Reimers products are UL Listed. This means they are tested by Underwriters Laboratories and Certified to meet their exacting standards. It also means that the tests conducted are appropriate for the specific type of device under test. Only devices that are tested and certified as passing the tests conducted by UL may apply the UL label.
One of the standards used to investigate Reimers products in this category is UL 834, "Heating, Water Supply, and Power Boilers - Electric."
Other companies may use agencies that test to various safety standards. These may or may not be the appropriate safety standards. It is very easy to say a product is tested to UL standards, but that inference might be for an unrelated purpose such as noise emissions. Personal and fire safety might be compromised. Worse yet, some companies completely forgo safety testing! Did you know that UL has done more than 20,000 Field Evaluations on previously uncertified equipment?Of those evaluated, over 63% were found to have safety deﬁciencies of potential ﬁre, electric shock, and personal injury hazards.
OSHA requires that all electrical equipment at the workplace carry a certification from a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL). Do not compromise your liability with un-certified products. See https://www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/nrtlmrk.html
Reimers invests a great deal of time and money to make the best, safest products possible. We take pride in the success of our products and hope you will appreciate the effort we make to build the safest products at the best value.
In any case, check with your Fire Insurance Underwriter before installing anything other than a UL Listed Reimers’ product. There have been cases where non-UL Listed components or appliances caused a fire and the insurance was voided. Please don’t let that happen to you! If you are putting these products in your home or in your business, you need to be aware of the potential liabilities.
If you have any questions about a specific product or company, you can easily check out them and their products at the UL Website or call Reimers to get detailed safety answers.