Consumer Product Enforcement Summary Report: Children's Polyurethane Foam Products

Cyclical Enforcement Project: Children’s Polyurethane Foam Products

Fiscal Year 2015/2016

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 carry out targeted compliance and enforcement, including sampling and testing, of identified children’s polyurethane foam products to determine the presence of tris (2-chloroethyl) phosphate (TCEP). Compliance and Enforcement actions were initiated for products identified to contain TCEP above the limit of quantification which are subject to Item 16 of Schedule 2 of the CCPSA.

For this project, compliance of select products that are made, in whole or in part, of polyurethane foam and that are intended for a child under three years of age with Item 16 of Schedule 2 of the CCPSA was determined through a sampling and testing process. Health Canada inspectors visited establishments and sampled relevant product(s). Compliance with Item 16 of Schedule 2 of the Act was then verified through testing at the Product Safety Laboratory.

Prior to initiating this CE project, the CPSP carried out a market survey to identify stakeholders in Canada marketing relevant children’s polyurethane foam products. Inspection and sampling targets were then determined from the identified stakeholders. This effort was followed by the distribution of an Outreach letter explaining the CE project to those stakeholders subscribed to the CPSP electronic notification service.

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

Results

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
Baby Stella Charming Changing Station Toad Hall Toys None identified None
Babymoov Cosydream Cosydream Cariboo Distribution None identified None
Barron's Shake and Play Duck Bath Book with Rattle Barron's Educational Series, Inc. None identified None
Britax Seat Extender Insert Coo Chi Coo Boutique None identified None
Build-A-Bear Build-A-Bear - Heart Build-A-Bear Workshop None identified None
Bumbo Floor Seat Oyaco Products Inc. None identified None
Chouette Caillou -Bath time Book Import Dragon None identified None
Disney Frozen Flip-Open Sofa Spin Master Ltd. None identified None
Disney Singing Olaf Danawares Corporation None identified None
Gund Gund Flowers (Sesame Street Character) Enesco Canada Corporation None identified None
Jolly Jumper Crib Wedge Jolly Jumper None identified None
Jupiter Industries Contour Change Pad Jupiter Industries None identified None
Kidiway Chaise Haute Bo-Bébé None identified None
Kids Preferred World of Eric Carle Developmental Elephant Sears Canada None identified None
My Brest Friend Deluxe Nursing Pillow Kidcentral Supply Inc. None identified None
phil & teds phil & teds Cushy Ride Aux petit pas Quantifiable presence of TCEP in the polyurethane product Voluntary recall by phil & teds
Piccolo Bambino Contour Change Pad Abond Corporation None identified None
Playgro Splash Book ISSI Inc. None identified None
Pottery Barn Baby Nursery Mobile Pottery Barn Kids None identified None
Pottery Barn Fun on the Farm Stacker Pottery Barn Kids None identified None
Tumzee Tumzee (comfort pad) GK Baby Products Inc. 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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