Effective September 16, 2016

Standard Information
Standard Number:
UL 1647
Standard Name:
Motor-Operated Massage and Exercise Machines
Standard Edition and Issue Date:
6th Edition Dated August 3, 2015
Date of Previous Revisions to Standard:
5th Edition Revised November 18, 2014
Effective Date of New/Revised Requirements

Effective Date (See Schedule below): September 16, 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requests in writing that current requirements be used along with their understanding that their listings will be withdrawn on Effective Date noted above, unless the product is found to comply with new/revised requirements.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 (Specific details of new/revised requirements are found in table below);

  • Addition of warning marking requirement for exercise machines
  • Other changes are mostly clarifications

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 14, 2016 = 6 Month Quote Cut-off – Quotes returned for necessary re-evaluations
  • August 16, 2016 = 30 Day Warning – Client advised of all non-compliant Reports to be Suspended
  • September 16, 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 – Please immediately identify any current Listing Reports or products that are no longer active and should be removed from our records.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
45InfoLeakage-Current Test

Revision To Current Leakage Requirements For Treadmills To Align With Similar Requirements In UL 101, Leakage Current For Appliances

The leakage current of a single-phase cord-connected appliance when tested in accordance with 45.3 – 45.7 shall not be more than:

    a) 0.5 MIU for an ungrounded 2-wire appliance;
    b) 0.5 MIU for a grounded 3-wire portable appliance; and
    c) 0.75 MIU for a grounded 3-wire appliance:
      1) Employing a standard attachment plug rated 20 A or less; and
      2) Intended to be fastened in place or located in a dedicated space.

    Exception: Those conductive parts of a stationary treadmill which contains an EMC suppression filter shall have a leakage current from simultaneously accessible parts to the grounded supply conductor of no greater than 3.5 MIU.

81InfoDetails (MARKING)
81.10InfoExercise Machines, Including Treadmills
81.10.1 Addition Of Warning Marking Requirements Specific To The Use Of Exercise
Equipment By Or Near Children

Exercise machines shall be permanently marked in an area encountered by the user prior to commencing exercise with the following or equivalent:

WARNING – Risk of personal injury – Keep children under the age of 13 away from machine.

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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