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Individuals interested in information on consumer product safety may contact the US Consumer Product Safety Commission and/or the Underwriter's Laboratories, Inc for product and home safety brochures.

US Consumer Product Safety Commission
4330 East West Highway
Besthesda, Maryland 20814

General Information:

Phone: (301) 504-7923

Hours: M-F 8am – 4:30 pm ET

Fax (301) 504-0124 and (301) 504-0025

Toll-Free Consumer Hotline:

Phone: (800) 638-2772; TTY (301) 595-7054

Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; messages can be left anytime.

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Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) is an independent, not-for-profit product safety testing and certification organization. They have tested products for public safety for more than a century. Provides information on products and companies requiring UL seals. Product and home safety pamphlets available upon request.

There are four other divisions in the United States (IL, NY, NC, and WA) that provide customer services and six lab and testing facilities.

Underwriter's Laboratories, Inc. (California)
1655 Scott Boulevard
Santa Clara, CA 95050-4169
(408) 985-2400
(877) 854-3577
(408) 556-6000
(408) 556-6207 Fax
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For more information regarding UL Products with UL seals:

Underwriter's Laboratories, Inc.
333 Pfingsten Road
Northbrook, IL 60062-2096
(877) 854-3577
(847) 272-8800
(847) 509-6317 Fax

Consumers may request UL publications by writing or faxing "Global Engineering":

Global Engineering
15 Inverness Way, East
Englewood, CO 80112
(800) 624-3974 ext. 1950
(303) 792-2181 ext. 1950
(303) 792-2192 Fax

Pamphlets include:

Home Safety Inspection Checklist, Appliance Safety Quiz, Testing for Public Safety, Consumer Safety Guide, and Questions & Answers About the UL Mark.

See Also:
Consumer Product Safety Commission (U.S.)

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