Why regulate product safety?

Regulating product safety:

  • provides up-to-date rules to protect consumers, users, operators and the public from the use of unapproved or unsafe electrical products;
  • promotes safe market practices for distributing electrical products;
  • creates a legal framework to respond to unapproved or unsafe commercial and industrial electrical products;
  • deters non-compliance and strengthens enforcement; and
  • creates clear requirements for manufacturers, importers, distributors, retailers; and certification and evaluation agencies of electrical products

The Product Safety Regulation authorizes the ESA to:

  • respond to reports about unsafe commercial and industrial products;
  • remove unsafe or unapproved commercial and industrial electrical products from the market;
  • require public notification; and
  • use proactive enforcement to detect and prevent the sale of unsafe or unapproved products