Underwriters Laboratories (UL) – www.ul.com
Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) is an independent, not-for-profit product safety testing and certification organization. In addition to safety testing, UL offers optional performance testing under their Adjunct Classification Program.
National Lightning Safety Institute – www.lightningsafety.com/nlsi_lhm/surge_protect.html
Recommendations for surge protection devices.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) – www.cpsc.gov
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is an independent federal regulatory agency created to protect the public from unreasonable risks of injuries and deaths associated with some 15,000 types of consumer products. An important part of this mission is to inform the public about product hazards. CPSC uses various means to inform the public. These include local and national media coverage, publication of numerous booklets and product alerts, a web site, a telephone Hotline, a Fax-On-Demand service, the National Injury Information Clearinghouse, CPSC’s Public Information Center and responses to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – www.ftc.gov
The Federal Trade Commission enforces a variety of federal antitrust and consumer protection laws. The Commission seeks to ensure that the nation’s markets function competitively, and are vigorous, efficient, and free of undue restrictions. The Commission also works to enhance the smooth operation of the marketplace by eliminating acts or practices that are unfair or deceptive. In general, the Commission’s efforts are directed toward stopping actions that threaten consumers’ opportunities to exercise informed choice. Finally, the Commission undertakes economic analysis to support its law enforcement efforts and to contribute to the policy deliberations of the Congress, the Executive Branch, other independent agencies, and state and local governments when requested.