Compliance Verification Project 2019-2020: Toys Regulations (Magnets)
Fiscal Year 2019-2020
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 compliance of toys with specific requirements of the Toys Regulations.
For this project, compliance of select toys with the Toys Regulation was determined through a sampling and testing process by which Health Canada inspectors visited retail and online establishments and sampled relevant products. Compliance with the requirements listed under the Regulations was verified through testing at the Product Safety Laboratory.
Prior to initiating this CV project, the CPSP carried out a market survey to determine the presence of toy companies in Canada. Targets were then selected from that list of companies.
Over the course of the 2019-2020 fiscal years, mechanical testing of 20 different products were carried out. The testing resulted in 4 recalls and 1 Public Advisory. There were 15 instances where no corrective action was required.
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|
|Cra-Z-Art||Magtastix Balls & Rods Magnetic Construction Building Set 24 pcs||Canadian Tire||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Crazy Aaron's||Magnetic Storms Thinking Putty||The Discovery Hut||No compliance issues detected||None|
|EDU-Toys||Fun Magnet Set- 15 pieces||Castle Toys||Did not meet the magnetic force requirement||Voluntary recall by Playwell Enterprises Ltd.|
|First Classroom- Learn and Grow||Magnetic Letters and Numbers||Great Canadian Dollar Store||No compliance issues detected||None|
|GEOMAG||KOR||Camelot||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Gigamic||Clac Clac||L'As du jeux||No compliance issues detected||None|
|HAPE||The Little Prince magnetic maze||London Drugs||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Kid O Free Play||Magnatab||Well.ca||No compliance issue detected||None|
|Learning Mates||Magnetic wand and discs||Toy Traders||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Learning Resources||Stem Explorers Magnet Movers - Magical Magnet Experiments 39 pieces||Mastermind Toys||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Magformers||BASIC PLUS 26||Playwell Canada||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Magna-Tiles||Magna-Qubix 19 Piece Set, 3D Magnetic Building Shapes||Wayfair Canada||Did not meet the magnetic force requirement||Voluntary Recall by Magna-TilesTable 1 Footnote *|
|Maple Landmark||Wooden Train Letters||Knotty Toys||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Picasso Tiles||33 Piece Set, 3D Designer Artistry Kit||Education Station||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Scratch Europe||Jeu de dards magnétiques||Club Jouet||No compliance issues detected||None|
|SmartMax MD||Smartmax - Mes premiers véhicules||Brault & Bouthillier||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Supermag||48 Pieces Magnetic Construction||KSM Toys||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Toysmith||Toy Science Magnet set||Kaboodles||Did not meet the magnetic force requirement||Voluntary recall by Toysmith|
|Xing Da Toy||Oval Magnet||Dollar Novelty||Did not meet the magnetic force requirement||Voluntary recall by Great Canadian Dollar Store|
|Xing Da Toy||Circle Magnet||Dollar Novelty||Did not meet the magnetic force requirement||Public Advisory|
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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