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STP 1017 - VACUUM CLEANERS, BLOWER CLEANERS, AND HOUSEHOLD FLOOR FINISHING MACHINES – A new revision cycle has begun. The UL call for proposals period closed February 12, 2018. Two new proposal requests were received. The technical harmonization committee met the week of February 26 to review and finalize the draft proposals prior to passing along to the SDOs for processing.
STP 507 - ELECTRIC FANS AND POWER VENTILATORS – UL 705 revisions were published on February 13, 2018. UL 507 revisions were published on February 22, 2018. An STP meeting was held February 27, 2018; the decision list was posted February 28, documenting outcomes from the meeting.
STP 923 – MICROWAVE COOKING APPLIANCES – A new proposal intended to address the potential risks associated with handling hot food and beverage items by young children in connection with microwave oven usage has been circulated for preliminary STP review, closing March 26, 2018. This proposal is the result of a task group that worked diligently to get to this point, carefully considering information available on this topic.
STP 749 – HOUSEHOLD DISHWASHERS – The STP preliminary review of the proposed 11th edition concluded October 23, 2017. Comments were received and addressed by the technical harmonization committee, with the ballot expected to open March 2018.
STP 60335-2-8 – HOUSEHOLD & SIMILAR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES, PART 2: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR SHAVERS – The STP preliminary review of the 6th edition concluded September 18, 2017. Comments were addressed at the STP Meeting at the UL Northbrook office on November 11, 2017. Resolutions will be incorporated into the draft for the ballot expected to open March 2018.
STP 2157 - ELECTRIC CLOTHES WASHING MACHINES, EXTRACTORS, AND DRYERS – The proposed new editions of UL 2157 and UL 2158 have concluded SDO review and are currently being prepared for final publication.
STP 2595 - GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR BATTERY-POWERED APPLIANCES – The new (third) edition of UL/CSA 2595 has been developed and will be circulated for preliminary STP review in March 2018. The new edition will integrate, update and clarify a number of requirements related to maximum rated voltages, use of general purpose batteries, general conditions of test requirements, normal charging of lithium-ion systems, power switches, and products powered or charged by universal serial bus (USB) power sources. It is anticipated that third edition UL 2595 will be published in the 4th quarter of 2018.