UL 962
Standard for Household and Commercial Furnishings

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Edition Number:4SCC Approved:--
Edition Date:2014-11-07DOD Approved: --
Price Code:DANSI Approved: 2017-07-07
Type:ulstd

  • SCOPE

    1 Scope

    1.1 These requirements cover:

    a)    Motor-operated furniture, such as motor-operated beds lift, chairs and blood donor chairs;

    b)    Electrified and non-electrified furniture;

    c)    Non-seasonal electrical decorations such as lava lamps and wave machines;

    d)    Home and individual office furnishings, such as study carrels, consoles and desks;

    e)    Commercial product and informational retail sale displays such as:

    1)    Shelving units (Gondolas);

    2)    Merchandise kiosks (such as the mini-stores in the middle of a mall);

    3)    Cash station stands (POS – Point of Sale);

    4)    Motorized carpet displays; and

    5)    Product platforms

    f)    Electrified building components, such as heated and electro-chromatic windows and illuminated mirror and bathroom television cabinets;

    g)    Illuminated make-up mirrors;

    h)    Other similar miscellaneous furnishings intended for use in residential or commercial environments;

    i)    Conference room tables; and

    j)    Massage tables.

    1.2 These requirements cover products rated 600 V ac or less.

    1.3 A furnishing intended to support audio/video equipment shall be evaluated in accordance with one of the following:

    a)    If the audio/video support system is an entertainment center, cart, or a stand and it is intended for support or attachment of audio/video equipment, the Standard for Household, Commercial, and Institutional-Use Carts, Stands and Entertainment Centers for Use with Audio and/or Video Equipment, UL 1678 applies;

    b)    If the audio/video support system is intended to be mounted to walls, ceilings or another part of a building structure as the primary support means, the Standard for Wall- and Ceiling-Mounts and Accessories, UL 2442, applies;

    c)    If a cart, stand or support surface is supplied with the audio or video equipment by the manufacturer of the audio or video equipment, the requirements contained in the Standard for Audio, Video, and Similar Electronic Apparatus – Safety Requirements, UL 60065, or the Standard for Information Technology Equipment – Safety – Part 1: General Requirements, UL 60950-1, as applicable to the product applies;

    d)    Information Technology and Communications Equipment Cabinets, Enclosure and Rack Systems are investigated to the Standard for Information Technology Equipment – Safety – Part 1: General Requirements, UL 60950-1 or the Standard for Audio/Video, Information and Communication Technology Equipment – Part 1: Safety Requirements, UL 62368-1;

    e)    For retail product displays incorporating audio/video equipment to attract attention to the products for sale, UL 962 applies.

    1.4 These requirements do not cover products intended for patient care areas. Patient care area products utilized under the supervision of a health care professional are covered by the Standard for Medical Electrical Equipment, Part 1: General Requirements for Safety, UL 60601-1.

    1.5 Motorized equipment used for massaging and exercising is covered under the Standard for Motor-Operated Massage and Exercise Machines, UL 1647.

    1.6 Office furnishings are covered by the Standard for Office Furnishings, UL 1286.

    1.7 Illuminated display cases, showcases and cabinets, such as jewelry display cases, used in commercial applications are covered by the Standard for Wired Cabinets, UL 65.

    1.8 Advertising displays may also be covered by the Standard for Electric Signs, UL 48.

    1.9 Self-contained, custom-built kiosks that provide information, ticket machines, electronic point-of-sale products, customer self-checkout stands, and business application products are covered by the Outline of Investigation for Custom Built Kiosks, UL 2361.

    1.10 These requirements do not cover portable luminaires. The Standard for Portable Electric Luminaires, UL 153, covers portable luminaires.

    1.11 A product that employs an electromagnetic interference filter shall also comply with the Standard for Electromagnetic Interference Filters, UL 1283. A product that employs a transient voltage surge suppressor shall also comply with the Standard for Surge Protective Devices, UL 1449. Telephone equipment and communication circuit protectors included in a furnishing shall comply with the requirements in the Standard for Information Technology Equipment – Safety – Part 1: General Requirements, UL 60950-1, and the requirements in the Standard for Secondary Protectors for Communications Circuits, UL 497A, respectively. A furnishing that incorporates an antenna discharge unit or provides antenna connections to a television, a high-voltage video product, or antenna shall comply with the applicable requirements in the Standard for Antenna – Discharge Units, UL 452, and the Standard for Audio-Video Products and Accessories, UL 1492. A product that employs ground-fault protection shall comply with the requirements in the Standard for Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupters, UL 943.

