Consumer Product Enforcement Summary Report

The Consumer Product Enforcement Summary Reports provide information to industry and consumers on products reviewed by Health Canada. The Reports inform Canadians as to which products met or did not meet safety standards and include:

  • a description of the scope of the enforcement project,
  • compliance with regulations,
  • testing results, and
  • corrective actions.

Consumer Product Enforcement Summary Reports are produced by Health Canada at the end of each planned enforcement project.

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Consumer Product Enforcement Summary Reports

Note: These summary reports relate only to the products actually tested and the specific criteria indicated. Testing by Health Canada does not represent approval or endorsement of the products.


The following terms may be used in Consumer Product Enforcement Summary Reports and have been defined for your convenience:

A commitment by the establishment to correct future batches or shipments of the product or take other actions to ensure future compliance.
Action(s) by the establishment to modify or change a product, packaging, labelling, and/or advertising to bring the product into compliance with the requirement or other actions to address non-compliance of the establishment with the Act.
A written notice, issued under section 31 and/or 32 of the CCPSA, ordering a person to recall their product and/or take measures (such as stop sale) to address non-compliance. Contravention of an order can lead to administrative monetary penalties or criminal prosecution.
Stop Distribution:
Voluntary action by the establishment to halt further distribution of the affected product and dispose of it or otherwise, quarantine it to ensure it does not re-enter the supply chain.
Stop Sale:
Voluntary action by the establishment to halt further distribution and sale of the affected product and dispose or quarantine and to contact accounts that may have further distributed the product and retailers to have them remove the product from sale to consumers.
Voluntary Recall:
Action by the establishment to notify the public about the hazard(s) associated with a product. A recall may include instructions to return, obtain product correction or dispose of affected products.

Health Canada's role

As a regulator, Health Canada plays an important role in protecting the health and safety of Canadians and is committed to greater transparency and openness to further strengthen trust in our regulatory decisions.

Health Canada carries out planned inspection projects for products with specific regulatory requirements under the:

  • Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA)
  • Canada's Food and Drugs Act (for cosmetics)

Higher risk products with a low degree of compliance are looked at more frequently than lower risk products with a good degree of compliance. Higher risk products include children's products and product categories.

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