ISO Guide 27:1983 Guidelines for corrective action to be taken by a certification body in the event of misuse of its mark of conformity
Customers and assessors are asked to now refer to ISO Guide 27:1983 Guidelines for corrective action to be taken by a certification body in the event of misuse of its mark of conformity, and cease referring to CAN-P-1527 - Guidelines for Corrective Action - October 2000 (Adoption of ISO/IEC Guide 27:1983).
This change affects accredited and applicant product, process, and service certification bodies, as well as SCC assessors.
Historically, SCC has adopted ISO Guide 27:1983 as CAN-P-1527. However, the text of the two documents has been identical. As SCC no longer adopts documents in such a manner and as part of the CAN-P modernization project, we are now phasing out the existing adoptions, and reverting to referring to the actual international standard itself.
Last reviewed and confirmed in 2014, the purpose of this Guide is to identify a series of procedures which a national certification body (non-governmental) should consider in deciding how to respond to a reported misuse of its registered mark of conformity (i.e. violation of a contract, inadequate quality control, or error in assessment of conformity) or a situation in which a certified product is subsequently found to be hazardous (i.e. due to inadequate standard, unanticipated end-use of a product or a manufacturing defect).
This change is effective immediately.
Please contact Cynthia Milito, Vice President – Accreditation Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org or +1 613 238 3222 ext. 489 for more information.