Cyclical Enforcement Project 2019-2020: Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, 2001

Fiscal year 2019-2020

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. Some of these products 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 Canada. Targets were then selected from that list of companies. 

Over the course of the 2019-2020 fiscal year, flammability, corrosivity, viscosity and pH testing, as well as visual evaluation of 60 different product labels was carried out. The compliance verification inspections resulted in 12 recalls, 1 stop sale, 23 stop distributions, 2 corrections and 10 commitments to address non-compliance. Of the 23 stop distributions, 18 were intermediate measures due to the company not providing documentation within the required timelines. In 8 of these cases, the final actions taken with the products are also identified in the entry in the table. There were 14 instances where no corrective action was required and 9 instances where the products were determined not to meet the definition of a chemical product under the CCCR, 2001.

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
AK Real Colors High Compatibility Thinner Sunward Hobbies Did not meet the flammable classification labelling requirements Commitment by Sunward Hobbies
AVT Paints Ironlak Lak Gloss Acrylic Spray Paint Curry's Artists' Materials Inadequate classification documents Stop Distribution by AVT Paints
Bestine Bestine Solvent and Thinner Speedball Art Products Did not meet the technical specifications for the presentation and/or location of information requirements Voluntary Recall by Speedball Art Products LLC
Bob Smith Industries Incorporation Various Cyanoacrylate Glues GRA Distribution No compliance issues detected None
Bob Smith Industries Incorporation Various Cyanoacrylate Glues Hi Performance No compliance issues detected None
Bob Smith Industries Incorporation Various Cyanoacrylate Glues P.M. Hansen Did not meet quick skin-bonding adhesives packaging and labelling requirements Voluntary Recall by P.M. Hansen
Bob Smith Industries Incorporation Various Cyanoacrylate Glues Valley Trading Did not meet quick skin-bonding adhesives packaging and labelling requirements Voluntary Recall by Valley Trading (contacted all customers)
Citadel Citadel Chaos Black Spray Games Workshop No compliance issues detected None
Citadel Citadel Munitorum Varnish Spray Games Workshop No compliance issues detected None
Citadel Citadel Super Glue Thin Games Workshop Did not meet quick skin-bonding adhesives packaging and labelling requirements Voluntary Recall by Games Workshop
Cutek Cutek CD33 Naked Deck Source Inc. No compliance issues detected None
Cutek Cutek Extreme Wood Oil Deck Source Inc. Did not meet toxic classification labelling requirements Voluntary Recall by Deck Source Inc.
Cutek Cutek Proclean Deck Source Inc. Did not meet corrosive classification labelling requirements Voluntary Recall by Deck Source Inc.
DeSerres DeSerres - Huile de Lin (DALH) DeSerres No compliance issues detected None
DeSerres DeSerres - Solvant (DALS) DeSerres No compliance issues detected None
DeSerres DeSerres Spray Paint - Solvent Based DeSerres No compliance issues detected None
Flex-I-File Classic C/A Glue Profile Accessories Inadequate classification documentation Stop Sale by Profile Accessories
Flex-I-File Plast-I-Weld Plastic Welder Profile Accessories Did not meet toxic and corrosive classification labelling requirements Voluntary Recall by Flex-I-File
G96 G96 Military Grade Bore Solvent G96 Products Inc. Inadequate classification documentation Stop Distribution by G96 Products Inc.
G96 G96 Nitro Solvent Aerosol G96 Products Inc. No compliance issues detected None 
Gamblin Artists’ Colors Gamblin Gamvar Gloss Curry's Artists' Materials Did not meet toxic classification labelling requirements Voluntary Recall by Gamblin Artists’ Colours
Granger's Gear Cleaner Interex Industries Ltd. Inadequate
classification documents followed by determined not to meet the definition of a chemical product under the Regulations
Temporary
Stop Distribution by Interex Industries Ltd.
Granger's  Odour Eliminator Interex Industries Ltd.  Inadequate classification documents followed by determined not to meet the definition of a chemical product under the Regulations Temporary
Stop Distribution by Interex Industries Ltd.
Granger's  Rubber Boot Care Interex Industries Ltd.  Inadequate
classification documents followed by determined not to meet the definition of a chemical product under the Regulations
Temporary
Stop Distribution by Interex Industries Ltd. 
Hachem Acrylique haute- viscosité, Turquoise Hachem Determined not to meet the definition of a chemical product under the Regulations None
Hachem Nettoyant à pinceaux Hachem Determined not to meet the definition of a chemical product under the Regulations None
Hachem Peinture acrylique - fluide, Alizarine cramoisie Hachem Determined not to meet the definition of a chemical product under the Regulations None
Hoppe's Hoppe's BoreSnake CLP - Aerosol Hoppe's Prohibited Voluntary Recall by Hoppe’s
Hoppe's No 9 Solvent 1 Pint, Gun Bore Cleaner Hoppe's Inadequate classification documents followed by did not meet the technical specifications for the presentation and/or location of information requirements Temporary
Stop Distribution by Hoppe’s followed by
Commitment by Hoppe’s
