Effective October 26, 2016

Standard Information
Standard Number:
UL 82
Standard Name:
Electric Gardening Appliances
Standard Edition and Issue Date:
8th Edition Dated August 12, 2011
Date of Revision:
July 7, 2015
Date of Previous Revisions to Standard:
8th Edition Dated August 12, 2011
Effective Date of New/Revised Requirements

Effective Date (See Schedule below): October 26, 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requests in writing that current requirements be used along with their understanding that their listings will be withdrawn on Effective Date noted above, unless the product is found to comply with new/revised requirements.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);

  • The changes are only applicable for battery-operated gardening appliances.
  • For Lithium-ion battery, additional charging & discharging tests under imbalanced conditions, e.g. one cell 50% of full charge with other cells fully discharged, also short circuit and overcharge tests are included.
  • For backpack or similar battery systems, construction shall be checked for quick release of harness.

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:

  • February 25, 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
  • April 25, 2016 = 6 Month Quote Cut-off – Quotes returned for necessary re-evaluations
  • September 26, 2016 = 30 Day Warning – Client advised of all non-compliant Reports to be Suspended
  • October 26, 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
Supplement SB New section added replacing Supplement SA;


Supplement SB replaces the existing battery requirements covered in Supplement SA of UL 82 and replace them with the requirements covered in the standard for General Requirements for Battery-Powered Appliances, UL 2595.

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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