Effective December 31, 2014
Effective Date (see Schedule below): December 31, 2014
Impact Statement: A review of all Listing Reports currently certified to only CSA C22.2 No. 12 is necessary to identify nightlight certifications which will need to be evaluated and moved to CSA C22.2 No. 256. If a CSA C22.2 No. 12 Certified nightlight is also dual listed to UL 1786, it can be immediately moved to CSA C22.2 No. 256-05 as it is a harmonized bi-national standard with UL 1786. NOTE: Effective immediately, nightlights are evaluated and certified to CSA C22.2 No. 256-05.
Overview of Changes: New/revised requirements were included in CSA C22.2 No. 256 (harmonized and bi-national with UL 1786) when published in December 2005. Specific details of new/revised requirements are found in table below.
Schedule: So that shipping of products with Listing Marks will not be interrupted, an approximate schedule has been established to ensure Listing Reports are found compliant by Effective Date:
Fees: A quote will be prepared for the necessary re-evaluation and test of nightlights of any currently certified to CSA C22.2 No. 12 for the move to CSA C22.2 No. 256-05 listings.
Client Action Required:
Information – To assist our Engineer with review of your Listing Reports, please submit technical information in response to the new/revised paragraphs noted in the attached or explain why these new/revised requirements do not apply to your product (s).
Current Listings Not Active? – Please immediately identify any current Listing Reports or products that are no longer active and should be removed from our records. We will do this at no charge as long as Intertek is notified in writing prior to the review of your reports.
NOTE: Additions to existing requirements are underlined and deletions are shown
lined out below.
The new requirements for nightlights contained in CSA C22.2 No. 256-05 as compared to CSA C22.2 No. 12 (no longer allowed to be used to evaluate nightlights) were issued by CSA in a public internet document “CERTIFICATION Notice” dated December 29, 2006 located at csa.ca:
|NEW constructions & test requirements noted below:|
|7.2.1||Minimum flammability V-2, HWI and CTI parameters added|
|7.2.5||Minimum RTI of 60 for thermoplastics and 100 for thermosets|
|7.6.1||Plug blades copper/copper alloy only. No aluminum permitted|
|7.10.1||Only candelabra type E12 screw type lampholders permitted|
|7.13||Spacings for electroluminescent panels|
|7.16||Section added for nightlights with electroluminescent panels|
|7.17||Incandescent lamps provided have to meet lamp dimenstions|
|7.18||Receptacles evaluated to CSA C22.2 No. 42, including retention of plugs, overload, resistance to arcing, etc.|
|13||Catalog/model number marked on product (not previously in standard)|
|Fig 9||Lamp base test gauge. Should show E12 and not incorrect E13.|
|9.2||Test lamp base created, See clause 7.10.2|
|10.6||Pull test. See Table 10.|
|11.3||1000 Amp limited S/C test for relampable device with electronic switching|
|11.6||Voltage surge test for electroluminescent panels.|
|11.7||Humidity conditioning test for electroluminescent panels.|
|11.8||Leakage current test for electroluminescent panels|
|11.9||Ground continuity/bond impedance test|
|Fig 13 & 14||Surge generator circuit|
CUSTOMERS PLEASE NOTE: This Table and column "Verdict" can be used in determining how your current or future production is or will be in compliance with new/revised requirements.