    1.12 Bunk bed structural requirements are covered by the Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Bunk Beds, ASTM F1427. Any electrical components of bunk beds are required to meet the applicable requirements of UL 962.

    1.13 Toy chest structural requirements are covered by the Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Chests, ASTM F834. Any electrical components of these products are required to meet the applicable requirements of UL 962.

    1.14 These requirements do not cover products that are specifically intended for infants or juveniles. Cribs are covered by Federal Register 16 CFR Parts 1219, 1220, and 1500 Safety Standards for Full-Size Baby Cribs and Non-Full-Size Baby Cribs.

    1.15 Furnishings incorporating low pressure inflators are covered by the Standard for Motor-Operated Air Compressors, Vacuum Pumps, and Painting Equipment, UL 1450, and in addition shall comply with the applicable requirements of UL 962.

    1.16 These requirements do not cover seasonal (holiday products) – A product painted in colors to suggest a holiday theme such as a snow covering, a figure in a holiday costume, or any decoration associated with a holiday or particular season of the year.

    1.17 These requirements do not cover furnishings, equipment or appliances that are covered by requirements that are separate from this standard.

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS
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    • Cover
    • Transmittal
    • Table of Contents
      • Body
        • PART 1 – ALL FURNISHINGS
          • INTRODUCTION
          • 1 Scope
          • 2 Glossary
          • 3 Components
          • 4 Units of Measurement
          • 5 Undated References
          • 6 Assembly
          • 7 Accessories
          • CONSTRUCTION
          • 8 General
          • 9 Power-Supply Connections
            • 9.1 Permanently connected furnishing
            • 9.2 Cord-connected furnishing
            • 9.3 Multiple power supply cords
            • 9.4 Detachable power supply cords
            • 9.5 Strain relief
            • 9.6 Protection of cord and wiring
          • 10 Frame and Enclosure
            • 10.1 General
            • 10.2 Mechanical enclosures and guards – Mechanical considerations
            • 10.3 Metallic electrical enclosures
            • 10.4 Electrical enclosures of polymeric material
            • 10.5 Barriers
            • 10.6 Doors or covers
            • 10.7 Mounting means
            • 10.8 Polymeric supporting devices
            • 10.9 Glass components
          • 11 Protection Against Corrosion
          • 12 Accessibility of Uninsulated Live Parts and Film-Coated Wire
          • 13 Resistance to Liquid Damage
          • 14 Grounding and Bonding
            • 14.1 Grounding
            • 14.2 Grounding identification
            • 14.3 Bonding
          • 15 Polarity and Identification
          • 16 Separation of Circuits
          • 17 Internal Wiring
            • 17.1 Conductors
            • 17.2 Cord used for internal wiring
            • 17.3 Conductors subject to flexing
          • 18 Spacings
          • 19 Ballasts
          • 20 Capacitors
          • 21 Lampholders
            • 21.1 General
            • 21.2 Fluorescent
          • 22 Motors
            • 22.1 Overload protection
            • 22.2 Motor controllers
          • 23 Printed-Wiring Boards
          • 24 Receptacles
          • 25 Switching Devices
            • 25.1 General
            • 25.2 Switch electrical ratings
            • 25.3 Specific applications
          • 26 Interconnection of Furnishings
          • 27 Furnishings with Extendable Elements
          • 28 Commercial Operator Attended Products
          • 29 Parts Subject to Pressure
            • 29.1 Factory sealed systems
            • 29.2 Open systems and systems with pumps
          • 30 Controls and Safety Circuits – General
          • 31 Furniture Surface Flammability
            • 31.1 Mattress flammability
            • 31.2 Upholstered seating flammability
            • 31.3 Commercial furnishing flammability
          • 32 Heating Pads – For Use in Upholstered Furnishings
          • PERFORMANCE
            • MECHANICAL TESTS
          • 33 General Conditions
          • 34 Conditioning of Products
            • 34.1 Conditioning of polymeric components
            • 34.2 Conditioning of components secured by adhesives
          • 35 Adhesive Securement Test
          • 36 Structural Test Requirements for Furnishings
            • 36.1 General loading
            • 36.2 Specific structural test methods
            • 36.3 Weight drop test
          • 37 Appurtenance Strength Test
          • 38 Stability Tests
            • 38.1 General stability test criteria
            • 38.2 Furnishing stability configuration test requirements
