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CSA Legal Requirements for hot towel cabinet
03-12-2011, 01:55 PM
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CSA Legal Requirements for hot towel cabinet
About CSA requirments for Canada.

Is it illegal to have any electronic equipment in my spa that's not CSA approved?

There are a lot of products on the market that are and are not CSA approved.

Can you shed some light on this?


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03-13-2011, 03:19 AM (This post was last modified: 03-13-2011 03:20 AM by admin.)
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RE: CSA Legal Requirements for hot towel cabinet
Hello spaguest,

It is the law in Canada that anything electronic that you buy and use in your spa must be of some recognizable certification. It does not have to be CSA. In fact CSA is only recognized in North American. Below are the other common certifications that the equipment must have:

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The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) is a nonprofit association (debatable) serving business, industry, government and consumers in Canada and the global marketplace.
A Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory, CSA is very familiar with U.S. requirements. According to OSHA regulations, the CSA-US Mark qualifies as an alternative to the UL Mark.

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ETL Testing Laboratories has been conducting electrical performance and reliability tests since 1896. Intertek Testing Services (ITS) acquired ETL from Inchcape in 1996. ITS is recognized by OSHA as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL), just as Underwriters Laboratories (UL), Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and several other independent organizations are recognized.

ITS tests products according to nearly 200 safety and performance standards. The ETL Listed Mark and C-ETL Listed Mark are accepted throughout the United States and Canada when denoting compliance with nationally recognized standards such as ANSI, IEC, UL, and CSA.

This certification mark indicates that the product has been tested to and has met the minimum requirements of a widely recognized (consensus) U.S. product safety standard, that the manufacturing site has been audited, and that the applicant has agreed to a program of periodic factory follow-up inspections to verify continued conformance.

If the mark includes a small US and/or C, it follows product safety standards of United States and/or Canada, respectively.

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In operation for more than a century, Underwriters Laboratories Inc. is an independent nonprofit organization that writes and tests products for safety and certifies them. UL has developed more than 800 standards for safety, and millions of products and their components are tested to ULs safety standards.

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