An Urgent Bulletin from CSA Group
Gas Products No. 403
Effective Date: December 1, 2018
Date: January 4, 2017
Apply Before December 1, 2017
Announcing: Publication of ANSI Z21.50-2016 /CSA 2.22-2016, Vented Decorative Gas Appliances
Class No: 2915 81, FIREPLACES - Vented - Gas
2915 01, FIREPLACES - Vented
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Who is affected?
Manufacturers of vented decorative gas appliances.
What do you do?
1. CSA Group Service Delivery staff will contact you
to address compliance with each revision as
applicable to the product designs covered in your
affected Certification Reports. In addition to
updates to your Certificate(s) of Compliance &
Report(s), testing may be required to comply with
these revisions.
2. Please respond within thirty (30) days of
receiving CSA Group’s “Application for CSA
Certification Services” and “Quotation”
communication. You must respond no later than
December 1, 2017 in order to guarantee the
update to your certification is completed by
December 1, 2018. If testing is needed, we will
inform you of the samples required.
Approvals:
• The American National Standards Institute, Inc. on
October 31, 2016
• The Interprovincial Gas Advisory Council on
September 20, 2016
• The revisions in this standard supersede any
corresponding provisions of ANSI Z21.502014•CSA 2.22-2014 and are identical to the
coverage found in the review and comment text
dated July 2013, July 2014, November 2014, and
December 2014; plus revisions adopted at the June
2, 2016 TSC meeting
Major Revisions:
See attachment 1
For questions specific to your file or products contact your CSA Group
technical staff associate.
Go to http://www.csagroup.org/services/testing-andcertification/certified-product-listing/ and enter your Master
Contract # and the class numbers associated with this Notice to
determine which of your products are affected.
For technical questions on this Certification Notice
Contact John Kory
by phone 216.524.4990 x88125, fax 216.642.3081
or e-mail john.kory@csagroup.org
The standard edition or amendments announced in this Notice may be used for certification as of the date of issue of this Notice. The “Effective
date” in this Notice is the date on which the current requirements, applicable to Certified products listed in the affected class numbers, expire
and the standard edition or amendments announced in this Notice become the only requirements that may be used for certification.
In the event that currently certified products do not comply with the latest requirements outlined in this Notice after the “effective date”, the
certification of such models may be discontinued.
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ATTACHMENT 1
Major Revisions
The major revisions contained in ANSI Z21.50-2014•CSA 2.22-2014 are to:
Amend existing clause 4.1.23 to allow the glass barrier to be shipped separately from the appliance.
Amend the marking requirements in clauses 4.7.13 and 4.9.5 by changing the word “LP” to “PROPANE”. A new
appliance rating plate will be required for evaluation to this requirement.
Add clause 4.27.2 c requiring the appliance installation manual to state that the appliance is decorative in nature,
not a source of heat and not intended to burn solid fuel. New appliance printed instruction manuals will be
required to demonstrate compliance with this requirement.
Add clause 4.28.2 k requiring an appliance marking stating that the appliance is decorative in nature, not a
source of heat and not intended to burn solid fuel. New appliance markings will be required to demonstrate
compliance with this requirement.
Amend existing clause 4.28.2 L by changing the standard designation on the appliance data plate to “Vented
Decorative Gas Appliances”. A new appliance rating plate will be required for evaluation to this requirement.
Amend existing clause 5.3.4 to require that the gas input rate be measured at 15 minutes instead of 45 minutes.
Retesting of the appliance is not necessary to demonstrate compliance with this requirement.
Amend clause 5.12.3 and 5.12.5 to require that the delayed ignition tests be repeated under a heated condition.
Retesting of previously Certified appliances will be required.
Amend existing Annex A containing gas conversion kit requirements by replacing the word ”LP” with “propane”.
Revised conversion kit instruction will be required to demonstrate compliance with these requirements.
Amend existing Annexes E, F, G and H by removing all references to thermostats. Amended operating
instructions will be required to demonstrate compliance with these new requirements as applicable.
Add Annex J containing routine maintenance instructions for direct vent appliances intended to promote safer
operation of these appliances. A new appliance operating manual incorporating the material in Annex J must be
submitted for evaluation to demonstrate compliance with these requirements.
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