Working on our first hardware startup product - desktop evaporative air-cooler. Now we're moving from prototype to the first batch. Trying to figure out what are the indispensable safety requirements applied to our product ( evaporative air-cooler), which we should follow while finishing the design. Trying to create a list of obligatory certificates our product must have to enter USA, Canada, Australia, Middle East markets.

There are two main standards, the UL (USA's "Underwriter's Laboratory"), and CE (European Union's "Conformité Européenne").

The CE will let you sell in the US, Canada, Australia, and the EU (I'm not sure about the Middle East though). The CE is harder to get than the UL, since it includes standards of safety and functionality, while the UL only includes standards of safety.

You can find the UL standards here:

and here are instructions for the CE standards:

if you'd like further assistance with what specific standards would work with your product, and/or assistance with US patenting let me know,

all the best,


Answered 7 years ago

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