Marks for Asia
PSE Mark for Specified Products
The PSE Mark is a mandatory mark for Japan according to the Electrical Appliance and Material Safety Law (DENAN). It is administered by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). Products regulated under the DENAN law are categorized as specified products and non-specified products. Specified products require certificates from a conformity assessment body and the application of the PSE Mark, while non-specified products require mandatory compliance declared via application of the self-affixed PSE Mark, but not necessarily via certificates from a METI conformity assessment body. The UL family of companies is accredited by METI to provide the mandatory Japanese PSE Mark.
The S-Mark is the voluntary safety certification scheme administered in Japan for electrical products. The scheme began in July 1995, accompanied by both the relaxation of the electrical appliance and material control law and the enforcement of the Japanese product liability law. Third-party certification bodies that are the members of the Steering Council of Safety Certification for Electrical and Electronic Appliances and Parts of Japan (SCEA), such as UL Japan, Inc., administer the certification.
UL’s Marks for Japan are voluntary marks intended for use on products destined for the Japanese market. If a product carries one of these marks, it means UL has determined that representative product samples comply with the requirements of this service. These requirements are primarily based on compliance with Japanese standards. The scope of the certification is specified on the associated certificate, which is available through UL Customer Service or the product manufacturer.
UL’s Marks for Japan apply to both electrical and electronic products and components intended for use in Japan. Products carrying one of UL’s Marks for Japan are covered by our factory inspection program to determine that end products and components continue to be manufactured in compliance with the service requirements.
There are two options for UL’s Marks for Japan, as noted below.
For all UL Marks for Japan, a manufacturer’s identification, i.e., company name or trademark as well as a product model number must always appear on the same label with the mark. Alternatively, the mark may be stamped, cast or molded into a product, provided that a manufacturer’s identification and a model number also appear on the product.
Enhanced UL Certification Marks
The enhanced UL Certification Mark now bundles multiple Certifications into a single Mark; utilizes a unique identifier for easier access to information at www.ul.com/database; communicates geographic scope of certification through country codes; and describes the attributes that UL has Certified about a product.