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SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing, and certification company, offers comprehensive testing and certification solutions for gas appliances in the US and Canada that ensure safety for customers and security for brands, manufacturers, and retailers.

Every year, when the weather gets warmer, more people use outdoor grills – it’s one of the most popular ways to cook food. But an unsafe hot grill puts people at risk of burns, explosions and CO poisoning. According to the National Fire Protection Association every year an average of 19,700 people need emergency treatment due to grill-caused fires. Nearly half of those injuries were burns.[1]

To minimize this risk, manufacturers and suppliers must ensure their products are rigorously tested against relevant market safety regulations.

SGS provides a comprehensive range of testing solutions delivered through a global network of accredited testing laboratories. The types of tests include ignition and flame cross-lighting, ability to resist wind and rain, soundness to check for leaks, and valve endurance.

Sanjeev Gandhi, Deputy VP Hardlines, SGS, said: “As a Nationally Recognized Test Laboratory (NRTL), accredited by the American Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) and the Standards Council for Canada (SCC), we can test gas appliances and components using our first class, cost effective solutions so our clients can be confident in supplying safe products to market.

As an NRTL, SGS can certify gas appliances to relevant US standards through third party testing and certification. The SGS North American (NA) Listed Mark is a visible sign of compliance against relevant American National Standard Institution (ANSI) and Canadian Standard Association (CSA) standards by an accredited testing lab.

And if you’re going to be grilling this summer …

Simple tips your family to enjoy a safe summer grilling:

  • Propane and charcoal BBQ grills should only be used outdoors, make sure your grill is stable on a flat surface
  • The grill should be placed well away from the home and deck railings
  • If the flame goes out, wait to re-light
  • Keep your grill clean by removing grease or fat build-up
  • Never leave your grill unattended
  • Always make sure your gas grill lid is open before lighting it
  • Check the gas tank hose for leaks before using it for the first time each year


For further information contact:

Kevin Smith
Senior International Sales Executive
Connectivity & Products Business 

About SGS 

We are SGS – the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company. We are recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. Our 89,000 employees operate a network of 2,600 offices and laboratories, working together to enable a better, safer and more interconnected world.