by , on August 26, 2015

Certain UL holographic labels have been reported stolen from a manufacturing plant in China.

Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is notifying the public that any product bearing one of these labels has not been evaluated by UL to the appropriate Standards for Safety. None of these products with the stolen labels will therefore be known to comply with any safety requirements.

Stolen Labels:  UL Holographic Label

                          Decorative Lighting String

                           For Indoor & Outdoor Use

Identification: Each stolen label has UL File # E98543.

Each label has an individual serial # in these ranges:

B63572589 – B63622588

B63822589 – B63872588

B64122589 – B64172588

It is possible that these stolen labels will be attached to decorative lighting. With several holidays coming up when people enjoy decorating their homes and businesses with lighting, please help spread the word that they need to pay attention now to the UL labels attached to these products. Under normal circumstances, these labels can and should provide a sense of security for consumers because we understand that these products have been tested to certain standards and are verified to be safe for personal or commercial use.

If you find any product that you believe has one of the stolen labels attached, please report it by contacting UL Global Security and Brand Protection at

You can also go to the UL Newsroom page to view UL’s news release and see a photo of a label similar to the ones that were stolen.

Hugh Hoagland
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Hugh Hoagland is the foremost tester of clothing and PPE exposed to electrical arcs and is an arc flash expert. Read more about Hugh.

1 Comment on "Stolen UL Holographic Labels in China"

Hugh Hoagland
Hugh Hoagland - 27 August 2015 Reply

Good catch Brian - we got it corrected, thanks for bringing this to our attention!

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