Consumer Product and Cosmetics Reports Received - Quarterly Data January 1, 2016 to March 31, 2016


451 reports received by Health Canada

Health Canada regularly receives reports on human health or safety concerns related to consumer products and cosmetics. Consumer products are covered under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act while cosmetics are covered under the Food and Drugs Act.

Industry 54%, Consumer 46%

Industry is required to submit reports to Health Canada when they become aware of an incident related to their consumer product. Consumers report concerns about consumer products and cosmetics on a voluntary basis.

Percentage of reports received by product category
Category Percentage
Appliances 23%
Housewares 23%
Electronics 15%
Children’s Products 13%
Home & Automobile Maintenance 9%
Grooming Products & Accessories 6%
Clothing, Textiles & Accessories 6%
Outdoor Living 3%
Sports, Recreation & Hobby 3%

Top 5 product types based on number of reports received

  1. Ranges or Ovens, Not Specified: 32;
  2. Telephones or Accessories: 17;
  3. Cosmetics: 16;
  4. Computers: 15;
  5. Laundry Soaps or Detergents: 12.

130 reports including injury

Not every report Health Canada receives involves an injury. Over the time period, injuries, including deaths, were reported in 29% of reports received.


Top 3 Injury Types

Irritation/Allergic Reaction: 42;

Cut: 23;

Burns: 18.

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