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The Department of Trade and Industry’s Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS) adopts the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 60335-2-59:2019 Household and similar electrical appliance – Safety – Part 2-59: Particular requirements for insect killlers, as Philippine National Standard (PNS). 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 was published by IEC in 2009 and deals with the safety of electric insect killers, an appliance that electrocutes insects by applying a voltage between two or more grids.

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 publiased 1993 with Amd. 1:2000).

These standards will promote 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 member 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..♦

Date of Release: 16 August 2019

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