The Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) warns of counterfeit gold “Certified Automotive Lift” labels applied to automotive lifts.
The following is a safety notification from ALI that certain automotive lifts from Budget Automotive Equipment Inc. installed in Ontario and possibly other Canadian provinces or US States may bear a fraudulent declaration of compliance and product certification intended to mislead lift purchasers, users, and Authorities Having Jurisdiction.
ALI advises that a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) has not evaluated automotive lifts bearing the gold label above. Therefore, the claim “Conforms to the provisions of ANSI standards” is untrue.
ANSI authorizes only accredited certification agencies to use its certification mark. As of this safety bulletin, ANSI has accredited only the Automotive Lift Institute for automotive lift evaluations. The use of ANSI’s mark is inappropriate and not authorized for use by Budget Automotive Equipment Inc.
As of this safety bulletin, Budget Automotive Equipment Inc. does not appear in the online CSA Group Product Listing. Therefore, the claim “Certified to CAN/CSA STD C22.2 No.68” is untrue and use of CSA’s certification mark is not authorized.
The fraudulent label depicted above resembles ALI’s gold certification label; however it was applied to automotive lifts that are not certified by ALI or any organization represented on the label. Owners of automotive lifts bearing the fraudulent label should remove the label immediately. Then, a qualified lift inspector should inspect the lift.
Lifts tested and found to meet the requirements outlined in the ANSI/ALI ALCTV standard receive an ALI Gold Certification Label. ALI lists these lifts ALI Directory of Certified Lifts found online at www.autolift.org.