UL Standard for Safety Household and Commercial Furnishings
|Publication Date:||7 July 2008|
These requirements cover:
a) Motor-operated furniture, such as motor-operated beds and chairs;
b) Electrified and non-electrified furniture, such as:
1) Lighted curio cabinets;
2) Microwave carts; and
3) Bed headboards
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 displays such as:
1) Shelving units;
2) Kiosks (such as the mini-stores in the middle of a mall);
3) Cash station stands;
4) Motorized carpet displays; and
5) Product platforms
f) Electrified building components, such as windows and built in bathroom cabinets; and
g) Other similar miscellaneous furnishings intended for use in residential or commercial environments.
These requirements cover products rated 600 V ac or less.
A furnishing intended to support audio equipment or a video display (CRT, LCD, Plasma and the like) shall be evaluated in accordance with one of the following:
a) A furnishing which is floor supported and intended to support a video display but is not intended for use as a mobile cart for the video display shall be evaluated to UL 962 and may include features that allow securement to the building structure;
b) If the furnishing is provided with casters or wheels, the Standard for Household, Commercial, and Professional-Use Carts and Stands for Use with Audio/Video Equipment, UL 1678, or the Standard for Tall Institutional Carts for Use With Audio-, Video-, and Television-Type Equipment, UL 1667, as applicable to the use of the cart shall apply;
c) If the furnishing is intended to be mounted to walls, ceilings or another permanent part of a building as the primary support means, the Outline of Investigation for Wall and Ceiling Mounts and Accessories, Subject 2442, shall apply;
d) If a furnishing is supplied with all of the video and/or audio components by the manufacturer of those components, the requirements contained in the video or audio component standard shall be applied - the Standard for Audio, Video and Similar Electronic Apparatus, UL 60065, or the Standard for Information Technology Equipment - Safety, UL 60950, - as applicable to the product.
Exception: A video display support system evaluated in accordance with (a) - (c) above and supplied with all of the video and or audio components is not subject to 1.3(d).
These requirements do not cover products intended for patient care including where oxygen is being used. Patient care products are covered by the Standard for Medical and Dental Equipment, UL 544, and the Standard for Medical Electrical Equipment, Part 1: General Requirements for Safety, UL 60601-1. Electrified equipment used for massaging and exercising is covered under the Standard for Motor-Operated Massage and Exercise Machines, UL 1647. Office furnishings are covered by the Standard for Office Furnishings, UL 1286. Multiple outlet strips intended for general use (i.e. Relocatable Power Taps) are not covered by this standard.
Lighted display cases and cabinets, such as jewelry display cases, used in commercial applications are covered by the Standard for Wired Cabinets, UL 65. Advertising displays are covered by the Standard for Electric Signs, UL 48.
Custom-built commercial products such as ticket machines and electronic point of sale products that dispense a product in exchange for money are covered in the Outline of Investigation for Custom Built Kiosks, Subject 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 Transient Voltage Surge Suppressors, UL 1449. Telephone equipment and communication circuit protectors included in a furnishing shall comply with the requirements in the Standard for Telephone Equipment, UL 1459, 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.
Furnishings incorporating low pressure inflators and fans are covered by the Standard for Electric Fans, UL 507, and in addition shall comply with the applicable requirements of UL 962.
Lighted make-up mirrors shall comply with the Standard for Portable Electric Luminaires, UL 153, the Standard for Furniture Power Distribution Units, UL 962A, if provided with one or more receptacles, and shall also comply with the applicable requirements of UL 962.
Permanently wired Luminaires used within or attached to furnishings shall comply with the Standard for Luminaires, UL 1598.
These requirements do not cover furnishings, equipment or appliances that are covered by requirements that are separate from this standard.