Compliance Verification Project 2020-2021: Flame Jetting
Fiscal Year 2020-2021
The Consumer Product Safety Program (CPSP) administers and enforces the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA) and its regulations.
The purpose of this Compliance Verification (CV) project was to verify industry's compliance of alcohol-based fuel products with the requirements of the Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, 2001 (CCCR, 2001) and sections 7 and 8 of the CCPSA, which states that consumer products that pose a danger to human health or safety are prohibited from sale. Based on the danger considerations discussed in the Danger Determination Notice sent to interested parties in the fall of 2019, Health Canada believes that certain containers of pourable alcohol-based fuel that do not have a functional flame mitigation device for the useful life of the product pose a danger to human health or safety under the CCPSA.
For this project, compliance of select alcohol-based fuel products with the CCCR, 2001 were determined through a review of establishment records requested by Health Canada inspectors. Compliance to the CCPSA was determined through the verification of the presence of Flame Mitigation Devices (FMD) on select alcohol-based fuel products.
Prior to initiating this CV project, the CPSP carried out market intelligence and inspections to determine the presence of alcohol-based fuel product companies in Canada. Targets were then selected from that list of companies.
During this project, 15 different products were visually evaluated for the presence of a FMD and their CCCR, 2001 documentation was reviewed. The evaluation resulted in 3 recalls due to the lack of a FMD and 1 voluntary commitment to address non-compliance to the CCCR, 2001. There were 8 instances where no corrective action was required and 3 instances where the products were determined not to meet the scope of the project.
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|
|Captain Phab||Marine Alcohol||Captain Phab Marine and RV Care||Currently off the market, pending sourcing of a FMD||None|
|Decoflam||Methanol based fondue gel||Lembex Import||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Decoflam||Ethanol gel fuel||Lembex Import||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Decoflam||Ethanol liquid fuel||Lembex Import||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Eco-Feu||Superior Quality BioEthanol||Eco-Feu||No compliance issues detected||None|
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|Kel Kem Ltd. dba Imperial Manufacturing Group||Did not meet the technical specifications for the presentation and/or location of information requirements||Voluntary Commitment|
|Onward Manufacturing||GrillPro Starter Fluid for Charcoal BBQ||Home Depot||Determined not to meet the scope of the project||None|
|Recochem||Blue flame fondue fuel||Metro||Product was not equipped with a flame mitigation device (FMD)||Voluntary Recall by Recochem Inc.|
|Royal Oak||All Natural Lighter Fluid||Royal Oak Enterprises, LLC||Product was not equipped with a flame mitigation device (FMD)||Voluntary Recall by Royal Oak Enterprises, LLC|
|SBI||Fire Lighting Gel||TSC Stores||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Swissmar||Swiss Fire Gel||Swissmar Ltd.||Product was not equipped with a flame mitigation device (FMD)||Voluntary Recall by Swissmar Ltd.|
|Unique||DracoGel combustible à fondue||Produits Sanitaire Unique||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Unique||BBQ Allume-feu liquide||Produits Sanitaire Unique||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Various||Various Products||Lowes||Determined not to meet the scope of the project||None|
|Woods Canada||Various Products||Canadian Tire||Determined not to meet the scope of the project||None|
Disclaimer: A systematic bias is applied during inspection and evaluation. 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 and the fact that evaluation 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 evaluated and the specific criteria indicated. Evaluation by Health Canada does not represent approval or endorsement of the product(s).
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