Effective January 1, 2016

Standard Information
Standard Number:
UL 962
Standard Name:
Household and Commercial Furnishings
Standard Edition and Issue Date:
4th Edition Dated November 7, 2014
Date of Previous Revisions to Standard:
3rd Edition Revised August 5, 2013
Effective Date of New/Revised Requirements

Effective Date (see Schedule below): January 1, 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requests in writing that current requirements be used along with their understanding that their listings will be withdrawn on Effective Date noted above, unless the product is found to comply with new/revised requirements.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: New section added covering Indirectly Heated and Cooled Bed Systems. Specific details of new/revised requirements are found in table below.

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:

  • May 4, 2015 = 8 Month Report Review – Intertek will review all Reports. Update if compliance is verified or issue Findings Letter/Quote for any re-evaluations needed
  • July 2, 2015 = 6 Month Quote Cut-off – Quotes returned for necessary re-evaluations
  • December 1, 2015 = 30 Day Warning – Client advised of all non-compliant Reports to be Suspended
  • January 1, 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 – Please immediately identify any current Listing Reports or products that are no longer active and should be removed from our records.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

New section added;

Indirectly Heated and Cooled Bed Systems

This new section includes new construction requirements, performance test requirements, markings, and instructions for Indirectly Heated and Cooled Bed Systems (see standard for section details).



SF1.1 The requirements of this supplement address indirectly heated mattresses, mattress pads, futons or similar sleep surfaces.

SF1.2 The requirements of this supplement also address indirectly cooled mattresses, mattress pads, futons or similar sleep surfaces by use of a Thermoelectric Cooling device.


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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