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Transmitting utility meters may not be UL approved

Take Action: Transmitting utility meters may not be UL approved

Dear Concerned Citizens,

At least one set of transmitting meters being used does not seem to be UL listed.  As noted below, many state and local ordinances require UL listing in order for it to be legal to install.  Please take a moment to write down the manufacturer, model information, serial number, and any other identifying from your transmitting utility meters.  Then search the Underwriters Laboratory database at http://database.ul.com/cgi-bin/XYV/cgifind.new/LISEXT/1FRAME/index.html or call them at 1.877.854.3577 in the US.  (Phone numbers to contact in other countries can be found at http://www.ul.com/global/eng/pages/corporate/contactus/.  If you speak directly to UL, which would be a good idea if you do not find your meter in the database, please get the name of the person you speak to, please also note particulars of the conversation and the date it occurred.

If you find that your meters - electrical, water or gas - have not been tested and approved, it may give you, your town, city, county, or state a basis to require removal of the meters.  Please check into the relevant laws under "electrical"....   A sample is below.

When you have done this, please relay what you have found - Meter type, manufacturer, model information, serial number, and any other identifying from your transmitting utility meters, whether it is UL approved - along with approval numbers, where you live - town and state is fine, and your utility to the EMR Policy Institute (contact info below) so it can be collected and tabulated. 

Additionally, please send/call in this information to Consumers Union and Consumer Reports.  Product safety is their job.  If you are experiencing health problems related to the meters, please let them know.  Request that they investigate the safety of the transmitting meters.  I am pasting links to some potentially useful supplemental information below. 

Please distribute this widely.

Catherine

Janet Newton, President

The EMR Policy Institute

P.O. Box 117

Marshfield VT  05658

Tel.& FAX:  802-426-3035

JNewton@emrpolicy.org

www.emrpolicy.org

Consumer Reports

http://custhelp.consumerreports.org/cgi-bin/consumerreports.cfg/php/enduser/ask.php

This is their email contact form.  You will need to select Consumer Reports Magazine, Share an experience, Reporting a safety issue in the successive pulldown menus. 



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