Underwriters Laboratories® is an independent product safety certification organization that has been testing products and writing standards for safety for more than a century. Every item from a $10 toaster to your new HD flat screen TV carries a UL certification.
(International Organization for Standardization) is the world’s largest developer and publisher of International Standards. It is vital that the machine you purchase has some sort of ISO certification as it is simply a standard for consumer electronics.
The CE marking is a mandatory conformity mark on many products placed on the single market in the European Economic Area (EEA). The CE marking certifies that a product has met EU consumer safety, health or environmental requirements.
The IEC is the world’s leading organization that prepares and publishes International Standards for all electrical, electronic and related technologies. The IEC also manages conformity assessment systems that certify that equipment, systems or components conform to its International Standards.
The Korean equivalent to the U.S. FDA.
Note: For information regarding further certifications please refer to the individual company’s website.