UL 859

Standard for Household Electric Personal Grooming Appliances

1.1 These requirements cover electric personal grooming appliances intended for household use, such as hair curlers and dryers, combs, brushes, and similar appliances to be used in accordance with the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70.

1.2 These requirements do not cover appliances rated more than 250 volts nor appliances covered in the following Standards for Safety:

a)    The Standard for Medical Electrical Equipment, Part 1: General Requirements for Safety, UL 60601-1;

b)    The Standard for Personal Hygiene and Health Care Appliances, UL 1431;

c)    The Standard for Hair Clipping and Shaving Appliances, UL 1028;

d)    The Standard for Motor-Operated Massage and Exercise Machines, UL 1647;

e)    The Standard for Electric Heating Pads, UL 130; and

f)    The Standard for Commercial Electric Personal Grooming Appliances, UL 1727.


  • Edition Number: 11
  • Edition Date: 06/20/2012
  • Price Code: D
  • Type: ulstd
  • ANSI Approved: 06/20/2012
  • DOD Approved: