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Holographic labels, also known as security labels, are required on some UL certified products. UL introduced holographic labeling as a means to prevent counterfeit UL Marks from the entering the marketplace.  To balance stakeholder needs and to increase the number of products bearing UL labels in the market to advance safety, UL has discontinued the requirement for portable fans to use holographic labels.

Portable electric fans are movable and connected to the source of supply by a cord and plug connection.  Ceiling suspended fans, rangehoods and other fans permanently connected to the source of supply still require the holographic UL Mark label.

For products manufactured after Aug. 30, 2018, the holographic UL Mark label will be replaced by the traditional UL Mark label. These dates correspond to the dates in which the labels are applied at the point of manufacturer, meaning retailers may observe products bearing the holographic labels after this date as distribution and supply chains move through stock.

Required – Up to Nov. 1, 2017
Optional – Nov. 1, 2017 – Aug. 30, 2018

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Optional – Nov. 1, 2017 – Aug. 30, 2018
Mandatory after Aug. 30, 2018

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The nonholographic UL Mark may be applied by adhesive label or permanently stamping, molding, ink-stamping, silk screening or similar approved process.  Customized labels through UL’s enhanced Certification Mark and badge program can also be made available to interested manufacturers.  For more information, refer to the UL Guide Information Pages for product category Portable Fans: GPWV and GPWV8.

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