CSA Group

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August 04, 2014 09:00 ET

Midea Group is First Organization to Achieve CSA Group Certification to New Tri-National North American Standard for Heating and Cooling Equipment

GUANGZHOU, CHINA--(Marketwired - Aug. 4, 2014) - CSA Group, a leading global provider of testing and certification services and a standards development organization, today officially announced its first certification of Midea Group's dehumidifiers to the new CSA/UL/ANCE tri-national standard for heating and cooling equipment: CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 60355-2-40-12. Midea Group has received certification well in advance of the mandatory compliance required by November 30, 2022.

Midea Group, a leading global manufacturer of consumer and home appliances, including heating and air conditioning units and dehumidifiers, achieved certification to the Canada/United States/Mexico tri-national standard for its dehumidifiers.

"This is a great accomplishment for Midea," said Mr. Jiang Yi, Vice President, China and Hong Kong, CSA Group. "By achieving certification to the standard now, well before the requirement, they will have a competitive advantage in North America.CSA Group is proud to promote the adoption of new technologies that help our clients become global leaders through innovation and forward thinking business practices."

This is the first CSA Group certification project to the harmonized tri-national standard. As of November 30, 2022 all manufacturers of electrical heat pumps, air-conditioners and dehumidifiers must comply with the new standard. The standard is based on the IEC standard with minimized changes for the North American market. Products that meet the standard conform to a single set of requirements to produce one product for worldwide use.

"Our two organizations have a long standing relationship. CSA Group helped develop the tri-national standard and brought considerable knowledge and expertise to the process," said Mr.Wu Wenxin,The CEO of Residential Air Conditioner Division, Midea Group "We wanted to be progressive in our approach by ensuring our products met the requirements ahead of the curve, and Midea Group is thrilled to have the first product CSA Group has certified to this standard."

As the new tri-national standard is based on the IEC standard, early compliance can benefit manufacturers in a number of ways; it means products meet global standards giving access to numerous markets and allows for one set of designs and tests for products, helping to reduce development costs for new products. Compliance with the new standard, fulfills the requirements in CSA standards C22.2 No.92-1971, C22.2 No.117-1970, C22.2 No.236-11, and CAN/CSA-E60335-2-40-01, and UL standards UL 474, UL 484, and UL 1995.

About CSA Group

CSA Group is an independent, not-for-profit membership association dedicated to safety, social good and sustainability. Its knowledge and expertise encompass standards development; training and advisory solutions; global testing and certification services across key business areas including hazardous location and industrial, plumbing and construction, medical, safety and technology, appliances and gas, alternative energy, lighting and sustainability; as well as consumer product evaluation services. The CSA certification mark appears on billions of products worldwide. For more information about CSA Group visit www.csagroup.org.

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