Media Advisory - Don't toy around with fakes - experts show holiday shoppers how to spot counterfeit gift items



    One of Santa's helpers engaged to crush a small mountain of
    counterfeit goods

    TORONTO, Oct. 25 /CNW/ - Today CSA International, together with the RCMP,
Health Canada and the Association of Canadian Fire Chiefs will highlight the
potential dangers of counterfeit and uncertified products as Canadians head
into the busy holiday shopping season.
    The holiday season is a time of year when counterfeit products are most
prevalent, and they could turn a warm family celebration into an unmitigated
disaster. Giving a counterfeit or unsafe item as a gift could mean
unintentionally putting family and friends at risk of serious or fatal injury
or illness.
    Following brief remarks, media will be invited to observe one of Santa's
helpers, manning heavy construction equipment, crushing a small mountain of
counterfeit items, including holiday lights and decorations.

    
    What:     Experts advise consumers on the potential dangers of
              counterfeit and uncertified products as Canadians head into the
              busy holiday shopping season.

    Who:
              -  Doug Geralde, Director, Audits and Investigations, CSA Group
              -  Ken Hansen, Director, Federal Enforcement Branch, RCMP
              -  Mark Veitch, Compliance Specialist, Product Safety
                 Programme, Health Canada
              -  Don Warden, Executive Director, Canadian Association of
                 Fire Chiefs

    Where:    Yonge Dundas Square
              South East corner of Yonge St. and Dundas St.
              Toronto

    When:     Thursday, October 25, 2007, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

    Visuals:  The on-site destruction of counterfeit items, including holiday
              lights and decorations, by one of Santa's helpers.
    





For further information:

For further information: Anthony Toderian, CSA Group, (416) 747-2620,
anthony.toderian@csagroup.org; Deborah Rowe, Environics Communications, (416)
969-2712, drowe@environicspr.com

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