Electrical Safety Authority Warns of Certain Unapproved Electrical Products Sold by Wholesale Innovations

April 30, 2020 — The Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) is notifying the public about certain unapproved electrical products sold in Ontario by Wholesale Innovations.

These electrical products are unapproved, have not been tested for compliance with any Canadian Safety Standards and do not bear any recognized Canadian certification marks.

  • Name of Product: Various appliances, including, but not limited to
    • food dehydrators 
    • portable heaters
    • air purifiers
    • ozone generators 
    • soldering stations
  • Sold by: Wholesale Innovations at their location in Pickering, ON and, allegedly, online on eBay.
  • Seller: Wholesale Innovations, 1800 Ironstone Manor, Unit 3, Pickering, ON, L1W 3W9
  • Manufactured in: unknown
  • Sold before: December 2019
  • Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Remedy: End users should check markings on the products and make sure the products have recognized certification marks. If no recognized certification mark(s) is found, such products should be unplugged immediately and users should stop using them.

Recognized certification marks: View the list of recognized marks.

Here are pictures of some of the unapproved electrical products:

Air Purifier showing label with voltage and model information


Two samples of Air Purifiers


Air Purifier showing label wth voltage and model information


Front of a commercial air purifier


ozone generators close up

ozone generators with wiring exposed