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Resource ID: #16044
Subject: Consumer Affairs
Source: Washington Post
Date: Nov 24, 1999



The UL symbol is stamped on more than 15 billion products and small appliances a year. Yet troubling incidents and documents from the CPSC indicate that the typical seal of Underwriters Laboratories, the independent testing service that examines appliances and other items to make sure they're are functioning safely, may be little more than decoration.

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