CAN-CSA-E60335-2-43:13, Household and similar electrical appliances — Safety — Part 2-43: Particular requirements for clothes dryers and towel rails

Effective December 31, 2017

Standard Information
Standard Number:
CAN/CSA-E60335-2-43:13
Standard Name:
Household and similar electrical appliances — Safety — Part 2-43: Particular requirements for clothes dryers and towel rails
Standard Edition and Issue Date:
3rd Edition Issued March 1, 2013
Date of Previous Revisions to Standard:
2nd Edition Issued May 1, 2001 and Reaffirmed 2010
 
Effective Date of New/Revised Requirements

Effective Date: December 31, 2017

 
Impact, Overview, Fees and Action Required

Impact Statement: A review of all Listing Reports is necessary to determine which products comply with new/revised requirements and which products will require re-evaluation. NOTE: Effective immediately, this revised standard will be exclusively used for evaluation of new products unless the Applicant requests in writing that current requirements be used along with their understanding that their listings will be withdrawn on Effective Date noted above, unless the product is found to comply with new/revised requirements.

Overview of Changes:

  • Additional installation instructions for fixed towel rails
  • A test is added to doors of clothes dryers
  • A test is added to appliances with horizontally hinged doors

Specific details of new/revised requirements are found in table below.

If the applicable requirements noted in the table are not described in your report(s), these requirements will need to be confirmed as met and added to your report(s) such as markings, instructions, test results, etc. (as required).

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 – Please immediately identify any current Listing Reports or products that are no longer active and should be removed from our records.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.

 
Description of New/Revised Technical Requirements
ClauseVerdictComment
7InfoMarking and instructions
7.12.1 Additional installation instructions for fixed towel rails are specified;

The installation instructions for fixed towel rails shall include the substance of the
following:

WARNING:
In order to avoid a hazard for very young children, this appliance should be installed
so that the lowest heated rail is at least 600 mm above the floor.

The instructions for fixed towel rails likely to be used in a bathroom shall state that
the towel rail is to be installed so that switches and other controls cannot be touched
by a person in the bath or shower. This instruction is not necessary if the towel rail is
at least IPX4.
20InfoStability and mechanical hazards
  A test is added to ensure that the doors of clothes dryers can be opened from
the inside;

The doors of clothes dryers that contains a free space shall be capable of being
opened from the inside.

Compliance is checked by inspection, by measurement and by the following test.

A force is applied to a point, equivalent to an accessible inside point, of each
appropriate door of the appliance, at the midpoint of the edge farthest from the hinge
axis in the direction perpendicular to the plane of the door.

The force shall be applied at a rate not exceeding 15 N/s and the door shall open
before the force exceeds 70 N.
20.103 A test is added to ensure that appliances with horizontally hinged doors have
adequate stability when the door is subjected to a load;

Appliances with horizontally hinged doors shall have adequate stability when the
open door is subjected to a load.

Compliance is checked by the following test.

The empty appliance is placed on a horizontal surface and a mass of 23 kg applied
to the centre of the open door.

The appliance shall not tilt.

NOTE Damage and deformation of doors and hinges are neglected
25InfoSupply connection and external flexible cords
25.1A New requirement that household clothes dryers be provided with a Type DRT power supply cord suitable for the application and with a molded-on attachment plug as required by Rule 26-744 of the CEC, part I

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.