Consumer Product Enforcement Summary Report - Cyclical Enforcement Project 2018-2019: Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, 2001

Fiscal Year 2018-2019

Summary

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

The purpose of this Cyclical Enforcement (CE) project was to verify industry's compliance of consumer chemicals with the requirements of the Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, 2001 (CCCR, 2001).

For this project, compliance of select consumer chemicals with the CCCR, 2001 was determined through a review of classification documents requested from establishments by Health Canada inspectors. As part of the product inspection, a selection of chemicals were sampled and sent to the Product Safety Laboratory to have relevant regulatory criteria verified through laboratory testing.

Prior to initiating this CE project, the CPSP carried out a market survey to determine the presence of consumer chemical companies in Canada. Some targets were then selected from that list of companies. 

Over the course of the 2018-2019 fiscal year, flammability, viscosity and pH testing, as well as visual evaluation of 86 different product labels was carried out. The compliance verification inspections resulted in 13 recalls, 3 stop sales, 12 stop distributions, 6 corrections and 10 commitments to address non-compliance. There were 22 instances where no corrective action was required and 20 instances where the products were determined not to meet the definition of a chemical product under the CCCR, 2001 Regulations.

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 samples assessed and corrective actions taken during this project
Brand Product Name Source of Sample Determination Corrective Action
Amway Home Prewash Spray Amway Canada Corporation Did not meet the technical specifications for the presentation and/or location of information requirements Voluntary Commitment
Amway Home Bathroom Cleaner Refill using the Amway Home Spray Bottle Amway Canada Corporation Did not meet the technical specifications for the presentation and/or location of information requirements Voluntary Correction
Amway Home Kitchen Cleaner Refill Amway Canada Corporation Did not meet the technical specifications for the presentation and/or location of information requirements Voluntary Correction
Attitude Adoucissant Assouplissant/ Zeste d'agrume Attitude Determined not to meet the definition of a chemical product under the Regulations None
Attitude Nettoyant salle de bain/ Zeste d'agrume Attitude Determined not to meet the definition of a chemical product under the Regulations None
Attitude Nettoyant quotidien douche et tuiles/ Zeste d'agrume Attitude Determined not to meet the definition of a chemical product under the Regulations None
Bar Keepers Friend MORE Spray & Foam Cleaner SerVaas Laboratories No compliance issues detected None
Bar Keepers Friend Coffee Maker Descaler SerVaas Laboratories No compliance issues detected None
Bio-Vert Nettoyant à vitres Savons Prolav Inc. Determined not to meet the definition of a chemical product under the Regulations None
Bio-Vert Nettoyant salle de bain Savons Prolav Inc. Determined not to meet the definition of a chemical product under the Regulations None
Bio-Vert Détergent à Lessive HE Savons Prolav Inc. Determined not to meet the definition of a chemical product under the Regulations None
Boulder Clean PURE Foaming Bathroom Cleaner 1908 Brands Did not meet the technical specifications for the presentation and/or location of information requirements Voluntary Commitment
Boulder Clean Power Plus Laundry Detergent 1908 Brands Did not meet the technical specifications for the presentation and/or location of information requirements Voluntary Commitment
Camco Black Streak Remover, Pro-Strength Camco Manufacturing Inc. Did not meet the classification labelling requirement Voluntary Commitment
Camco Awning Cleaner, Pro-Strength Camco Manufacturing Inc. Did not meet the classification labelling requirement Volunteer Commitment
Camco RV Awning Water Proofer Camco Manufacturing Inc. Did not meet the classification labelling requirement and child-resistant container packaging requirements Voluntary Recall by Camco Manufacturing Inc.
Chemlab Heavy-Duty Grease Remover Agrumax V-To Inc. No compliance issues detected None
Chemlab Stainless Steel Cleaner V-To Inc. No compliance issues detected None
Crown Chemicals Flo Out Drain Opener Crown Chemical Products Did not meet the technical specifications for the presentation and/or location of information requirements Voluntary Commitment
