Compliance Verification Project 2021-2022: Furniture Tip Over
Consumer Product Enforcement Summary Report
Fiscal Year 2021-2022
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 sample free standing clothing storage units over 27 inches (686 mm) in height and test them to the performance criteria of a consensus-based safety standard in order to verify compliance to the CCPSA. The safety standard used as a basis for the project testing was ASTM F2057-19, Standard Safety Specification for Clothing Storage Units.
For this project, compliance of select clothing storage units was determined through a sampling and testing process by which Health Canada inspectors sampled relevant products from establishments. Compliance with the requirements listed under the ASTM standard 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 clothing storage units companies in Canada. Targets were then selected from that list of companies.
Over the course of the 2021-2022 fiscal year, mechanical testing of 19 different products was carried out. The testing resulted in three voluntary recalls to address non-compliances. There were 16 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|
|Caramia Furniture||Belgian White Finish 7 Drawer Dresser||Costco Canada Ltd.||No compliance issues detected||None|
|CMB 3650 Collection||CMB 3650 Collection
|Hometown Furniture and Mattress Ltd.||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Concordia Furniture||Concordia Furniture 3 Drawers 1 Door Dresser in Summer Nights||Meubles Domon||Did not meet the stability with load requirement||Voluntary Recall by Concordia Furniture Ltd.|
|Crate and Barrel||Kids Jewel Blush Dresser||Crate and Barrel||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Dunbar||3+2 Dresser||JYSK||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Franklin & Ben||Emory Farmhouse Tall Chest||Westcoast Kids||No compliance issues detected||None|
|The Brick||Kate Chest||The Brick||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Harriet Bee||Ryley 5 Drawer Chest||Wayfair||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Structube Snower||Snower 3 Drawer Chest||Structube||Did not meet the stability with load requirement||Voluntary recall by Structube|
|High Society Furniture||High Society Platinum Series Chest in Embossed Champagne LT111||Badboy Furniture||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Liberty||White 5 Drawer Chest||Brault & Martineau||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Minhas Furniture||Belmont 5 drawer Chest Espresso / Brown (B6650-15)||International Furniture Wholesaler||Did not meet the stability with load requirement||Voluntary Recall by Minhas Furniture|
|DaVinci Fairway||3 Drawer Dresser Cottage Grey||TJ's The Kiddies Store||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Prepac||Milo Mid Century Modern Tall 6 Drawer Chest||Prepac Mfg. Ltd.||No compliance issues detected||None|
|IKEA||SUNDVIK Wardrobe||Ikea Canada Partnership||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Manhattan Comfort||Manhattan Comfort Rockefeller Dresser in Off White||Home Depot Canada||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Frost Chest||Frost Chest White, Black (sku 23780105)||Leon's Furniture||No compliance issues detected||None|
|ULYSSES||4 Drawer Chest (023066)||Meubles RD (Surplus RD)||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Yodi||Yodi 5 Drawer Chest||Les Industries de la Rive Sud Ltee / South Shore Industries||No compliance issues detected||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 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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