Name and shame: Standards Authority releases list of substandard cables et al

The Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) says it is “extremely concerned” about the presence of sub-standard electrical cables on the Ghanaian market. “This is because sub-standard electrical products, like other sub standard consumer goods, poses a danger to the health and safety of consumers and also threatens the environment,” the Authority said in a statement Monday. The Authority in accordance with section 3(2)(e) of the Standards Authority Act, 1973 (NRCD 173) and regulation 8 and 9 of LI 1541 conducted market surveillance on electrical cables across the Country aimed at ensuring that specific products imported into the Ghanaian market meet the requirements of  Standards to protect health and  safety. According to the GSA, a number of products sampled during the exercise failed the requirement of the critical parameter tests and labeling test. CHECK LIST OF FAILED PRODUCTS HERE The Authority said it is taking the companies through the necessary action to address specific issues identified with their products in accordance with law. It is also appealing to the general public to support the exercise to rectify the situation and sanitise the market. The Authority also published names of companies that passed the critical parameter tests and labeling test. Below is the list of the products approved by GSA as of September 30, 2018:

NO. BRAND NAME/TRADE MARK SIZE: sq. mm (mm2) STATUS
MADE IN GHANA CABLES
1. TROPICAL 1.5, 2.5, (3×2.5) & 16.0           PASS
2. NEXANS (2×0.75), 1.5, (3×2.5),   4.0 & (4×25) PASS
3. REROY 1.5, 2.5 & 16 PASS
IMPORTED CABLES
4. EBION 1.5 & 2.5 PASS
5. BGC 2.5 PASS
6. POWER CABLE 1.5 & 2.5 PASS
7. VETO 1.5 & 2.5 PASS
8. GOLDAGI 1.5, 2.5, 4.0 & 10.0 PASS
9. PROTODUR 2.5, 4.0 & 6.0 PASS
10. ESL 1.5 & 2.5 PASS
11. RR KABELS 1.5 & 2.5 PASS
12. CABLE PLUS 1.5, 2.5 & 4.0 PASS
13. HES KABLO 1.5, 2.5 & 4.0 PASS
14. DRAKA 2.5 & 4.0 PASS
15. OZLER 1.5, 2.5 & 10.0 PASS
16. ASTRO UNIQUE 1.5 & 2.5 PASS
17. PRYSMIAN 1.5 & 2.5 PASS
18. WISDOM CABLE 2.5 PASS
19. NEWSUN 1.5 & 2.5 PASS
20. VLEAD 6.0 PASS
21. HELUKABEL 16.0 PASS
22. POWER PLUS 1.5, 2.5, 4.0, 6.0 & 10 PASS
23. FOCUS 1.5, 2.5, 4.0 & 16.0 PASS
24. AK UNION 2.5 PASS
25. VATAN KABLO 1.5 & 2.5 PASS
26. STANDARD 1.5, 4.0 & 6.0 PASS
27. PRYSMIAN 1.5, 2.5, 4.0 & 10.0 PASS
28. BAHRA 1.5, 2.5, 4.0 & 6.0 PASS
29. ROLLER KABLO 2.5 PASS
30. AAA 1.5, 2.5, 4.0 & 6.0 PASS
31. BORSAN 1.5 & 2.5 PASS
32. DT KABLO 1.5, 2.5 & 6.0 PASS
33. KABEL PLUS 2.5& 10.0 PASS
34. RAKAB 1.5 & 2.5 PASS
35. FINOLEX 2.5 & 4.0 PASS
36. PAANAB 2.5 PASS
37. ELITE ELEGANCE 6.0 PASS
38. HAVEL 1.5 PASS
39. ELEGANCE 1.5 PASS
40. HISAR KABLO 1.5, 2.5, 6.0 & (3×2.5) PASS
41. XIONG DIAN 1.5 & 2.5 PASS
42. ZR-BVR 1.5 & 2.5 PASS
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 In another development, the Authority also published names of some footwear companies with substandard products on the market. It added their location and products name. Click here for the failed products Source: 3news.com | Ghana]]>