            • 38.3 Stability test for portable furnishings
            • 38.4 Stability tests for stationary and fixed furnishings
            • 38.5 Stability test for furnishings having a support surface or mounting surface for a television (TV) or monitor
            • 38.6 Appurtenance stability test
            • 38.7 Stability test for furnishings provided with a step
            • 38.8 Stability test for furnishings provided with a foot or leg rest
            • 38.9 Stability test for furnishings with seating surfaces
            • 38.10 Force stability test
            • 38.11 Commercial furnishing impact stability test
            • 38.12 SOHO Small Office/Home Office Furnishing – Tests
          • 39 Structure Mounted or Secured Furnishing Tests
            • 39.1 General
            • 39.2 Suspended furnishing, securement test
            • 39.3 Vertically secured – Base supported, securement test
            • 39.4 Base secured – Base supported, securement test
          • 40 Tests on Glass Sheets
            • 40.1 Impact test
            • 40.2 Retention test
          • 41 Wheel, Roller, or Caster Securement Test
          • 42 Common North American Structures
            • 42.1 General
            • 42.2 Insert type masonry anchors
            • 42.3 Power driven masonry anchors/fasteners
            • 42.4 Welding studs
            • 42.5 Wood studs
            • 42.6 Steel studs
          • 43 Cycle Test for Furnishings with Articulating Components
          • 44 Hydrostatic Pressure Test
          • 45 Entrapment Force Measurement Test
          • 46 Snap-fit Cover Pull-Out Test
          • 47 Tightening Torque Test
          • 48 Portable Furnishing Drop Test
            • ELECTRICAL TESTS
          • 49 Leakage Current Test
          • 50 Starting Current Test
          • 51 Input Test
          • 52 Temperature Test
            • 52.1 General
            • 52.2 Motor-operated furnishing
          • 53 Strain Relief Test
            • 53.1 Cords
            • 53.2 Strain relief for internal conductors and connectors test
            • 53.3 Conductor cycling endurance test
          • 54 Grounding-Impedance Test
          • 55 Dielectric Voltage-Withstand Test
          • 56 Printed Wiring Board (PWB) Ground Path Test
          • 57 Printed Circuit Board (PWB) Conductor Overcurrent Test
          • 58 Humidity Conditioning Test (Damp and Wet Location Furnishings)
          • 59 Insulation Resistance Test (Damp and Wet Locations Furnishings)
          • 60 Abnormal – Controls and Safety Circuit Tests
            • 60.1 General
            • 60.2 Operation
            • 60.3 Output or furnishing interconnection field-wiring
            • 60.4 Electronic components
            • 60.5 Cooling fans and blowers
          • 61 Lamp Drape Test
          • 62 Spill Test
            • 62.1 Procedure
            • 62.2 Spill test dielectric voltage-withstand test
          • 63 Flooding Test
          • 64 Upholstered Furnishings with Heating Pads
            • 64.1 Resistance to moisture test
            • 64.2 Thermostat test
            • 64.3 Flexing and twisting test
          • 65 Magnetic Field Test
            • MANUFACTURING AND PRODUCTION LINE TESTS
          • 65A Grounding-Continuity Test
          • 65B Polarity
          • 65C Dielectric Voltage-Withstand Test
          • RATINGS
          • 66 Electrical Ratings
          • MARKINGS
          • 67 General
          • 68 Motor-Operated Furnishings
          • 69 Interconnected Units
          • 70 Permanently Electrically-Connected Furnishings
          • 71 Accessory Markings
          • INSTRUCTIONS
          • 72 General
          • 73 Accessory Instructions
          • 74 Instructions Pertaining to a Risk of Fire, Electric Shock, or Injury to Persons
          • 75 Operating Instructions
          • 76 User-Maintenance Instructions
          • 77 Grounding and Double Insulation Instructions
          • 78 Interconnected Units Instructions
          • 79 Operator Attended Products Instructions
        • PART 2 – OUTDOOR FURNISHINGS
          • INTRODUCTION
          • 80 General
          • CONSTRUCTION
          • 81 General
          • 82 Enclosures
          • 83 Gaskets and Bushings
          • 84 Openings
          • 85 Water Shields
          • 86 Receptacle Outlets
          • 87 Wet Location Power Supply Cords
          • 88 Instructions
          • 89 Outdoor Furnishing Markings
          • PERFORMANCE
          • 90 Water Shield Impact Conditioning
          • 91 General – Test Conditions
          • 92 General – Test Results
          • 93 Sprinkler Test
          • 94 Rain Test
          • 95 Thermal Conditioning
          • 96 Gasket Adhesion Test
          • MARKINGS
          • 97 General
    • INDIRECTLY HEATED AND COOLED BED SYSTEMS
    • APPENDIX A