Compliance Verification Project 2020-2021: Cribs, Cradles and Bassinets Regulations
Consumer Product Enforcement Summary Report
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 bassinets with the specific requirements of the Cribs, Cradles and Bassinets Regulations.
For this project, compliance of select bassinets with the Cribs, Cradles and Bassinets Regulations was determined through a sampling and testing process by which Health Canada inspectors contacted establishments and sampled relevant products. Compliance with the requirements listed under the Regulations was then 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 bassinet companies in Canada. Companies were sent a letter to advise them of the project and their responsibilities under the CCPSA. Targets for compliance verification were selected from companies identified as part of the market survey.
Over the course of the 2020-2021 fiscal year, mechanical testing of 14 different products was carried out. The testing resulted in four recalls, one stop distributions, and seven commitments to address non-compliance. There were two instances in which 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.
Summary of the samples assessed, and corrective actions taken during this project:
|Brand||Product Name||Source of Sample||Determination||Corrective Action|
|Arm's Reach||The Co-Sleeper Versatile Bassinet||Bed Bath and Beyond (online retailer)||Did not meet the labelling requirements||Commitment by Arm's Reach Concept, Inc.|
|BABYZEN||YOYO||Ella + Elliot (online retailer)||Did not meet the cord/strap loop, mattress thickness, side height, and labelling requirements||Voluntary recall by BABYZEN|
|Badger Basket Company||Hooded Moses Basket||Walmart (online retailer)||Did not meet the stability, cord/strap length, side height and labelling requirements||Voluntary recall by Badger Basket Company|
|Chicco||Lullago Portable Bassinet||EI Brand Management, Inc.||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Evenflo||Loft Portable Bassinet - Grey Melange||Best Buy (online retailer)||Did not meet the labelling requirements||Commitment by Evenflo|
|Fisher-Price||Soothing Motions Bassinet||Mattel Canada||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Graco||Dream Suite Bassinet||Newell Brands Canada||Did not meet the labelling requirements||Commitment by Newell Brands Canada|
|Ingenuity||Foldaway Rocking Bassinet (Fletcher)||West Coast Kids (online retailer)||Did not meet the labelling requirements||Commitment by Kids II, Inc.|
|Lil Jumbl||Bedside Bassinet with Canopy and Music||Wayfair LLC (online retailer)||Did not meet the stability, side height, and labelling requirements||Voluntary recall by C&A Marketing, Inc.|
|Monte||Rockwell Bassinet||Monte Group Design||Did not meet the side height and labelling requirements||Commitment by Monte Group Design|
|Munchkin||Brica Fold 'n Go Travel Bassinet||Munchkin, Inc.||Did not meet the labelling requirements||Commitment by Munchkin, Inc.|
|Nuna||DEMI Grow Bassinet||EI Brand Management, Inc.||Did not meet the side height requirement||Stop distribution by EI Brand Management, Inc.|
|SNOO||Smart Sleeper Bassinet||Indigo Books & Music Inc. (online retailer)||Did not meet the entanglement and labelling requirements||Commitment by Happiest Baby, Inc.|
|Valco Baby||Trend Bassinet||Valco Baby||Did not meet the stability, restraint and labelling requirements||Voluntary recall by Valco Baby|
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 CV projects are very small, the findings of CV 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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