Consumer Product and Cosmetics Reports Received - Quarterly Data October 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016
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 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.
|Category||PercentageTable 1 footnote 1|
Table 1 footnotes
|Home & Automobile Maintenance||9%|
|Grooming Products & Accessories||5%|
|Clothing, Textiles & Accessories||3%|
|Sports, Recreation & Hobby||3%|
Top 5 product types based on number of reports received
Not every report Health Canada receives involves an injury. Over the time period, injuries, including deaths, were reported in 39% of reports received.
Top 3 Injury Types
- Irritation/Allergic Reaction: 68
- Burns: 41
- Cut: 39
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