UL Standard for Safety Household and Commercial Furnishings
|Publication Date:||7 November 2014|
These requirements cover:
a) Motor-operated furniture, such as motor-operated beds, chairs, audio/video motorized carts/stands and blood donor chairs;
b) Electrified and non-electrified furniture;
c) Non-seasonal electrical decorations such as lava lamps and wave machines;
d) Home and individual office furnishings, such as study carrels, consoles and desks;
e) Commercial product and informational retail sale displays such as:
1) Shelving units (Gondolas);
2) Merchandise kiosks (such as the mini-stores in the middle of a mall);
3) Cash station stands (POS - Point of Sale);
4) Motorized carpet displays; and
5) Product platforms
f) Electrified building components, such as heated and electro-chromatic windows and illuminated mirror and bathroom cabinets;
g) Illuminated mirrors;
h) Other similar miscellaneous furnishings intended for use in residential or commercial environments;
i) Conference room tables; and
j) Massage tables and chairs.
These requirements cover products rated 600 V ac or less.
A furnishing intended to support audio/video equipment shall be evaluated in accordance with one of the following:
a) If the audio/video support system is not motorized and an entertainment center, cart, or a stand and it is intended for support or attachment of audio/video equipment, the Standard for Household, Commercial, and Institutional-Use Carts, Stands and Entertainment Centers for Use with Audio and/or Video Equipment, UL 1678 applies;
b) If the audio/video support system is intended to be mounted to walls, ceilings or another part of a building structure as the primary support means (it is not touching the floor), the Standard for Wall- and Ceiling-Mounts and Accessories, UL 2442, applies.
c) If a cart, stand or support surface is supplied with the audio or video equipment by the manufacturer of the audio or video equipment, the requirements contained in the Standard for Audio, Video, and Similar Electronic Apparatus - Safety Requirements, UL 60065, the Standard for Information Technology Equipment - Safety - Part 1: General Requirements, UL 60950-1, as applicable to the product applies or the Standard for Audio/Video, Information and Communication Technology Equipment - Part 1: Safety Requirements, UL 62368-1;
d) Information Technology and Communications Equipment Cabinets, Enclosure and Rack Systems are investigated to the Standard for Information Technology Equipment - Safety - Part 1: General Requirements, UL 60950-1 or the Standard for Audio/Video, Information and Communication Technology Equipment - Part 1: Safety Requirements, UL 62368-1;
e) For retail product displays and all other type of furnishings incorporating audio/video equipment to attract attention to the products for sale, UL 962 applies.
These requirements do not cover products intended for patient care areas. Patient care area products utilized under the supervision of a health care professional are covered by the Standard for Medical Electrical Equipment, Part 1: General Requirements for Safety, UL 60601-1.
Motorized equipment used for massaging and exercising is covered under the Standard for Motor-Operated Massage and Exercise Machines, UL 1647.
Office furnishing systems (panel systems) are covered by the Standard for Office Furnishings, UL 1286.
Illuminated display cases, showcases and cabinets, such as jewelry display cases, used in commercial applications are covered by the Standard for Wired Cabinets, UL 65.
Advertising displays may also be covered by the Standard for Electric Signs, UL 48.
Self-contained, custom-built kiosks that provide information, ticket machines, electronic point-of-sale products, customer self-checkout stands, and business application products are covered by the Outline of Investigation for Custom Built Kiosks, UL 2361.
These requirements do not cover portable luminaires. The Standard for Portable Electric Luminaires, UL 153, covers portable luminaires.
A product that employs an electromagnetic interference filter shall also comply with the Standard for Electromagnetic Interference Filters, UL 1283. A product that employs a transient voltage surge suppressor shall also comply with the Standard for Surge Protective Devices, UL 1449. Telephone equipment and communication circuit protectors included in a furnishing shall comply with the requirements in the Standard for Information Technology Equipment - Safety - Part 1: General Requirements, UL 60950-1, and the requirements in the Standard for Secondary Protectors for Communications Circuits, UL 497A, respectively. A furnishing that incorporates an antenna discharge unit or provides antenna connections to a television, a high-voltage video product, or antenna shall comply with the applicable requirements in the Standard for Antenna - Discharge Units, UL 452, and the Standard for Audio-Video Products and Accessories, UL 1492. A product that employs ground-fault protection shall comply with the requirements in the Standard for Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupters, UL 943.
Bunk bed structural requirements are covered by the Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Bunk Beds, ASTM F1427. Any electrical components of bunk beds are required to meet the applicable requirements of UL 962.
Toy chest structural requirements are covered by the Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Chests, ASTM F834. Any electrical components of these products are required to meet the applicable requirements of UL 962.
These requirements do not cover products that are specifically intended for infants or juveniles. Cribs are covered by Federal Register 16 CFR Parts 1219, 1220, and 1500 Safety Standards for Full-Size Baby Cribs and Non-Full-Size Baby Cribs.
Furnishings incorporating low pressure inflators are covered by the Standard for Motor-Operated Air Compressors, Vacuum Pumps, and Painting Equipment, UL 1450, and in addition shall comply with the applicable requirements of UL 962.
These requirements do not cover seasonal (holiday products) - A product painted in colors to suggest a holiday theme such as a snow covering, a figure in a holiday costume, or any decoration associated with a holiday or particular season of the year.
These requirements do not cover furnishings, equipment or appliances that are covered by requirements that are separate from this standard.