Request for Question Clarification by
13 May 2006 20:05 PDT
It seems that provincial laws require CSA or C-UL certification for
electrical appliances, so the KitchenAid model is legal only if there
is a C next to the UL mark.
Provincial laws in Canada stipulate that electrical appliances
connected to a public power source (commercial power source)
must conform to CSA Standards.
To show that a product conforms to CSA Standards, the manufacturer
needs to obtain C-UL certification or CSA certification, or the
seller needs to directly apply for certification to the officials
of individual provinces.
Sensor Central: North American Standard: UL, FDA, ANSI, FCC, and CSA
C-UL Listing Mark
This mark is applied to products for the Canadian market. The
products with this type of mark have been evaluated to Canadian
safety requirements, which may be somewhat different from
U.S. safety requirements. You will see this type of Mark on
appliances and computer equipment, vending machines, household
burglar alarm systems, lighting fixtures, and many other types
C-UL US Listing Mark
UL introduced this new Listing Mark in early 1998. It indicates
compliance with both Canadian and U.S. requirements. The
Canada/U.S. UL Mark is optional. UL encourages those manufacturers
with products certified for both countries to use this new,
combined Mark, but they may continue using separate UL Marks
for the United States and Canada.
Underwriters Laboratories: UL's Marks: North America
Does that answer your question, or were you asking about the
probability that an illegal electrical appliance would be intercepted
at the border?