Consumer Product Enforcement Summary Report: Carriages and Strollers

Cyclical Enforcement Project: Carriages and Strollers Regulations

Fiscal Years 2013/2014 and 2014/2015

Summary

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 focus on strollers which are subject to the Carriages and Strollers Regulations.

For this project, compliance of select strollers with the Carriages and Strollers Regulations is determined through a sampling and testing process by which Health Canada inspectors visit establishments and sample for any relevant product(s). 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 stroller stakeholders in Canada. This effort resulted in a request for compliance test reports. Targets were then selected from that list of companies.

Over the course of the 2014/15 fiscal year, mechanical testing of six different products was carried out. The testing resulted in five stop distributions and one trader commitment to correct labels for future shipments.

Results
Brand Product Name Source of Sample Determination Corrective Action
Baby Trend Expedition Baby Trend Inc. Open holes Commitment by Baby Trend Inc.
Britax Affinity Britax Child Safety Inc. Small components Stop distribution by Britax Child Safety Inc.
Maclaren Quest Maclaren North America Inc. Small components Stop distribution by Maclaren North America Inc.
Orbit Baby G2 Orbit Baby Inc. Small components Stop distribution by Orbit Baby Inc.
Tike Tech All Terrain X3 Sport Tike Tech Canada Assembly instructions Stop distribution by Tike Tech Canada
Valco Baby Tri Mode Ex Valco Baby Open holes Stop distribution by Valco Baby

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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