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Motors sold in Canada with counterfeit CSA mark

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.



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.


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1 Comment » for Motors sold in Canada with counterfeit CSA mark
  1. Techtop Canada Inc. (formerly Maple Leaf Drives Ltd.) says:

    It has recently come to our attention that PMDC motors branded “MLD” DC that we imported from China bearing the CSA mark did not have CSA certification. We were unaware of this fact and sincerely apologize for any confusion caused as a result of this oversight. When we first began importing the product in 2007 the manufacturer had CSA certification.

    However, we were not informed when the manufacturer changed from CSA certification to UL certification. The motor nameplate should have been updated to exclude the CSA mark and replace it with the UL mark.

    UL and CSA both provide component safety certification for electric motors. For UL the category is PRGY2 and for CSA it is 4211-01.

    UL and CSA have a Memo of Understanding between them that allows them to test to each other

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