ETL Listed - US and Canada standards
ETL is an abbreviation for Electric Testing Labs. Run by Intertek this company tests,
lists and labels products to meet applicable safety standards. According to
Intertek.com, "The ETL Listed Mark is proof of product compliance (electrical,
gas and other safety standards) to North American safety standards, including UL,
ANSI, CSA, ASTM and NFPA standards."
Intertek, the company that offers ETL testing an independent organization is a Nationally
Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and recognized by OSHA (Occupational Safety
and Health Administration). Intertek and its ETL Listed Mark are "recognized worldwide
as a competent testing, inspection, and certification organization . . ."
ETL has a rich history. According to Intertek, "'ETL' has been around over 100 years.
When manufacturers apply Intertek's proprietary ETL Listed Mark to their products,
the letters "ETL" carry with them a long history of innovation, influence, and independence.
In fact, the original Electrical Testing Labs (ETL) was founded by Thomas Alva Edison
Certified to CSA STD. C222. No.61
As the North American leader in product testing and certification, the
CSA (Canadian Standards Association) mark signifies that "a product has
been tested and meets applicable standards for safety and/or performance, including
the applicable standards written or administered by the American National Standards
Institute (ANSI), Underwriters Laboratories (UL), Canadian Standards Association
(CSA), NSF International (NSF), and others." Since 1919 CSA has been certifying
a variety of products. It is accredited by OSHA and Standards Council of Canada
as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory.
Conforms to UL Standards
Underwriters Laboratories (UL)
"is the trusted resource across the globe for product safety certification and compliance
solutions." The UL Listing Service is one of the most widely recognized of safety
certification programs because of its vigorous testing programs and certification
qualifications. Both True Induction cook top models conform to UL Standard 1026.
This specific standard #1026 applies to household appliances including cooking and
ISO 9000 Certification
The manufacturing facility that produces the True Induction product line has its
ISO 9000 Certification. This certification is obtained by following a defined set
of management standards defined by the International Organization for Standardization.
As an industry leader, we hold our suppliers to these high standards and more for
optimal quality assurance. In fact, dedication to quality is reflected in factory
visits and quality testing checkpoints.
Detailed Product Testing
Prior to selecting the single and dual burners currently offered by True Induction
a detailed product testing was undertaken with a sample/display unit. We wanted
to make sure that the products would withstand normal cooking applications and perform
as indicated by the manufacturer. As a result of testing the single and double burners
in real life situations we are able to assure that the product's specifications
are in fact applicable to the modern day household.
Additionally, further testing revealed that True Induction cookers will perform
successfully in small to medium traffic restaurant settings. As we continue to expand
our product line we'll consistently test and re-test product reliability for quality