Consumer Product Enforcement Summary Report: Adult Clothing and Accessories

Cyclical Enforcement Project: Textile Flammability Regulations (Adult Clothing and Accessories)

Fiscal Year 2015/2016


The Consumer Product Safety Program (CPSP) administers and enforces the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA) and regulations made under it.

The purpose of this Cyclical Enforcement (CE) project was to verify compliance of adult clothing and clothing accessories which are subject to the Textile Flammability Regulations.

For this project, compliance of select adult clothing and clothing accessories with the Textile Flammability Regulations is determined through a sampling and testing process by which Health Canada inspectors visit establishments and sample any relevant product. Compliance to the requirements listed under the regulations is then verified through testing at the Product Safety Laboratory.

Prior to initiating this CE project, the CPSP carried out a market survey to quantify the presence of adult clothing and clothing accessory stakeholders in Canada. Targets were then selected from that list of companies.

Over the course of the 2015/16 fiscal year, textile flammability testing of twenty-one different products was carried out. The testing resulted in one recall and twenty instances where no corrective action was required.


Readers should consult the individual recall notices for details of the products subject to this enforcement action.

Results Table
Brand Product Name Source of Sample Determination Corrective Action
BCBGeneration Nuisette/Nightie BCBG Max Azria Canada None identified None
Bear Dance Women’s Tank Top Spank Clothing None identified None
Chlorophylle Chemise Baptiste Homme Vert Tropical Chlorophylle None identified None
Eclipse Ladies Black and White Patterned Tank Top Eclipse Stores Inc None identified None
Façonnable Triple Stripe Necktie Throat Threads Apparel Inc None identified None
Forever 21 Men’s Knit Top Forever XXI Retail Store None identified None
Franco Mirabelli Milano Shell Franco Mirabelli Design Inc. None identified None
Kensie Women’s Top The Bay Retail Store None identified None
La Cache/April Cornell Andrea Ladies Dress La Cache/April Cornell None identified None
Lands’ End Women’s Orchard Floral Scarf Lands’ End Inc None identified None
Mantique Fashions Women’s T-shirt Mantique Fashions Ltd. None identified None
Morsam Jasmine Rose Quintessential Gowns The Bay Retail Store None identified None
North End Sport Men’s Wrinkle Free Dress Shirt Alphabroder Canada None identified None
Pentagone Men’s Black T-shirt with Round Collar Groupe Nero Bianco None identified None
Reitmans ¾ sleeve 100% Cotton Blouse Reitmans Retail Store None identified None
Sasha Cotton and Silk blend Scarf Ten Thousand Villages Flammability hazard Voluntary recall by Ten Thousand Villages
True Religion Sleeveless Silk Top True Religion Brand Jeans Retail Store None identified None
Vasna Maxi Dress Sherlock Clothing Inc None identified None
Warehouse One Pretty Lace Insert Infinity Scarf Warehouse One None identified None
Wasabi + Mint Hi/Lo Jersey Top Mendocino Clothing Company, Ltd None identified None
Zandraz Foulard Harmonie Scarf Zandraz in Harmonie None identified None

Disclaimer: A systematic bias is applied during inspection and sampling. Products are not randomly selected but are chosen because they are deemed by the inspector to be more likely to not meet health and safety requirements due to characteristics that are observed. Due to this biased nature of sampling and the fact that sample sizes within CE projects are very small, the findings of CE projects are not intended to reflect overall market compliance unless otherwise stated. Note that these summary reports relate only to the product(s) actually tested and the specific criteria indicated. Testing by Health Canada does not represent approval or endorsement of the product(s).

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