Consumer Product Enforcement Summary Report: Hazardous Products (Charcoal) Regulations
Cyclical Enforcement Project: Hazardous Products (Charcoal) Regulations
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 charcoal products which are subject to the Hazardous Products (Charcoal) Regulations.
For this project, compliance of charcoal products with the Hazardous Products (Charcoal) Regulations was determined by Health Canada inspectors reviewing relevant product labels at select establishments.
Prior to initiating this CE project, the CPSP carried out a market survey to quantify the presence of charcoal product industry members in Canada. Targets were then selected from that list of companies.
Over the course of the 2015/16 fiscal year, labels of twenty-four different brands of products were evaluated for compliance. This resulted in five voluntary recalls, eleven commitments for future label corrections, and eight instances where no corrective action was required.
Readers should consult the individual recall notices for details of the products subject to this enforcement action.
|Brand||Product Name||Source of Sample||Determination||Corrective Action|
|Broil King||Broil King KEG Hardwood Lump Charcoal||Onward Manufacturing Company Limited||No contravention detected||None|
|Dragon Breath||Dragon Breath
All Natural Lump Charcoal
|Ontario Gas BBQ||Small letter height on warnings||Commitment by Highland Enterprises|
|Jim Beam||Jim Beam
Natural Oak Lump Charcoal
|Ontario Gas BBQ||Small letter height on warnings||Commitment by Ontario Gas BBQ|
Original Charcoal Briquets
|The Chlorox Company||No contravention detected||None|
|Le Gourmet Classique||Lump Charcoal||Great Charcoal||No contravention detected||None|
|Nature's Grilling||Gourmet Mesquite Charcoal||Canadian Tire||No contravention detected||None|
|ON Que||QUE ECO-FRIENDLY GRILLING 100% NATURAL CHARCOAL||Wentworth Corporation||Small letter height on warnings Missing warning statement in French||Commitment by Wentworth Corporation|
|Napoleon||Napoleon Black Stone Premium Lump Charcoal||Maritime Fireplaces Ltd||Small letter height on warnings Missing information in French||Commitment by Wolf Steel Ltd.|
|Senso Charcoal||Senso Wood Charcoal||Senso Group Building Supplies||Complete absence of bilingual warning||Voluntary Recall by Senso Group Building Supplies|
|The Big Green Egg||100 % Organic Lump Charcoal||Maritime Fireplaces Ltd.||Small letter height on warnings Missing information in French||Commitment by Northwinds Marketing Inc. (Big Green Egg Canada)|
|Woodstock||Woodstock All Natural Lump Hardwood||UNFI Canada||No contravention detected||None|
|Maple Leaf Charcoal||Maple Leaf Charcoal briquets||Charbon De Bois Feuille D'Erable Inc.||Small letter height on warnings||Commitment by Charbon De Bois Feuille D'Erable Inc.|
|Nature's Own||Hardwood Lump Charcoal||Costco||No contravention detected||None|
|Royal Oak Enterprises||Grill Time Ridge Charcoal Briquets||Patrick Morin||Small letter height on warnings||Commitment by Royal Oak Enterprises, LLC|
|Starlight Charcoal||Starlight Hardwood Charcoal||Starlight Charcoal Inc.||Small letter height on warnings||Commitment by Starlight Charcoal Inc.|
|Kamado Joe Company||100 % Natural Charcoal||Jade Produits de chauffage Inc||Complete absence of mandatory warning in French||Voluntary Recall by Kamado Joe Company|
|Primo Grills and Smokers||Primo Grills and Smokers 100% Natural Lump Charcoal||Maritime Fireplaces Ltd.||Missing information in French||Commitment by Royal Oak Enterprises, LLC|
|Fornetto||Premium Hardwood Lump Charcoal||Compact Appliances Ltd.||Complete absence of mandatory warning in French||Voluntary recall by Alfresco Home|
|EZ Grill||Ready-to-Use Disposable Grill||United Unlimited Cash and Carry||Complete absence of mandatory warning in French||Voluntary recall by United Unlimited|
|Carbon Especial||Carbon Especial Lump Charcoal||Pay Me Foods||Complete absence of bilingual warning||Voluntary recall by Pay Me Foods|
|Cowboy Brand Charcoal||100% All Natural Hardwood Lump Charcoal||Home Depot||No contravention detected||None|
BBQ Charcoal for Pilot Light
Charcoal For Outdoor Grill
|DAISO Store Canada Ltd||No contravention detected||None|
|Carbon del Sur||100% All Natural Hardwood Lump Charcoal||Northwest Stoves Ltd||Small letter height on warnings||Commitment by Northwest Stoves Ltd|
|Panda Charcoal||Natural Bamboo Charcoal||Panda Charcoal||Small letter height on warnings||Commitment by Panda Charcoal|
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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