Cyclical Enforcement Project 2019-2020: Consumer Products Containing Lead Regulations
Fiscal Year 2019-2020
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 clothing or clothing accessories that are intended for use by a child under 14 years of age, with specific total lead requirements of the Consumer Products Containing Lead Regulations (Regulations).
For this project, compliance of select products subject to the 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 verified through testing at the Product Safety Laboratory.
Prior to initiating this CE project, the CPSP carried out a market survey to determine the presence of companies subject to the Regulations in Canada. Target companies were then selected from the list of companies that was developed following the market survey.
Over the course of the 2019-2020 fiscal year, lead testing of 19 different products was carried out. The testing resulted in no instances where 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.
|Brand||Product Name||Source of Sample||Determination||Corrective Action|
|Abercrombie Kids||Boys Long- Sleeve Logo Tee with Moose Decal||Abercrombie & Fitch||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Baby Wisp||Baby Top Knot Black Headband with Gold Dots Decals||Kidcentral Supply Inc||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Carter's||Toddler 2-Piece Dinosaur Snug Fit Cotton & Fleece PJs||Carter's/Osh Kosh B'Gosh||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Cows||Infant Cows Blue Body Suit and Blue Bib with Cow Decal||Cows Inc.||No compliance issues detected||None|
|George||Infant White Long Sleeve Onesie with Rainbow Heart Decal||Wal-Mart Canada Corp||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Joe Fresh||Baby Boys' Black Halloween Glow-in-the-Dark Bone Decals Sleeper||Real Canadian Superstore||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Justice||Girls Glitter Unicorn Graphic Decal Tee||Justice||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Mack Bulldog||Boys Blue Short Sleeve T-shirt with 1956 and Yellow Truck Decals||Bargains Group||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Mini Mioche||Kids Black T-shirt with Gold Number Decal||Mini Mioche||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Mini Mode||Girls 2-Piece Pink Long Sleeve Shirt with Gold Fox Decal and Grey Pants with Heart Design||Magasins Hart||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Mode Choc||Girls Black Long Sleeve Sweater With White Kitten Decal||Mode Choc||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Monkey Bars||Boys Dark Blue Sherpa Hoodie with Light Blue Sleeves and Orange "Est 1984" Decal||Giant Tiger||No compliance issues detected||None|
|NTD Apparel||Infant Grey T-Shirt with "The Rolling Stones New York City June 22-27" Decal||NTD Apparel||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Old Navy||Toddler Blue Long-Sleeve T-shirt with T-Rex Dinosaur Decal||Old Navy||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Petit Lem||Infant Navy Blue Sleeper with White Rocket Prints||Lemur Group Inc.||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Pottery Barn Baby||Infant Butterfly Muslin Swaddle Blankets||Pottery Barn Kids||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Trois moutons||Infant Trois Moutons Christmas Grow-With-Me Pajama Set with White HO HO HO Decal||Aubanerie||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Trukfit||Girls Orange Fringe Tank Top with Pressed On Decals||Bianca Amor's Liquidation Supercentre||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Whistle & Flute||Infant Kawaii Pineapple Decal Rashguard Long-Sleeve T-shirt||Hip Baby||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 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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