Commonly Asked Questions
About the ETL Listed Mark
What’s the difference between the ETL Listed and UL Listed Marks?
Both marks indicated that a product meets the minimum requirements of widely accepted product safety standards, determined through independent testing by a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL). So the only real difference between the marks is in the service of the testing laboratories behind them. Intertek’s custom-tailored testing, quick turnarounds and flexible work methods promote collaboration between testing lab and manufacturer, to bring products to market more quickly, smoothly and cost-effectively.
Are manufacturers required to use UL for their compliance testing?
No. In fact, this misconception has misled many to believe that they don’t have a choice in third-party testing partners. The only major requirement is that the laboratory performing the testing is an OSHA-recognized NRTL. Consequently, our ETL Listed Mark serves as an indicator of compliance with applicable product safety standards.
What products bear the ETL Listed Mark?
Intertek provides product safety testing and certification for a wide range of industries. In our Directory of Listed Products, which is easily accessed at www.intertek-etlsemko.com, you’ll find over 40,000 products from telephones to x-ray machines, manufactured by companies like AT&T, Dell, Ericsson, General Electric, Panasonic and Phillips.
Do retailers accept products bearing the ETL Listed Mark?
Since we are an OSHA-recognized NRTL, and the ETL Listed Mark is a recognized and accepted indicator of product compliance, there is no reason why a retailer would not accept ETL Listed products. Major North American retailers – including JCPenney, Sears, Costco and Target – accept the ETL Listed Mark.
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