Crown Chemicals Citrus Power Cleaner/
Degreaser
Crown Chemical Products Did not meet the toxic classification packaging and labelling requirements Voluntary Recall by Crown Chemical Products Inc.
Daiso Range Cleaner Daiso Holdings Ltd. Did not meet the classification labelling requirement Voluntary Recall by Daiso Holdings Ltd.
Daiso Lemon Cream Cleanser Daiso Holdings Ltd. Did not meet the classification labelling requirement Voluntary Recall by Daiso Holdings Ltd.
Daiso Bathroom cleaner Daiso Holdings Ltd. Did not meet the classification labelling requirement Voluntary Recall by Daiso Holdings Ltd.
Down East All Purpose Cleaner Bebbington Industries Did not meet the technical specifications for the presentation and/or location of information requirements Voluntary commitment
Down East Bathroom Cleaner Bebbington Industries Determined not to meet the definition of a chemical product under the Regulations None
Bebbington Industries All Purpose Degreaser Bebbington Industries Determined not to meet the definition of a chemical product under the Regulations None
Eco-Max Natural Lavender Laundry Wash Eco-Max No compliance issues detected None
Eco-Max Super Concentrated Soy Cleaner & Degreaser Eco-Max No compliance issues detected None
Eco-Max Natural Lemongrass All Purpose Cleaner Eco-Max No compliance issues detected None
EcoSense Sol-U-Mel Stain Remover Melaleuca, Inc. Inadequate classification documents Stop Distribution
EcoSense MelaMagic Heavy-Duty Cleaner Melaleuca, Inc. Inadequate classification documents Stop Distribution
EcoSense Tub & Tile 6× Bathroom Cleaner Melaleuca, Inc. Inadequate classification documents Stop Distribution
Envirolab Odorless Floor Finish Stripper V-To Inc. No compliance issues detected None
Gel-Gloss Counter Gloss Granite & Natural Stone Polish 3D TR Industries Inadequate classification documents Stop Distribution
Gel-Gloss Kitchen & Bath Polish & Protector TR Industries Inadequate classification documents Stop Distribution
Gel-Gloss Kitchen & Bath Polish 3D TR Industries Inadequate classification documents Stop Distribution
Lemieux Miracle Stain Remover Nettoyants Lemieux Did not meet the technical specifications for the presentation and/or location of information requirements Stop Distribution
Lemieux Agent actif PLUS Nettoyants Lemieux Did not meet the technical specifications for the presentation and/or location of information requirements Stop Sale
Lemieux Concentrated powder for dishwasher Nettoyants Lemieux Did not meet the technical specifications for the presentation and/or location of information requirements Voluntary Recall by Nettoyants Lemieux
Ligna PRONTO Monocoat Oil Evo Home Finishing No compliance issues detected None
Norwex Bathroom Cleaner Norwex Canada Inc. Did not meet the corrosive classification labelling and child-resistant container requirements Voluntary Recall by Norwex Canada Inc.
Norwex Oven & Grill Cleaner Norwex Canada Inc. Inadequate classification documents / Determined not to meet the definition of a chemical product under the Regulations Stop Distribution
Odie's Solvent-Free Super Penetrating Oil OCOOW LLC Did not meet the classification labelling requirement Voluntary Recall by OCOOW LLC
Odie's Safer Solvent OCOOW LLC Did not meet the classification labelling requirement Voluntary Recall by OCOOW LLC
Odie's Super Cleaning Concentrate OCOOW LLC Did not meet the classification labelling requirement Stop Sale
Optimax-Bio Piscine et patio Optimax-Bio Inc. Did not meet the technical specifications for the presentation and/or location of information requirements Stop Sale
Pink Solution Multi-surface cleaner concentrate lavender & citrus Earthcare Marketing Sales Ltd. Determined not to meet the definition of a chemical product under the Regulations None
Pink Solution Universal Bar – Stain Removal Bar Earthcare Marketing Sales Ltd. Determined not to meet the definition of a chemical product under the Regulations None
Pink Solution Clean All Purpose Cleaner Earthcare Marketing Sales Ltd. Determined not to meet the definition of a chemical product under the Regulations None
Real Flame Premium Gel Fireplace Fuel Real Flame Company, Inc. Did not meet the technical specifications for the presentation and/or location of information requirements Voluntary Correction
Real Flame Ventless Fireplace Fuel Real Flame Company, Inc. Did not meet the technical specifications for the presentation and/or location of information requirements Voluntary Correction/
Discontinued
