Warnings
May 23, 2012 - UL is notifying consumers and retailers that a Power Fist 50-ft worklight string bears a counterfeit UL Mark for Canada and the United States. The product has not been evaluated by UL to the appropriate safety standard, so it is unknown whether the product complies with UL safety requirements for Canada and the States.
April 25, 2012 - A just-published bulletin from Electro-Federation Canada warns that, by July 14, 2012, Quebec regulations will require lamp producers to be part of, or have their own, government-approved EPR recycling program for lamps and batteries. Not participating in such a program is in contravention of the law in Quebec.
April 25, 2012 - A just-published bulletin from Electro-Federation Canada warns that B.C. Regulation states that, if you are selling lighting equipment (lamps and/or fixtures) after July 1, 2012, you must be a member of a government-approved regulated program—otherwise you may incur a $200,000 fine, per day.
January 9, 2012 - The Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) is notifying consumers about unapproved outlet power bars, model YY-2ZA, that are manufactured by Ningbo Yunhuan Electronics Group Corp. These products are unapproved, not tested to any Canadian Safety Standards, and do not bear any recognized certification mark for Canada.
July 19, 2011 - UL (Underwriters Laboratories) is notifying consumers and retailers that the Cordless Drill and Power Adaptor, identified below, bears unauthorized UL Marks for Canada and the United States.
June 23, 2011 - UL (Underwriters Laboratories) is notifying consumers, retailers and distributors that compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) manufactured by Taean Co. Ltd., may pose a risk of shock and fire hazard. The product does not comply with UL's safety requirements and is not eligible to bear the UL Mark.Product: Compact Fluorescent Lamp, model P17713
June 09, 2011 - The Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) is notifying consumers about unapproved Solar Thermostat Controllers Model # WSE618C6 (also sold as Model #WSE918C) that were sold by WSE Technologies. These products are unapproved, not tested to any Canadian Safety Standards and do not bear any recognized certification mark in Canada.
June 07, 2011 - The Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) is notifying consumers about unapproved Hydro Power savers that were sold by MITech Solutions Inc./Task Management Systems. These products are unapproved, not tested to any Canadian Safety Standards and do not bear any recognized certification mark in Canada.
June 06, 2011 - Intertek Testing Services (ETL) is notifying consumers that the Super Switch, Model KS-293, manufactured by King Sound Enterprise Co., Ltd. has been found not in compliance with the applicable standard.
June 06, 2011 - Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is notifying manufacturers that the fuseholder identified below bears an unauthorized UL Recognized Component Mark for Canada and the United States. These components have not been evaluated by UL to the appropriate Standard for Safety for Canada and the United States, and are not authorized to bear the UL Recognized Component Mark. Product: Fuseholder, Cartridge Fuse, Model R3-48
April 14, 2011Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is notifying Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs), electrical contractors, electricians and retailers that the ground rods identified below bear unauthorized UL Marks for Canada and the United States. These products have not been evaluated by UL to the applicable standard for safety, and are not authorized to bear the UL Mark.
March 30, 2011The Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) is warning consumers about unapproved electrical pool and spa equipment sold by Executive Pools & Spas in Ontario.The pool lights are unapproved, not tested to any Canadian Safety Standards and do not bear any recognized certification mark in Canada.
Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is notifying Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs), electrical contractors, electricians and retailers that the electrical metallic tubing (EMT) elbows and bends manufactured by Patton International Ltd. (Kolkata, India) identified below may not be adequately protected against corrosion.These elbows and bends display a stamped-on UL Listing mark for Canada and the United States, but have been found not to comply with the appropriate North American safety standards and, further, are not authorized to bear the UL mark.Product description: EMT 90º and 45º elbows and bends in the following trade sizes: 1/2 in., 3/4 in., 1 in., 1-1/4 in., 1-1/2 in. and 2 in. They were produced from June 2009 through June 2010.These EMT products are provided with ink-stamped markings that include the UL Listing mark and the letter P surrounded by a circle (see photo).CLICK HERE for Underwriters Laboratories.
The Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) is notifying consumers about Model TH0618 track light heads from Liform Lite Industrial Co. Ltd. (ESA attempted to contact the manufacturer as part of its ongoing investigation with no success.)
Underwriters Laboratories has recently issued several warnings about potentially hazardous electrical products you may come across. In all instances, stop using the product and follow the appropriate action information.
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