SOURCE: Underwriters Laboratories

March 01, 2007 17:45 ET

Winter's Grip a Reminder for Storm Preparedness

NORTHBROOK, IL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 1, 2007 -- With storms wreaking havoc and sweeping the country today, weathering a storm and keeping safe is top of everyone's minds. Underwriters Laboratories (UL), a world leader in product safety testing and certification, offers storm safety tips on its Web site that your audience may find helpful.

At, you will find tips on surviving a storm safely, including the article, "Simple Safety Precautions Help You Weather the Storm(s)," storm facts, quotable sources and information on portable generators. The information is available at under the heading "Seasonal Safety."

We hope you will find other resources in the UL Online Newsroom that will help with your future consumer safety reporting needs. Site features include downloadable audio clips that cover home heating safety or video clips on carbon monoxide alarms.

While visiting the newsroom, UL invites you to register to receive alerts of future newsroom updates.

Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) is an independent, not-for-profit product safety certification organization that has been testing products and writing Standards for Safety for over a century. UL evaluates more than 19,000 types of products, components, materials and systems annually with 21 billion UL Marks appearing on 71,000 manufacturers' products each year. UL's worldwide family of companies and network of service providers includes 66 laboratory, testing and certification facilities serving customers in 104 countries. For more information, visit:

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