EFC Launches Industry Portal for GUV Devices to Promote Advancement of Safety in the Market

TORONTO, May 3, 2021 – Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) is the voice for advocacy and the advancement of safety in Canada. EFC is pleased to announce the launch of an industry web portal to provide channel partners with timely resources and guidance on Germicidal UV (GUV) devices. These devices are a proven and effective means to prevent the spread of infectious bacteria and viruses. Health Canada is currently reviewing GUV devices for safe use in public and shared spaces.

There is an urgent need for GUV devices to be registered by Health Canada before they can be sold in the Canadian market. It is important for channel partners to be aware that only registered GUV products* can be offered for sale, installation and use in Canada.

It Takes a Community to Champion Safety
EFC’s members are experts in designing, producing and selling products that exceed safety regulations and support Canada’s testing and certification processes to protect consumers. Our members support Health Canada’s commitment to protecting the safety of Canadians.

Several Manufacturer members from EFC’s Lighting business section have partnered with EFC to develop a GUV Devices Industry Portal to provide guidance on:

  • Where to search for registered GUV devices, as they become approved by Health Canada
  • How to submit a report to Health Canada if an unregistered GUV device is found in the Canadian market
  • Frequently asked questions about product registration requirements and the safe use of GUV devices

For full details on GUV devices in the Canadian market, access the industry portal at: https://www.electrofed.com/businesssections/guv/

About Electro-Federation Canada (EFC)
Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) is a national, not-for-profit industry association that represents over 220 member companies that manufacture, distribute, market and sell a wide range of electrical products. EFC is the voice for advocacy and the advancement of safety in Canada by collaborating with government, certification agencies and regulators to promote the availability and safe use of approved electrical products. EFC members contribute over $10B to the Canadian economy and employ over 43,000 workers in over 1,300 factories across the country. Learn more at https://www.electrofed.com/.


For more information, contact:


Daniela De Marco
Marketing Specialist
Electro-Federation Canada

Swati Vora-Patel
Vice President, Marketing & Channel Development
Electro-Federation Canada



*Exemption: Health Canada requires registration of final GUV products. UV-C lamps and components are considered parts of GUV products, and therefore, do not need to be registered.