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Notice of Products Falsely Represented as Certified to SFI Specification 16.1 by “TANAKA” on Amazon and Ebay

Posted By: Steve Baur
SFI has discovered TANAKA driver restraint assemblies falsely represented as certified to SFI specification 16.1 and currently being sold through Ebay and Amazon. TANAKA was removed from the SFI 16.1 program in January of 2019 due to testing failures and unauthorized use of SFI labels. TANAKA does not have the legal right to use the SFI logo, term, or label. TANAKA products do not conform to SFI specification 16.1.


It should be noted that for any spec program, certification that products meet the minimum standards is made by the submitting manufacturer. Products are NOT certified, endorsed or approved by SFI. Retailers and other entities looking for suppliers to market products certified by their manufacturers to SFI specifications under private label agreements should check the list of participating manufacturers list on SFI’s website: https://sfifoundation.com/manufacturer-list/.

Also, SFI Specifications require that the certifying manufacturer’s name or logo appear on or in the product, even when another name or logo also appears on the product due private branding. Please contact SFI with any concerns or inquiries about questionable product or manufacturer at (858) 451-8868 or via email at [email protected].

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