Consumer Product Enforcement Summary Report Cyclical Enforcement Project 2017-2018: Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, 2001

Fiscal Year 2017-2018

Summary

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 consumer chemicals with the requirements of the Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, 2001(CCCR, 2001).

For this project, the compliance of select consumer chemicals with the CCCR, 2001 was determined through a review of classification documents requested from establishments by Health Canada inspectors. As part of the product inspection, a selection of chemicals were sampled and sent to the Product Safety Laboratory to have relevant regulatory criteria verified through laboratory testing.

Prior to initiating this CE project, the CPSP carried out a market survey to identify consumer chemical companies in Canada. Targets were then selected from that list of companies.

Over the course of the 2017-2018 fiscal year, 46 consumer product inspections were carried out. The inspections resulted in 10 voluntary recalls, 11 stop distributions and 12 commitments to apply corrective labels on future shipments. There were 13 instances where no corrective actions were required.

Results

Readers should consult the individual recall and safety notices, if applicable, for details of the products subject to this enforcement action.
Summary of the samples assessed and corrective actions taken during this project
Brand Product Name Source of Sample Determination Corrective Action
Auto-Chem FREE SHINE-Silicone-Free Dressing (705-016) Auto-Chem Inc. Did not meet the flammable classification labelling requirements Voluntary recall by Auto-Chem Inc.
Auto-Chem HD Rim-CHROME WHEEL CLEANER (722-032) Auto Chem Inc. Did not meet the toxic and corrosive classification labelling requirements Stop distribution by Auto-Chem Inc.
Auto-Chem Auto-Chem HD CLEAN Auto Chem Inc. No compliance issues detected None
Chevron Havoline Concentrated Anti-Freeze/Coolant 076568794590 Chevron Canada Limited Inadequate classification documents Stop distribution by Chevron Canada Limited
Chevron Havoline ProDS SAE 5W-30 Motor Oil076568793036 Chevron Canada Limited Inadequate classification documents Stop distribution by Chevron Canada Limited
Chevron Havoline ATF Automatic Transmission Fluid0766568794415 Chevron Canada Limited Inadequate classification documents Stop distribution by Chevron Canada Limited
DeBond DeBond Marine Formula DeBond Corporation Did not meet the flammable classification labelling requirements Voluntary recall by DeBond Corporation
Dry Shine Dryshine Aerosol Foam Glass Window Cleaner ORAPI DRY-SHINE Inc. No compliance issues detected None
Dry Shine Insect and Tar Remover ORAPI DRY-SHINE Inc. No compliance issues detected None
Hall-Chem Super Diesel Air Brake Antifreeze Hall-Chem Manufacturing Inc. Did not meet the technical specifications for the presentation and/or location of information requirements Commitment by Hall-Chem Manufacturing Inc.
Hall-Chem Vision-X Windshield Washer Hall-Chem Manufacturing Inc. Did not meet the technical specifications for the presentation and/or location of information requirements Commitment by Hall-Chem Manufacturing Inc.
Hall-Chem RadPRO Long Life Antifreeze Hall-Chem Manufacturing Inc. Did not meet the technical specifications for the presentation and/or location of information requirements Commitment by Hall-Chem Manufacturing Inc.
Irving Irving 2-Cycle Plus Marine Motor Oil Irving Blending & Packaging Did not meet the technical specifications for the presentation and/or location of information requirements Commitment by Irving Blending & Packaging
Irving Irving Premixed Universal Antifreeze Irving Blending & Packaging Did not meet the technical specifications for the presentation and/or location of information requirements Commitment by Irving Blending & Packaging
Irving Irving All Season Vision Plus Windshield Washer Fluid Irving Blending & Packaging Did not meet the technical specifications for the presentation and/or location of information requirements Commitment by Irving Blending & Packaging
Lubrimatic Lubrimatic Fogging Oil Spray Plews & Edelmann Did not meet the toxic classification labelling requirements Voluntary recall by Plews & Edelmann
