Effective September 16, 2017

Standard Information
Standard Number:
UL 867
Standard Name:
Electrostatic Air Cleaners
Standard Edition and Issue Date:
5th Edition Dated August 4, 2011
Date of Revisions:
September 16, 2016
Date of Previous Revisions to Standard:
5th Edition Revised August 23, 2013
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requests in writing that current requirements be used along with their understanding that their listings will be withdrawn on Effective Date noted above, unless the product is found to comply with new/revised requirements.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 to UL 867 is being issued to incorporate additional requirements for household appliances incorporating button or coin cell batteries. 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:

  • January 16, 2017 = 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 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.*

*Fees apply per the 2017 ETL Certification Rates letter

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
4A.12 New section added;

Button or coin cell batteries
4A.12.1 An appliance, or any accessory of the appliance such as a wireless control, intended for use with one or more single cell batteries, shall comply with 4A.12.2 if the batteries are sized with a maximum:

    a) Diameter of 1.25 inch (32 mm); and

    b) Height that is less than its diameter.
4A.12.2 An appliance for household use and provided with one or more batteries as specified in 4A.12.1 shall comply with the Standard for Products Incorporating Button or Coin Cell Batteries of Lithium Technologies, UL 4200A or be intended for one of the following:

    a) Countertop use only;

    b) Fixed installation and with the batteries located at a height not less than 4 feet (1.2 m) above the floor; or

    c) Use where the batteries are not intended to be replaced and are not referenced in the appliance markings or in any instructions provided with the appliance.

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.

Related Links