Real Flame Junior Premium Gel Fireplace Fuel Real Flame Company, Inc. Did not meet the technical specifications for the presentation and/or location of information requirements Voluntary Correction/
Discontinued
Rejuvenate Cooktop Cleaner For Life Products LCC Determined not to meet the definition of a chemical product under the Regulations None
Rejuvenate All Floors Restorer and Protectant For Life Products LLC Determined not to meet the definition of a chemical product under the Regulations None
Rejuvenate Leather & Vinyl Conditioner Spray  For Life Products LLC Did not meet the classification labelling requirement Voluntary Commitment
Reliance Bio-Blue Fluid Reliance Products, Ltd. Did not meet the corrosive classification labelling and child-resistant container packaging requirements Voluntary Recall by Reliance Products, Ltd.
Reliance Bio-Green Digester Reliance Products, Ltd. Did not meet the toxic and corrosive classification labelling Voluntary Recall by Reliance Products, Ltd.
Safeblend Crane Humidifier Cleaner Chemotec Inc. Determined not to meet the definition of a chemical product under the Regulations None
Safeblend SOFTWASH Gentle wash for outerwear Chemotec Inc. Determined not to meet the definition of a chemical product under the Regulations None
Sani-Marc PH+ Sani-Marc Inc. Did not meet the technical specifications for the presentation and/or location of information requirements Voluntary Correction
Sani-Marc PH MOINS GEL Sani-Marc Inc. No compliance issues detected None
Sani-Marc Ice Away Sani-Marc Inc. Determined not to meet the definition of a chemical product under the Regulations None
Sanira Sanira System Refill Norwex Canada Inc. Inadequate classification documents Stop Distribution/
Discontinued
Scentsy Coconut Lemongrass Counter Clean Scentsy Did not meet the irritant classification packaging and labelling requirements Stop Distribution
Scentsy Black Raspberry Vanilla Laudry Liquid Scentsy Did not meet the irritant classification packaging and labelling requirements Stop Distribution
Scentsy By The Sea Bathroom Cleaner Scentsy Did not meet the irritant classification packaging and labelling requirements Stop Distribution
The Foundry Glass Fireplace Glass Cleaner The Foundry Did not meet the flammable classification labelling requirements Voluntary Recall by The Foundry
The Honest Co. Honest Multi-surface cleaner The Honest Company No compliance issues detected None
The Honest Co. Honest auto dishwasher gel The Honest Company No compliance issues detected None
The Honest Co. Honest glass cleaner The Honest Company No compliance issues detected None
The Unscented Company Cleaning Vinegar Baléco Determined not to meet the definition of a chemical product under the Regulations None
The Unscented Company Pastilles pour lave-vaisselle Baléco Determined not to meet the definition of a chemical product under the Regulations None
The Unscented Company Laundry Detergent Baléco Determined not to meet the definition of a chemical product under the Regulations None
Trudeau Gelled Fuel Capsules Trudeau Corporation 1889 Inc. No compliance issues detected None
Trudeau Gelled Fuel in Bottle Trudeau Corporation 1889 Inc. No compliance issues detected None
Unica BIOXTREM Carpet cleaner & stain remover Unica Canada Inc. No compliance issues detected None
Unica DECAPLUS Floor stripper Unica Canada Inc. No compliance issues detected None
Unica ACIERSOLVE Metal & concrete cleaners Unica Canada Inc. No compliance issues detected None
Vileda Multisurface Cleaner Freudenberg Household Products No compliance issues detected None
Weiman Stainless Steel Cleaner & Polish Aerosol Weiman Products, LLC No compliance issues detected None
Weiman Lemon Oil Furniture Polish Weiman Products, LLC No compliance issues detected None
Weiman Cook Top Max Cleaner & Polish Weiman Products, LLC No compliance issues detected None
Winning Brands Corporation 1000+ Stain remover Winning Brands Corporation Did not meet the technical specifications for the presentation and/or location of information requirements Voluntary Commitment
Winning Brands Corporation Kind Laundry Detergent Winning Brands Corporation Did not meet the corrosive classification packaging and labelling requirements Voluntary Recall by Winning Brands Corporation
Winning Brands Corporation Clean1 Winning Brands Corporation Did not meet the technical specifications for the presentation and/or location of information requirements Voluntary Commitment

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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