Hornady One Shot, Sonic Clean Solution, Gun Parts Formula, item # 043360 Hornady Manufacturing Co. Inadequate classification documents Stop Distribution
by Hornady Manufacturing Co.
Hornady One Shot, with dyna GlidePlus Gun Cleaner and Lube, in aerosol container, item #9990, 99901 Hornady Manufacturing Co. Inadequate classification documents Stop Distribution by Hornady Manufacturing Co.
Humbrol Enamel (Gloss Purple) P.M. Hansen Ltd.  Did not meet the technical specifications for the presentation and/or location of information requirements Stop Distribution by P.M. Hansen Ltd. followed by
Commitment by P.M. Hansen Ltd. 
Humbrol Enamel Thinners P.M. Hansen Ltd. Did not meet the technical specifications for the presentation and/or location of information requirements Stop Distribution by P.M. Hansen Ltd. followed by
Commitment by P.M. Hansen Ltd.  
Humbrol Poly Cement P.M. Hansen Ltd.  Did not meet the technical specifications for the presentation and/or location of information requirements Stop Distribution by P.M. Hansen Ltd. followed by
Commitment by P.M. Hansen Ltd. 
Humbrol Enamel Sunward
Hobbies
Did not meet the flammable classification labelling requirements Commitment by P.M. Hansen Ltd. 
Jacquard Gutta Resist Clear Rupert, Gibbon & Spider, Inc. Did not meet the flammable classification labelling requirements Voluntary Recall by Rupert, Gibbon & Spider, Inc.
Jacquard Gutta Resist Gold Rupert, Gibbon & Spider, Inc. Did not meet the flammable classification labelling requirements Voluntary Recall by Rupert, Gibbon & Spider, Inc.
Jacquard Gutta Resist Solvent Rupert, Gibbon & Spider, Inc. Did not meet the toxic and flammable classification packaging and labelling requirements Voluntary Recall by Rupert, Gibbon & Spider, Inc.
Kama Pigments Huile de lin raffinée et blanchie Kama Pigments (9131-8766 Québec Inc.) Did not meet the technical specifications for the presentation and/or location of information requirements Commitment by Kama Pigments
Kama Pigments Medium Alkyde Kama Pigments (9131-8766 Québec Inc.) Inadequate classification documents Stop Distribution by Kama Pigments
Kama Pigments Vernis final a tableau - brillant Kama Pigments (9131-8766 Québec Inc.) Did not meet the technical specifications for the presentation and/or location of information requirements Stop Distribution by Kama Pigments
Lee Valley Conservator's Wax Lee Valley Tools Inadequate classification documents followed by did not meet the technical specifications for the presentation and/or location of information requirements Temporary
Stop Distribution by Lee Valley Tools followed by
Correction by Lee Valley Tools
Lyman's Lyman's Turbo Sonic Case Cleaner Lyman Products Inadequate classification documents followed by did not meet the technical specifications for the presentation and/or location of information requirements Temporary
Stop Distribution by Lyman Products followed by Commitment by Lyman Products
Lyman's Lyman's Turbo Sonic Steel Gun Cleaner Lyman Products Inadequate classification documents followed by did not meet the technical specifications for the presentation and/or location of information requirements Temporary
Stop Distribution by Lyman Products
followed by Commitment by Lyman Products
Martin/F.
Weber
Martin/F. Weber turpenoid natural Curry's Artists' Materials Determined not to meet the definition of a chemical product under the Regulations None
MG Chemicals Silicone Modified Conformal Coating MG Chemicals Did not meet the technical specifications for the presentation and/or location of information requirements Stop Distribution by MG Chemicals
MG Chemicals Super Duster MG Chemicals No compliance issues detected None 
MG Chemicals Super Glue MG Chemicals No compliance issues detected None 
Mona Lisa Mona Lisa Linseed Oil Speedball Art Products Inadequate classification documents Stop Distribution by Speedball Art Products
Novus Novus Polish #1 Plastic Clean & Shine Profile Accessories Determined not to meet the definition of a chemical product under the Regulations None
Novus Novus Polish #2 Fine Scratch Remover Profile Accessories Determined not to meet the definition of a chemical product under the Regulations None
Pébéo Essence de térébenthine rectifiée Pébéo No compliance issues detected None
Pébéo Huile de lin raffinée Pébéo Did not meet the technical specifications for the presentation and/or location of information requirements Commitment by Pébéo
Pébéo Vernis à tableau mat Pébéo No compliance issues detected None
Pink Soap Pink Soap Brush Cleaner Speedball Art Products Inadequate classification documents Stop Distribution by Speedball Art Products
Satellite City Inc. Hot Stuff Lee Valley Tools No compliance issues detected None
Tried & True Tried & True Original Wood Finish Lee Valley Tools Inadequate classification documents followed by did not meet the technical specifications for the presentation and/or location of information requirements Temporary
Stop Distribution
by Lee Valley Tools followed by
Correction by Lee Valley Tools
Via Chem Brush n’ bond #BNB-72 Via-Chem Inadequate classification documents Stop Distribution by Via-Chem
Via Chem High Performance Future Glue Via-Chem Inadequate classification documents Stop Distribution by Via-Chem
Via Chem Via-Bond Fix All Cement Glue Via-Chem Inadequate classification documents Stop Distribution by Via-Chem

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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