CSA Group Warns of Safety Footwear Displaying Unauthorized CSA Group Certification Marks

Toronto, October 12, 2016 – CSA Group, a global provider of testing and certification services and a leading standards development organization, notifies consumers of unauthorized use of CSA Group Trademarks on Safety Footwear sold in the Canadian market. The Safety footwear display an unauthorized CSA Group’s certification mark implying the footwear has been certified. There are various “Daffo” branded footwear models and styles.  Affected footwear is best identified by the lack of a “white CSA Certification label” (below), or the white CSA Certification label is attached to the inside of the tongue, but is missing the date code on the factory label: 23-16 There have been no reports of injury to date. Consumers are encouraged to check CSA Group’s certified product listing to verify the certification of products.  Consumers with the affected models are advised to immediately discontinue use of the product and to contact CSA Group’s anti-counterfeiting team at [email protected]. Company: “DAFFO” branded Model: various models and styles identified Identification: The affected footwear lacks the white label as seen above, or the white label has no date code.  The footwear displays unauthorized CSA Group “Green Triangle” and “Omega” certification marks for footwear as shown in the photos below: 23-16-1 23-16-2 23-163 Recall 23-16 23-16-5 23-16-6 23-16-7

About CSA Group

CSA Group is a global organization dedicated to safety, social good and sustainability. CSA Group is one of the largest standards development organizations in North America – conducting research and developing standards for a broad range of technologies and functional areas.  CSA Group is also a global provider of testing, inspection and certification services for products in many market sectors – and a leader in safety and environmental certification for Canada and the US. The CSA certification mark appears on billions of products worldwide. For more information about CSA Group, please visit www.csagroup.org.