In accordance with the Chimney Safety Institute of America Product Acceptance Policy, introduced in 1997, approval granted by CSIA is limited to the specific product submitted and does not apply to all of the manufacturer’s products. Manufacturers who wish to have multiple products reviewed by CSIA Product Review Acceptance Committee must submit one application and complete documentation for each product.
Products bearing the CSIA Accepted Product logo must submit a new application on an annual basis, upon which the product will be subject to committee review.
1) Product must be related to the Hearth, Sweeping, or Chimney industry.
2) Where applicable, the product must be tested and listed to a nationally recognized performance standard, including, but not limited to applicable standards from organizations such as ANSI, ASTM, UL, CSA.
3) Product should meet nationally recognized standards for product safety. If the product has been the subject of a recall and/or public warning, the applicant must provide CSIA with sufficient documentation explaining the nature of the recall and/or warning and the corrective action taken by the manufacturer.
The Chimney Safety Institute of America makes no warranties or representations, expressed or implied, as to the fitness for a particular purpose or merchantability of any product that has been accepted to bear the CSIA Logo and associated text. It is in no manner intended that the granting of the Acceptance by CSIA shall constitute a warranty of a manufacturer’s product(s) by CSIA or shall impute any liability to CSIA for any injuries to persons or damage to property occasioned by the use of a manufacturer’s product(s). Accordingly, manufacturers that apply for, and that receive CSIA Acceptance agree to indemnify and hold harmless CSIA, its officers, directors, agents and employees, as well as the officers, directors, agents, employees, and members of its affiliated professional association, the National Chimney Sweep Guild, from and against any and all claims, actions, injuries, damages, expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, and/or liability arising from the use of manufacturer’s products. Such obligations of manufacturer shall survive the termination of any CSIA Accepted Product agreement.
For more information on the CSIA Accepted Product Policy or to request an application, please contact The Chimney Safety Institute of America.