Effective December 30, 2016

Standard Information

SPECIAL NOTE: Standard UL 60745-2-3 is being withdrawn by UL and replaced by UL 60745-2-23, which is harmonized/adopted version from IEC 60335-2-8. All current listings to UL 60745-2-3 will need to be moved over to 60745-2-23 if found compliant.

Standard Number:
UL 60745-2-3
Standard Name:
Hand-Held Motor-Operated Electric Tools – Safety – Part 2-3: Particular Requirements for Grinders, Polishers and Disk-Type Sanders
Standard Edition and Issue Date:
1st Edition Dated May 31, 2007
Date of Revision:
UL 60745-2-3 is being withdrawn
Date of Previous Revisions to Standard:
1st Edition revised September 20, 2013
Effective Date of New/Revised Requirements

Effective Date (See Processing Schedule below): December 30, 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requests in writing that current requirements be used along with their understanding that their listings will be withdrawn on Effective Date of December 30, 2016 unless the product is found to comply with new/revised requirements.

Overview of Changes: Standard UL 60745-2-3 is being withdrawn by UL and replaced by UL 60745-2-23.

Processing Schedule: So that production of products bearing Listing Marks will not be interrupted, the following schedule of approximate dates has been established to ensure Listing Reports are found compliant by Effective Date:

  • April 29, 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
  • June 30, 2016 = 6 Month Quote Cut-off – Quotes returned for necessary re-evaluations
  • November 30, 2016 = 30 Day Warning – Client advised of all non-compliant Reports to be Suspended
  • December 30, 2016 = Effective Date – ATM Suspended for all non-compliant Reports

Client Action Required:

Information – To assist our Intertek Engineer with review of your Certification Reports, please submit technical information in response to the new/revised paragraphs noted in the attached or explain why these new/revised requirements 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.

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