UL Warns of Electrical Metallic Tubing (EMT) Elbows and Bends With Inadequate Corrosion Protection

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NORTHBROOK, Ill., Jan. 7, 2011 /CNW/ -- Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is notifying AHJs, electrical contractors, electricians and retailers that Electrical Metallic Tubing (EMT) elbows and bends manufactured by Patton International Ltd. identified below may not be adequately protected against corrosion. These elbows and bends, display a stamped-on UL Listing Mark for the United States and Canada, but have been found not to comply with the appropriate North American safety standards and are not authorized to bear the UL Mark.

Product Description: Electrical Metallic Tubing (EMT) 90 degrees and 45 degrees elbows and bends, in the following trade sizes: 1/2, 3/4, 1, 1-1/4, 1-1/2 and 2 inches.

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    Number of Units: Unknown

    Manufacturer: Patton International Ltd., based in Kolkata India

    Date of Production: June 2009 through June 2010

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Hazard: These EMT elbows and bends may not be adequately protected against corrosion.

Identification: These EMT products are provided with ink-stamped markings that include the UL Listing Mark and the letter "P" surrounded by a circle:

Example Markings: photos available at http://www.ul.com/global/eng/pages/corporate/newsroom/publicnotices/

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    About Underwriters Laboratories:
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UL is an independent product safety certification organization that has been testing products and writing Standards for Safety for more than a century. UL evaluates more than 19,000 types of products, components, materials and systems for more than 66,000 manufacturers annually. In total, there are more than 20 billion UL Marks appearing on products worldwide each year. UL's global family of companies and network of service providers includes 68 laboratory, testing and certification facilities serving customers in 102 countries. For more information, visit: www.ul.com/newsroom.

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SOURCE Underwriters Laboratories

For further information: Joe Hirschmugl, Media Relations Manager of Underwriters Laboratories, +1-847-664-1508, Joseph.F.Hirschmugl@us.ul.com Web Site: http://www.ul.com

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