Consumer Product Safety and Cosmetics Reports Received by the Consumer Product Safety Directorate
Quarterly Data from July 1, 2018 to September 30, 2018
The Consumer Product Safety Directorate 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.
531: Number of reports received by the Consumer Product Safety Directorate
Industry is required to submit reports to the Consumer Product Safety Directorate 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: 55% and 45% respectively
Percentage of reports received by product category
Housewares: 24%; Appliances: 16%; Children's Products: 14%; Electronics: 13%; Grooming Products and Accessories: 9%; Outdoor Living: 9%; Home and Automobile Maintenance: 9%; Sports, Recreation, and Hobby: 4%; Clothing, Textiles, and Accessories: 2%.
Note: Total does not always add up to 100 due to rounding
Top 5 product types based on number of reports received
Cosmetics: 44; Telephones or Accessories: 24; Diapers: 24; Laundry Soap or Detergents: 18; Electric Ranges or Ovens: 16
Not every report the Consumer Product Safety Directorate receives involves an injury. Over the time period, injuries, including deaths, were reported in 42% of reports received.
221: Number of reports including an injury
Top 3 Injury Types
Irritations: 62; Cuts: 52; Burns: 26.
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