This organizations use of nine Key Performance Indicators can serve as a guideline to other countries in the pursuit of safer products.
CSA International is the abbreviation for Canadian Standards Association International (CSA), a provider of product testing and certification services. CSA tests products for compliance to national and international standards and issues certification marks for qualified products. Certification marks tell potential customers and users that a product has been evaluated by a formal process-involving examination, testing and follow-up inspection-and that it complies with applicable standards for safety and performance
According to CSA’s website they have nine KPI’s for measuring performance during 2009. One of them CSA International and OnSpeX Monitor Product Recalls to Help Protect Consumers is used to monitor product recalls so that they can rely on global supply chains to provide safe products to the market.
Since January 1998, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued 3,428 product recalls and Health Canada has issued 493. Part of what we do every day at CSA International is to monitor these recalls, become involved if they bear the CSA certification mark and take lessons learned back into the standards development.
At SafeSourcing we monitor the activities of organizations like the CSA so that our customers do not need to. What tools does your solution provider use to make sure that the products you buy are safe.
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