UL Warns of Bird Deterrent Systems with Unauthorized UL Marks


    NORTHBROOK, Ill., Sept. 1 /CNW/ -- Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is
notifying regulatory agencies, authorities having jurisdiction, and consumers
that the Bird Deterrent Systems, identified below, bear unauthorized UL Marks
for the United States and Canada.

    These products have not been evaluated by UL for use as a bird deterrent.
The products are UL Listed electric fence controllers intended to be used in
the containment of livestock. The indicated use as a bird deterrent has not
been evaluated by UL, and such, fence controllers are not authorized to bear
the UL Listing Mark.

    Name of product: "Bird-B-Gone" Models CHG-AC750 and CHG-ACSS5. "Bird
Shock" Model SS-55 BB.

    Number of units: Up to 1000 Bird-B-Gone. Up to 250 Bird Shock.

    Date of manufacture: May 2007 to December 2008 for Bird-B-Gone; December
2007 to March 2009 for Bird Shock.

    Manufacturer: Woodstream Corporation

    Identification:  On the product: The name "Bird-B-Gone" and a circle with
a slash through a drawing of a bird, and the statements, "Electronic Bird
Abatement for Birds and Small Animals." The Model designations found on the
product as CHG-AC750 and CHG-ACSS5.

    The name "Bird Shock," with the statement "Electric Bird Track
Controller." It is further identified with "Bird Barrier America, Inc." The
Model designation found on the product is SS-55 BB.


                          MODEL CHG-ACSS5
                          C (UL) US
                          ELECTRIC FENCE
                          CONTROLLER 11NO


                          MODEL CHG-AC750
                                (UL)  LISTED
                                      ELECTRIC FENCE
                                      CONTROLLER 11NO

                          MODEL SS-55 BB
                               (UL)  LISTED ELECTRIC FENCE
                                     CONTROLLER 11NO

    Photos of the product: Photos of the Bird Deterrent Systems are available
at: http://www.ul.com/global/eng/pages/corporate/newsroom/publicnotices/.

    Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is an independent product safety
certification organization that has been testing products and writing
Standards for Safety for over a century. UL evaluates more than 19,000 types
of products, components, materials and systems annually with 20 billion UL
Marks appearing on 72,000 manufacturers' products each year. UL's worldwide
family of companies and network of service providers includes 64 laboratory,
testing and certification facilities serving customers in 98 countries. For
more information, visit: www.UL.com/newsroom


For further information:

For further information: Joe Hirschmugl, Global 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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