Health Canada Consumer Product Safety and Cosmetics Reports Received - Quarterly Data January 1, 2017 to March 31, 2017

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.
638:  Number of reports received by Health Canada

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 industry reports and consumer reports: 54%, 46%

Percentage of reports received by product category
Appliances: 28%; Housewares: 28%; Electronics: 15%; Children’s Products: 11%;  Home & Automobile Maintenance: 6%; Grooming Products & Accessories: 4%; Outdoor Living: 3%; Clothing, Textiles & Accessories: 3%; Sports, Recreation & Hobby: 2%.
Note: total does not always add up to 100 due to rounding

Top 5 product types based on number of reports received
Telephones or Accessories: 54; Thermostats: 45; Lightbulbs: 32; Electric Ranges or Ovens: 22; Cosmetics: 18

Not every report Health Canada receives involves an injury.  Over the time period, injuries, including deaths, were reported in 32% of reports received.
204: Number of reports including an injury

Top 3 Injury Types
Irritation/Allergic Reaction: 52; Burns: 52; Cut: 35.

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