Toronto – MLD brand DC motors have been found to display counterfeit CSA Canadian certification marks, according to the CSA Group, a global provider of product testing, certification services and standards development.
All affected units have a label bearing the name MLD and were exported by Ningbo Jiangbei Huaya Import & Export Co. Ltd. The identified units were sold by Maple Leaf Drives Ltd., Streetsville, ON, in the Canadian market.
The affected units with model number Model DC 41N have not been tested and evaluated by CSA Group to the applicable standard for safety and performance for Canada and may present a risk to shock, burn and/or catching fire. However, there have been no reports of damage, fire or injury, according to the CSA Group.
Those who have acquired the affected models are advised to immediately discontinue use of the product and to contact their supplier or the distributor.
The CSA Group is an independent, not-for-profit member-based association dedicated to advancing safety, sustainability and social good. It also provides consumer product evaluation, and education and training services. Its range of knowledge and expertise includes: industrial equipment, plumbing and construction, electro-medical and healthcare, appliances and gas, alternative energy, lighting and sustainability. The CSA mark appears on billions of products around the world.
The motors display a counterfeit CSA mark on the unit and the labels look like this.