Pursuant to Ontario Regulation 438/07 new mandatory obligations came into effect regarding electrical products sold or offered for sale in Ontario.

Specifically, Regulation 438/07 requires that manufacturers, wholesalers, product importers, distributors, retailers, certification organizations, and field evaluators to:

Report to ESA any serious electrical incident, accident or defect with electrical products or devices that affect or are likely to affect the safety of any person or cause damage to property.

Assist in the investigation of serious electrical product incidents, accidents or defects in design, construction or functioning of the electrical product or device.

Undertake notification of the public or any person or class of persons of a risk or defect in an electrical product or device or occurrence of a serious electrical incident.

Useful Links

http://www.esasafe.com/pdf/product_safety/manufacturer_obligiation.pdf

http://www.esasafe.com/pdf/product_safety/importers_communication.pdf
http://www.esasafe.com/product_safety/index.php