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Product Safety Regulation & Guidelines

Report a product safety concern or issue to ESA

Electrical product safety in Ontario is governed by Regulation 438/07. The objectives of this regulation are to ensure:

  • electrical products do not present a serious product hazard
  • electrical products are approved
  • there is accountability for the safety of electrical products offered for sale

On June 26, 2013, the Ontario government amended Regulation 438/07, removing obligations for mandatory reporting to ESA. The regulation has also been amended to include a consumer electrical product definition (consistent with the definition under the CCPSA), and to eliminate ESA’s authority to order notification to the public and require corrective action respecting consumer electrical products. 

Amended Regulation 438/07

Director's Order amending Ontario Regulation 164/99

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Collaborative Process

ESA follows a collaborative process to investigate reports involving products bearing third-party certification marks. 

Health Canada, the MCS and ESA are committed to working together to ensure that electrical safety remains a key priority and that industry is aware of its respective obligations. To find out your requirements under the CCPSA, click on the following