Compliance Verification Project 2022-2023: Toys Regulations (Noise)

Consumer Product Enforcement Summary Report

Fiscal Year 2022-2023

Summary

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

The purpose of this Compliance Verification (CV) project was to verify industry's compliance of toys with the specific requirements of the Toys Regulations.

For this project, compliance of select toys with the Toys 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 and by Health Canada inspectors on site for noise levels.

Prior to initiating this CV project, the CPSP carried out market intelligence to determine the presence of toy companies in Canada. Targets were then selected from that list of companies.

Over the course of the 2022-2023 fiscal year, mechanical testing, as well as noise level evaluations of 108 different products was carried out. Of the 108 products screened in field, 98 were suspected not to fail while 10 were sent to the Product Safety Lab for further testing. All 10 products tested in this CV project originated from outside of Canada. The testing and evaluation resulted in a 100% compliant rate with no corrective action required for any of the products.

Results

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
Die-Cast Metal Sonic Fighter Toyland China No compliance issues detected None
Guang Chang Stunt Turn-Over Electric Roll Toyland China No compliance issues detected None
Klein Tronçonneuse Bosch Castello China No compliance issues detected None
Little Live Pets Lil' Bird Moose Toys LLC Vietnam No compliance issues detected None
Little Live Pets Bright Light Chameleon Moose Toys LLC China No compliance issues detected None
Little Tikes Gas' n Go Mower MGA Entertainment China No compliance issues detected None
Peek-a-Roo Interactive Panda-Roo Plush Toy Spin Master LTD China No compliance issues detected None
Schylling Cosmic Shock Phaser Schylling China No compliance issues detected None
Squeakee Minis Poppy the Bunny Moose Toys LLC Vietnam No compliance issues detected None
VTech Kidi Star Music Magic Microphone VTech China 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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