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Old 03-28-04, 01:06 PM   #27 (permalink)
Join Date: Mar-2003
Location: Ontario Canada
Age: 58
Posts: 1,485
The Dollarama extension cords are fine! They are all CSA or cUL approved. I work with CSA and am involved with inspections, and getting products certified. I check that kind of thing.
It's illegal to sell electrical products that aren't approved. They'd be pulled from the shelves if that was going on in such a big chain store. cUL is also fine in Canada.
It means they have been UL approved(the US underwriters agency) but in harmony with Canadian Standards as denoted by the small c prefix

If somebody's barn burnt down because of an extension cord, it was probably overloaded or damaged, and that can happen with any make, whether its approved or not. It can also be the result of a bad plug or short in the load that plugs into the cord, and not the cord itself
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