Electrical Product Safety

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

  • to ensure that electrical products do not present a serious product hazard;
  • to ensure that electrical products are approved;
  • to ensure 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

If you have a product safety concern and would like to voluntarily report an issue to ESA, please click here

If you suspect a product bears a counterfeit certification or manufacturer label, report it to the certification agency, manufacturer or the Electrical Safety Authority.

If you come across a product that is not certified to Canadian standards and does not bear the certification mark of a recognized certification agency report it to the Electrical Safety Authority.

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