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DTI adopts international standards for household appliances

ANGELES CITY -- The Department of Trade and Industry’s Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS) is now adopting international standards to ensure the safety of household appliances.

DTI-BPS is now adopting international standards for the safety of insect killers and air-cleaning appliances.

DTI-BPS now adopts the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 60335-2-59:2019 Household and similar electrical appliance – Safety – Part 2-59: Particular requirements for insect killers, as Philippine National Standard (PNS). This standard deals with the safety of electric insect killers, an appliance that electrocutes insects by applying a voltage between two or more grids.

This standard cancels and replaces PNS 1079-2-59:1998 Amd. 1:2001 Safety of household and similar electrical appliances Part 2-59: Particular requirements for insect killer (IEC published 1997 with Amd 1:2000). This new standard is now designated as PNS IEC 60335-2-59:2019

PNS IEC 60335-2-59:2019.

The DTI-BPS has also adopted and approved PNS IEC 60335-2-65:2019 Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2-65:2000 Particular requirements for air-cleaning appliances. This standard cancels and replaces PNS IEC 335-2-65:2002 Safety of household and similar electrical appliances Part 2: Particular requirements for air-cleaning appliances (IEC published 1993 with Amd. 1:2000).

These standards will promote a common understanding of the safety of household appliances by the industry and concerned stakeholders.

The DTI-BPS is the National Standards Body of the Philippines. It is the country’s membership to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

Copies of the standards mentioned above may be secured for a minimal fee from the DTI-BPS Standards Data Center at (02) 791.3127 and through bps@dti.gov.ph.


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