Product Safety
Voluntary Action Plan for Product Safety
Monday, December 08, 2008

Canon Precision Inc. has adopted a Product Safety Policy in keeping with its corporate philosophy in order to contribute to social enrichment by delivering advanced, high-quality products and services that safely meet the needs of our customers. Under this policy, we formulated the Voluntary Action Plan for Product Safety shown below. We shall implement it in collaboration with the other corporate members of the Canon Group.

• Compliance with Laws and Regulations
Canon Precision shall abide by all relevant laws, regulations, guidelines, and rules concerning product safety in addition to complying with the Policy on Product Safety and the Voluntary Action Plan for Product Safety. Toward this end, we shall compile and standardize the education and training programs required to impart a good understanding of the laws and regulations mentioned above and provide these programs to our employees.
• Ensuring Product Safety
1. Compliance with and Revision of Our Safety Standards
  • To ensure the safety of our products, we shall infallibly follow our own safety standards in addition to legal and industrial safety requirements.
  • In the interests of ensuring product safety, we shall pursue product development, design, and production in a manner that satisfies our own safety standards as well as legal and industrial safety requirements while ensuring conformity with standards and requirements at each stage prior to shipment.
  • We shall continually review and revise our safety standards to maintain consistency with societal developments and technical progress.
2. Using Labeling to Prevent Product-related Accidents
  • Canon Precision shall provide customer-friendly precautionary labels and indications on packages and delivery specifications while ensuring ease of noticing, reading, and understanding the instructions.
  • In the interests of preventing product accidents, we shall constantly improve on our labeling and seek to devise easier-to-understand labels.
3. Ensuring Product Safety and Accident Prevention through Education and Training
  • Utilizing our quality education system for our employees, Canon Precision shall continually implement education and training in product safety technologies.
  • For businesses that purchase our products, we will continue to provide the required information on product safety.
• Responding to Product-related Accidents
1. Establishing a Framework for Gathering Product-related Accident Information
  • Canon Precision shall compile product accident information and other quality-related information - including opinions on quality and information on product defects that could cause accidents - from within Canon Precision and from outside organizations, such as businesses that purchase Canon Precision products, industry organizations, public institutions, and their employees. Toward this end, we shall implement a system that compiles information from external entities and communicates information to relevant internal organizations.
  • We shall utilize our IT management system to ensure expedited communication and sharing of collected information.
  • Important information, specifically information on product-related accidents, shall be reported to upper-level management in order to prompt a company-wide response.
  • Following analysis of the collected information, Canon Precision shall implement appropriate countermeasures and make the necessary modifications in product development, design, and production in addition to affixing warning labels and meeting delivery specifications.
2. Providing Information to Customers
  • Canon Precision shall promptly and appropriately provide information to businesses purchasing our products regarding serious product accidents according to the Consumer Product Safety Act.
3. Responding Appropriately to Product-related Accidents (with recalls, repairs and the like)
  • In the event of a product-related accident, Canon Precision shall immediately take steps to prevent a recurrence by launching an investigation into the cause of the accident. In addition, we shall take appropriate measures (such as recalls and repairs) by collaborating with the companies purchasing our products.
• Ensuring the Effectiveness of Our Voluntary Action Plan for Product Safety
  • To ensure the effectiveness of the Voluntary Action Plan for Product Safety, Canon Precision shall develop an effective implementation system while continually reviewing and organizing its internal rules.
  • We shall conduct internal audits and other periodic monitoring efforts to ensure the effectiveness of the Action Plan by undertaking any necessary improvements.
  • Upper management shall periodically review the Action Plan and implement necessary revisions.
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