Fake Safety Labels Concern Testing Firm – AP

From AP via the New York Times:


For 112 years, Underwriters Laboratories Inc. has made its mark on everything from fire doors to night lights, with the familiar “UL” seal of approval assuring consumers a product is safe.

But companies in China and elsewhere are making it more difficult for UL to do its job because some of their goods are entering U.S. ports with fake UL certification marks.

In August, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recalled about 600,000 Chinese-made extension cords that were considered a shock hazard because of undersized wire and substandard insulation. Those cords also bore counterfeit UL labels. [Full Text]

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