Compliance Verification Project 2022-2023: Textile Flammability Regulations (Adult Clothing)

Consumer Product Enforcement Summary Report

Fiscal Year 2022-2023


The Consumer Product Safety Program (CPSP) administers and enforces the Canada Consumer Product Safety Actand its regulations.

The purpose of this Compliance Verification (CV) project was to verify industry's compliance of adult clothing with the requirements of the Textile Flammability Regulations.

For this project, compliance of select adult clothing with the Textile Flammability Regulations was determined through a sampling and testing process by which Health Canada inspectors visited 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 inspections, the CPSP carried out a market survey to determine the presence of adult clothing companies in Canada. Targets were then selected from that list of companies.

Over the course of the 2022-2023 fiscal year, flammability testing of 12 different products was carried out, where 8 of the 12 samples were imported products. The testing resulted in no compliance issues detected, and therefore 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 establishments assessed and corrective actions taken during this project
Brand Product Name Source of Sample Country of Origin Determination Corrective Action
Adidas Essentials French Terry 3-stripes shorts Adidas Canada Limited Cambodia No compliance issues detected None
C'est Moi Clothing Company Button Down Blouse Coast to Coast Trading Ltd. (C'est Moi) China No compliance issues detected None
Chic Chez Vous Fleece open back pants Ashley's Adaptive Apparel Canada No compliance issues detected None
Dynamite Poplin Parachute Pants Group Dynamite Bangladesh (or China) No compliance issues detected None
Frank Lyman Montreal - Design Collection Women's blouse Frank Lyman China No compliance issues detected None
Innova Open Back Men's Nightshirt Flannel Lifestyle Adaptive Canada No compliance issues detected None
Riani Women's Shirt Eurostyle fashion Germany No compliance issues detected None
Silverts Men's Open Back Night Shirt Family Tree Adaptive Clothing Vietnam No compliance issues detected None
Smash + Tess Sweetheart Romper Smash + Tess Canada No compliance issues detected None
Stanfields Men's waffle knit base layer long-sleeved shirt Stanfield's Canada No compliance issues detected None
Sunday Best Folk Blouse Aritzia China No compliance issues detected None
Under Armour Women's UA Tradesman Under Armour Canada Jordan No compliance issues detected None

Disclaimer: Inspectors apply a systematic bias during the selection of establishments and samples. Inspectors do not select products randomly; instead, they select the ones that are more likely not to meet health and safety requirements due to observed characteristics. Due to this biased nature of sampling and the fact that sample sizes within CV projects are very small, Health Canada does not consider the findings of CV projects 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 measured in this project. Testing by Health Canada does not represent approval or endorsement of the product(s).

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