Ontario Plumbing Inspectors Association, Inc.

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Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel and Conference Centre

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The 2016 Annual Meeting and Education Seminar will be held from JUNE 12 to JUNE 14, 2016 at the Holiday Inn-Burlington Hotel and Conference Centre in Burlington. The format will once again be all-inclusive and will include 3 nights accommodation, all meals, trade show and all seminars. Please note that if you require a room for Saturday night the reservation should be made by the OPIA. The Executive is looking forward to seeing you in June!

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CSA Group Warns of Door-to-Door Inspection Scam

February 3, 2016 -- Toronto

CSA Group, a global provider of testing and certification services and a standards development organization, notifies members of the public of a door-to-door inspection scam where the individual claims to represent CSA Group and requests to inspect the homeowner’s furnace.   CSA Group employees do not attend private residences to inspect anything within a home.

Anyone who has an individual come to their door and request to inspect anything within their home on behalf of CSA Group should refuse entry, and is urged to contact the local police and CSA Group’s Anti-Counterfeiting team at: Crush.Counterfeiting@csagroup.org.

CSA Group Alerts Consumers and Manufacturers of Decorative Lighting products that Equipment Wiring Manufactured by Haiyan Renhe Electronics Co Ltd. Does Not Meet Canadian Standards

February 1, 2016 -- Toronto

CSA Group, a leading global provider of product testing and certification services and standards development, is notifying consumers, regulators, retailers and manufacturers that equipment wiring made by Haiyan Renhe Electronics Co. Ltd. may pose a risk of fire or shock hazard.

CSA Group conducted an independent investigation and determined that equipment wiring type TXF and TXFW made by Haiyan Renhe Electronics does not meet CSA standards and is a misuse of the CSA mark. This wiring is printed with CSA file “246431”.   It was used in decorative lighting products made by Zhejiang Kaifu Lamp Co. Ltd which were subject to recall by Health Canada.  This wiring may have also been used by other manufacturers of decorative light strings.

Consumers are encouraged to check the Recall and Safety Alerts Database on the Healthy Canadians website for product recall alerts issued by Health Canada and follow the directions for all products under a recall notice.

CSA Group takes the misuse of its marks very seriously and has cancelled the certification for Haiyan Renhe Electronics Co. Ltd. and removed their certification records from the Certified Product Listings on CSA Group’s website: www.csagroup.org.

Anyone with a safety concern about a CSA Group certified product is urged to send the details to: Crush.Counterfeiting@csagroup.org.

CSA Group Alerts Consumers and Retailers the OxGear Safety Boots Do Not Meet Canadian Standards

February 4, 2016

CSA Group, a leading global provider of product testing and certification services and standards development, is notifying consumers, regulators and retailers that safety boots made by Jiayi Shoes & Plastic Co. Ltd are not certified and may pose a safety risk. CSA Group conducted an independent investigation and determined that boots manufactured by Jiayi Shoes & Plastic Co. Ltd were not certified by CSA Group and do not meet the CSA standard. The affected boots are tan leather 8-inch (20-centimetre) OxGear Safety Work Boots, model number 66000.The boots display an unauthorized CSA mark and file number: 265396 on the tongue of the boot.

Consumers are encouraged to check the Recall and Safety Alerts Database on the Healthy Canadians website for product recall alerts issued by Health Canada and follow the directions for all products under a recall notice.

Anyone with a safety concern about a CSA Group certified product is urged to send the details to: Crush.Counterfeiting@csagroup.org.

About CSA Group

CSA Group is an independent, not-for-profit member-based association dedicated to advancing safety, sustainability and social good. We are an internationally-accredited standards development and testing & certification organization. We also provide consumer product evaluation and education & training services. Our broad range of knowledge and expertise includes: industrial equipment, plumbing & construction, electro-medical & healthcare, appliances & gas, alternative energy, lighting and sustainability. The CSA mark appears on billions of products around the world.

Contact

Allison Hawkins
Manager, Corporate Affairs
CSA Group
416-747-2615
allison.hawkins@csagroup.org

 

Zone and Branches can post information for members on the OPIA Web Site. Please contact Stephen Gould, C.P.S.I.

 

The Executive of the Ontario Plumbing Inspectors Association wishes to thank the following Associations, members of OPIASO and businesses and individuals for their generous contributions toward the success of the 2015 Annual Meeting and Education Seminar:

Associations
The Independent Plumbing and Heating Contractors Association, the Mechanical Contractors Association of Ontario, the Mechanical Contractors Association of Toronto, the Ontario Concrete and Drain Contractors Association, the South Central Branch of OPIA and the York Simcoe Branch of OPIA.

Members of OPIASO
Bibby-Ste Croix, Cast Iron Soil Pipe Association, OPIASO

Businesses and Individuals
J Plumbing Ltd Barrie and Rainier Blundel.

Thank You All!

The Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH), in conjunction with provincial/territorial plumbing inspectors has released a bulletin with information on the distribution and installation of uncertified plumbing products, including the current set of recognised marks. The bulletin may be accessed here.

Mechanical Business readers can now contact Rainier Blundel through the OPIA site for questions and comments on his articles. You can contact him by emailing Rainier Blundel.

 

Highlights of the Spring issue of the Bulletin include the President's Message, Executive Update, AMES Information and Code Tech questions and answers.

 
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The original Certification program of Class 1, 2, 3 and 4 Certificates which began in 1975 effectively ended on December 19th,1996 when Bill Pr67 received Royal Assent. As part of the implementation of the C.P.S.I. Certification program, two grandfathering clauses were established to recognize certificates issued under the original program.

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Tuesday, 30 December 2008 10:39

The Ontario Plumbing Inspectors Association Inc. (OPIA) is a non profit organization dedicated to protecting the health and well being of the Province of Ontario through safe plumbing. Founded in 1920, our primary purpose is to promote the improvement of plumbing standards to insure protection of the environment, promote the advancement of knowledge concerning the safe installation of plumbing and to insure safe and adequate potable water systems in the Province of Ontario.

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