Consumer Product Enforcement Summary Report - Cyclical Enforcement Project 2018-2019: Cellulose Fibre Insulation Regulations
Fiscal Year 2018-2019
The Consumer Product Safety Program (CPSP) administers and enforces the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA) and its regulations.
The purpose of this Cyclical Enforcement (CE) project was to verify industry's compliance of cellulose insulation to the Cellulose Fibre Insulation Regulations.
For this project, compliance of select cellulose insulation to the Cellulose Fibre Insulation Regulations was determined through a sampling and testing process by which Health Canada inspectors visited establishments and sampled relevant products. Compliance with the requirements listed under the Regulations was then verified through testing at the Product Safety Laboratory.
Prior to initiating this CE project, the CPSP carried out a market survey to determine the presence of cellulose insulation companies in Canada. Targets were then selected from that list of companies.
Over the course of the 2018-2019 fiscal year, flammability testing of 10 different products was carried out. The testing resulted in 5 stop distributions and 1 commitment to address non-compliance.
Readers should consult the individual recall and safety notices, if applicable, for details of the products subject to this enforcement action.
|Brand||Product Name||Source of Sample||Determination||Corrective Action|
|Canadian Comfort Insulation Corporation||R-Value LDC (Type 1 Cellulose Fibre Insulation)||Canadian Comfort Insulation Corporation||Did not meet labelling requirements||Commitment by Canadian Comfort Insulation Corporation|
|Climatizer Insulation Inc.||Climatizer Plus Cellulose Insulation||Climatizer Insulation Inc.||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Igloo Cellulose||Igloo Cellulose Insulation||Igloo Cellulose||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Insolution Manufacturing, LLC||Polar Barrier™ Natural Fiber Cellulose Insulation||Ridgeview Homes||Did not meet minimum critical radiant flux or labelling requirements||Stop distribution by Insolution Manufacturing, LLC|
|North Star Fibre Inc.||North Star Fibre Inc. Premium Insulation||North Star Fibre Inc.||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Soprema||Sopra-Cellulose||Soprema||Did not meet minimum critical radiant flux requirement||Stop distribution by Soprema|
|Therm-O-Comfort||Therm-O-Light Type 1 Cellulose Insulation||Therm-O-Comfort||Did not meet minimum critical radiant flux requirement||Stop distribution by Therm-O-Comfort|
|Thermo-Cell Industries||Thermoshield Cellulose Insulation||Home Hardware||No compliance issues detected||None|
|US GreenFiber LLC||Green Fiber Blown in Cellulose Insulation||Lowe's Canada||Did not meet minimum critical radiant flux or corrosiveness- metal requirements||Stop distribution by Green Fiber USA, LLC|
|Weathershield Cellulose||Weathershield Loose-Fill Cellulose Insulation||CCI Manufacturing Inc.||Did not meet minimum critical radiant flux requirement||Stop distribution by Can-Cell (Group of companies that includes CCI Manufacturing Inc.)|
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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