Multi-Agency Effort Shuts Down Manufacturer/Distributor of Unapproved Industrial Gas Ovens
Based on a Canadian Standards Association (CSA) investigation, Toronto Police and TSSA Fuels Safety inspectors executed a search warrant earlier this week against Kitchen Queen, a Toronto-based manufacturer of fuel-fired kitchen equipment alleged to have manufactured and distributed unapproved equipment and forged CSA rating plates.
Standards to certify and approve equipment and codes for proper installation are fundamental to our safety system.
The owner of Kitchen Queen, Gautam Mashetty, was arrested and charged with manufacturing and selling the unapproved industrial gas ovens and using counterfeit safety certificates.
The public safety risk is potentially national in scope, given that Kitchen Queen is one of the largest manufacturer/distributors of Tandoori gas ovens in Canada. TSSA is working with Health Canada to discuss issuing a nation-wide product recall.
If you’ve got questions about this equipment or its installation, please contact TSSA’s Fuels Technical Services team at 416-734-2726 or email email@example.com.
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What does the CSA mark mean?
The CSA mark indicates that a product has been tested against and has met the requirements for safety, performance and/or energy efficiency for the U.S. and/or Canada. These requirements are based on nationally recognized Canadian and/or U.S. standards as well as any other recognized documents that are used as a basis for certification.
Only when a product has been certified to an applicable standard is it entitled to bear the appropriate CSA mark. CSA marks may appear on product packaging or be located on the product itself, depending on the individual requirements of each applicable standard.
For consumers, the mark can help provide increased assurance of quality and safety. For manufacturers, the international recognition of the CSA mark can help you enter into foreign markets.
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