Consumer Product and Cosmetics Reports Received - Quarterly Data October 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015


419 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 66%, Consumer 34%

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 31%
Housewares 24%
Electronics 13%
Children’s Products 10%
Home & Automobile Maintenance 7%
Grooming Products & Accessories 5%
Sports, Recreation & Hobby 4%
Clothing, Textiles & Accessories 4%
Outdoor Living 3%

Top 5 product types based on number of reports received

  1. Ranges or Ovens, Not Specified: 38;
  2. Televisions: 33;
  3. Laundry Soaps or Detergents: 23;
  4. Dishwashers : 17;
  5. Diapers: 11.

135 reports including injury

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


Top 3 Injury Types

Irritation/Allergic Reaction: 42;

Cut: 24;

Burns: 21.

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