Warnings
July 18, 2012 - UL is notifying consumers, retailers and distributors that the undercabinet fluorescent luminaire Model No. 28060 manufactured by Globe Electric Co. Inc. prior to November 2011 bears an unauthorized UL Mark for Canada and the United States. The luminaire has not been evaluated by UL to the appropriate standards for safety.
June 15, 2012 - If you sell uninterruptible power supply (UPS) batteries in British Columbia, Electro-Federation Canada wants you to be aware that the B.C. regulation covering lead acid batteries under Schedule 2, Section 10 states the following:
May 23, 2012 - UL is notifying Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs), electrical contractors and consumers that the fluorescent ballasts identified below may pose a fire hazard. The products do not comply with UL’s safety requirements for Canada or the United States.
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.
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