CSA International announces consumer safety alert for Juche Electric Group Company-branded circuit breakers

    TORONTO, Sept. 20 /CNW/ - CSA International is announcing a consumer
safety alert regarding Juche Electric Group Company-branded circuit breakers
manufactured in China. The affected circuit breakers bear counterfeit
(unauthorized) registered trademarks belonging to CSA International and may
pose a serious risk for fire and/or electrical shock.
    These circuit breakers are installed as components in portable gasoline
and diesel powered generators. These generators have been widely sold and
distributed via retail outlets, as well as online at various websites, and
through equipment auction houses. The generators were sold throughout North
America. These circuit breakers could be installed in generators which may or
may not bear a separate certification mark for the entire unit.
    An investigation by CSA International has revealed that these circuit
breakers do not meet the applicable CSA standards and fail to trip within the
prescribed time limits. The product is not certified by CSA and there are no
Juche Electric Group Co. Ltd products that are eligible to bear the CSA
International certification mark.
    The circuit breakers are light grey in color with a blue actuator handle.
The CSA International certification mark monogram may appear with other
certification marks and/or the CE mark. The circuit breakers have the name
"Juche" indicating that they were manufactured by Juche Electric Group Company
of Wenzhou, Zhejaing, China. The circuit breaker model numbers observed to
date are C30, C25, C20 and C16.
    Consumers should immediately stop using any generator that has one or
more of these circuit breakers installed and should contact their point of
purchase. No incidents of fire or injury have been reported.

    About CSA International

    CSA International is a provider of product testing and certification
services for electrical, mechanical, plumbing, gas and a variety of other
products. Recognized in the U.S., Canada and around the world, CSA's marks
appear on billions of products worldwide. CSA International is a division of
CSA Group, which also includes: CSA, a developer of standards and codes;
OnSpeX for consumer product evaluation services; and QMI, a leading North
American management systems registrar. CSA International can be found online
at www.csa-international.org

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For further information:

For further information: Anthony Toderian, Senior Media Relations
Officer, CSA Group, T: (416) 747-2620, E: anthony.toderian@csagroup.org

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