologies. Specific details of new/revised requirements are found in table below.

If the applicable requirements noted in the table are not described in your report(s), these requirements will need to be confirmed as met and added to your report(s) such as markings, instructions, test results, etc. (as required).

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:

  • December 16, 2016 = 9 Month Report Review – Intertek will review all Reports. Update if compliance is verified or issue Findings Letter/Quote for any re-evaluations needed
  • March 16, 2017 = 6 Month Quote Cut-off – Quotes returned for necessary re-evaluations
  • September 16, 2017 = 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
7AInfoComponent Specifications
7A.5 New section added;

Button or coin cell batteries of lithium technologies
  The battery compartment of an appliance or any accessory, such as a wireless control, incorporating one or more coin cell batteries of lithium technologies shall comply with the Standard for Products Incorporating Button or Coin Cell Batteries of Lithium Technologies, UL 4200A, if the appliance or any accessory:
    a) Is intended for use with one or more single cell batteries having a diameter of 32 mm (1.25 in) maximum with a diameter greater than its height; and

    b) The appliance is intended for household use.
Exception: UL 4200A is not applicable to appliances and accessories intended for use where the battery is not intended to be replaced and is not referenced in instructions and markings.

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.

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