The Department of Trade and Industry - Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS) approves adoption of International Standards published by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) as Philippine National Standards (PNS) on safety of household and similar electrical appliances. These standards are the following:

  • PNS IEC 60335-2-2:2019 Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-2: Particular requirements for vacuum cleaners and water-suction cleaning appliances
  • PNS IEC 60335-2-89:2019 Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-89: Particular requirements for commercial refrigerating appliances with an incorporated or remote refrigerant unit or compressor

PNS IEC 60335-2-2:2019 species the safety of electric vacuum cleaners and water suction cleaning appliances for household and similar purposes, including vacuum cleaners for animal grooming. It also applies to centrally-sited vacuum cleaners and automatic battery-operated cleaners as well as motorized cleaning heads and current-carrying hoses associated with a particular vacuum cleaner. This standard deals with the common hazards presented by appliances that are encountered by all persons in and around the home.

PNS IEC 60335-2-89:2019 specifies safety requirements for electrically operated commercial refrigerating appliances that have an incorporated compressor or that are supplied in two units for assembly as a single appliance in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions (split system). Appliances that are within the scope of this standard are: refrigerated display and storage cabinets; refrigerated trolley cabinets;  service counters and self-service counters; blast chillers and blast freezers.

Both standards were reviewed and recommended for approval by the Bureau of Philippine Standards’ Technical Committee on Cooking, Heating and Household appliances whose membership are from Industry representatives (Haier Philippines, Sharp Philippines Corporation, Samsung Electronics Philippines Corporation, Concepcion Carrier, Panasonic, Daikin, Kitchen Beauty, Firefly Electric, Electrolux, Kolin Philippines), Testing institutions (Omni Solid Services Inc., BPS Testing Center, Department of Energy- Lighting and Appliances Testing Laboratory, SGS Philippines and TUV Rheinland) Laban Konsyumer, Institute of Integrated Electrical Engineers of the Philippines, Inc., Refrigeration and Air conditioning Technicians for Development Association of the Philippines (RACTAP), and Technological University of the Philippines.

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..