Effective July 31, 2015

ADDENDUM: Standard again revised September 17, 2014 and those new/revised requirements added to this existing SUN.

Standard Information
Standard Number:
UL 197
Standard Name:
Commercial Electric Cooking Appliances
Standard Edition and Issue Date:
10th Edition Dated March 17, 2010
Date of Revisions:
September 27, 2013, October 31, 2013 and September 17, 2014
Date of Previous Revisions to Standard:
June 24, 2011
Effective Date of New/Revised Requirements

Effective Date (see Schedule below): July 31, 2015

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requests in writing that current requirements be used along with their understanding that their listings will be withdrawn on Effective Date noted above, unless the product is found to comply with new/revised requirements.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:  The September 27, 2013 update was administrative in nature (no impact to Certifications). The October 31, 2013 update was to add Section 7, Commercial Electric Cooking Appliances for Outdoor Use. Only appliances for such use will need to be evaluated to this requirement. The September 17, 2014 update was to add the Door Opening Test. THIS SUN ONLY AFFECTS APPLIANCES FOR OUTDOOR USE. Specific details of new/revised requirements are found in table below.

It should be noted that the Standards Developing Organization (SDO) did not establish an Effective Date for this added requirement as it was to reflect current process and practice. Intertek had no visibility to this addition and a confirmation needs to be made of current Certifications.

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 19, 2014 = 8 Month Report Review – Intertek will review all Reports. Update if compliance is verified or issue Findings Letter/Quote for any re-evaluations needed
  • February 27, 2015 = 6 Month Quote Cut-off – Quotes returned for necessary re-evaluations
  • June 30, 2015 = 30 Day Warning – Client advised of all non-compliant Reports to be Suspended
  • July 31, 2015 = 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 $800 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

NOTE: Additions to existing requirements are underlined and deletions are shown lined out below.

  New/Revised Requirements from Revision October 31 2013
Part 7 New Part 7 added for Outdoor Use
141 Scope
142 Glossary
143 Cord Connections
144 Field Wiring Connected
145 Enclosures
146 Corrosion Protection
147 General Performance
148 Rain Test
149 Metallic Coating Thickness Test
150 Cold Impact Test
151 Accelerated Aging Tests
152 Ultraviolet Light Exposure Tests
153 Water Exposure and Immersion Tests
154 Markings
155 Installation Instructions
  New/Revised Requirements from Revision September 17, 2014
5A.9 New construction requirements added: Door latch release
65A New test added: Door Latch Release Test
65B New test added: Door Opening Test

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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