Magic Boss MAGIC BOSS All Purpose Cleaner/Degreaser Boss Technology Inc. Did not meet the technical specifications for the presentation and/or location of information requirements Commitment by Boss Technology Inc.
Magic Boss MAGIC BOSS Lubricant & Protector Boss Technology Inc. No compliance issues detected None
No brand name Releasall Lubricant ORAPI DRY-SHINE Inc. No compliance issues detected None
No brand name Turbo Power Air Brake Antifreeze Recochem Inc. No compliance issues detected None
No brand name OEM Premium Power Steering Fluid Recochem Inc. Did not meet the technical specifications for the presentation and/or location of information requirements Commitment by Recochem Inc.
No brand name Rain x Windshield Washer Fluid De-Icer -40C Recochem Inc. Did not meet the technical specifications for the presentation and/or location of information requirements Commitment by Recochem Inc.
Pennzoil Pennzoil 5W30 Motor Oil GF5 Shell Canada Limited Determined not to meet the definition of a chemical product under the Regulations None
Permatex Permatex Disc Brake Quiet ITW Permatex No compliance issues detected None
Permatex Permatex Rust Dissolver Gel ITW Permatex Did not meet the technical specifications for the presentation and/or location of information, and child resistant container packaging requirements Voluntary recall by ITW Permatex
RV Boss RV BOSS Holding Tank Treatment Boss Technology Inc. No compliance issues detected None
Sea Power Marine Scratch & Oxidation Remover Western Marine Company Inadequate classification documents Voluntary recall by TR Industries
Sea Power Marine Cleaner and Wax Western Marine Company Inadequate classification documents Voluntary recall by TR Industries
Sea Power Marine Hi-Speed Detailer Western Marine Company Inadequate classification documents Voluntary recall by TR Industries
Shell Shell Easy Clean All Season Windshield Washer Shell Canada Limited No compliance issues detected None
Shell Spirax S3 Automatic Transmission Fluid MD3 Shell Canada Limited Determined not to meet the definition of a chemical product under the Regulations None
Silverwax Interior Cleaner Laboratoire Hygienex No compliance issues detected None
Silverwax Scratch Eliminator Laboratoire Hygienex No compliance issues detected None
Silverwax Double Polymer Paint Sealant Laboratoire Hygienex Did not meet the flammable classification labelling requirements Commitment by Laboratoire Hygienex
Silverwax Rim and Tire Cleaner Laboratoire Hygienex Did not meet the corrosive classification packaging and labelling requirements Commitment by Laboratoire Hygienex
Spectrol Spectrol Canada 2T 2-Cycle Engine Oil Amalie Oil Company Inadequate classification documents Stop distribution by Amalie Oil Company
Spray Nine Spray Nine Boat Bottom Cleaner ITW Permatex Did not meet the technical specifications for the presentation and/or location of information requirements Commitment by ITW Permatex
Sudbury Elastomeric Sealant (Black) Sudbury Boat Care Products Inadequate classification documents Stop distribution by Sudbury Boat Care Products
Sudbury Fiberglass Stain Lifter Sudbury Boat Care Products Inadequate classification documents Stop distribution by Sudbury Boat Care Products
Sudbury Boat Zoap®Plus Sudbury Boat Care Products Inadequate classification documents Stop distribution by Sudbury Boat Care Products
Tru-Flate Tru-Flate Cam-cure Heavy Duty Flammable Vulcanizing Cement Plews & Edelmann Did not meet the flammable classification labelling requirements Voluntary recall by Plews & Edelmann
Tru-Flate Tru-Flate Liquid Tire Buffer and Cleaner Plews & Edelmann Did not meet the corrosive classification labelling requirements Voluntary recall by Plews & Edelmann
Wizards Mist-N-Shine Wizards Products Inadequate classification documents Stop distribution by Wizards Products
Wizards Mystic Nano Wax Wizards Products Inadequate classification documents Stop distribution by Wizards Products
Wizards Shine Master Wizards Products Inadequate classification documents Stop distribution by Wizards Products
XCEL XCEL Dot 3 Brake Fluid Amalie Oil Company Did not meet the toxic classification packaging and labelling requirements Voluntary recall by Amalie Oil Company

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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