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Every gas-powered equipment or appliance sold in the province of Québec must be approved by an organization which is recognized by the RBQ.
These organizations must affix their seal or label to attest to the compliance of the equipment or appliance with Canadian standards. The products certified by a certification agency which is not Canadian must bear the indication “c” or “ca” in lower case characters, at the 8 ’o clock position, or a maple leaf on the seal or label.
As this requirement has been in force only since February 24, 1999, one may find products bearing the certification marking without that “c” or “ca” indication, such as:
Below, the RBQ provides to you a non-exhaustive list of the seals and labels which are relevant to the gas-powered equipment and appliances, as well as the contact information of the various certification agencies.
Other organizations could be recognized by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC). Consult the Directory of Accredited Product to know their scope of accreditation.
|Sceals and labels||Agencies|
|Canadian Standards Association (CSA)|
|Underwriters’ Laboratories of Canada (ULC)|
|Les Services d’essais Intertek AN ltée (WH, cETL)|
|Underwriters Laboratories Incorporated (cUL)|
|OMNI-Test Laboratories, Inc. (cO-TL)|
|LabTest Certification Inc. (cLC)|
|PFS TECO T|
|Quality Auditing Institute (QAI)|
|IAPMO Research and testing inc.|
|ICC Evaluation Service, LLC (ICC ES PMG)|
|Groupe Canadien d’Approbation Inc. (CGA)|