Cyclical Enforcement Project 2015-2016 to 2016-2017: Cribs, Cradles and Bassinets Regulations

Fiscal Years 2015/2016 to 2016/2017

Summary

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

The purpose of this Cyclical Enforcement (CE) project was to verify industry's compliance of cribs with specific requirements of the Cribs, Cradles and Bassinets Regulations.

For this project, compliance of select cribs with the Cribs, Cradles and Bassinets Regulations was determined through a sampling and testing process by which Health Canada inspectors visited establishments and sampled relevant products. Compliance to specific requirements listed under the regulations was then verified through testing at the Product Safety Laboratory.

Prior to initiating this CE project, the CPSP carried out a market survey to identify crib companies in Canada. Targets were then selected from that list of companies.

Over the course of the 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 fiscal years, mechanical and chemical testing of twenty-three different products was carried out. The mechanical testing resulted in five recalls, eight stop distributions and five commitments to address non-compliance. There were five instances where no corrective action was required. The chemical testing resulted in twenty-one instances where no corrective action was required. Two samples out of the twenty-three did not undergo chemical testing as they did not contain any surface coating material to evaluate.

Results

Readers should consult the individual recall notices, if applicable, for details of the products subject to this enforcement action.

Compliance of select cribs with the Cribs, Cradles and Bassinets Regulations
Brand Product Name Source of Sample Determination Corrective Action
Baby Cache Windsor Lifetime Crib Toys'R'Us No compliance issues detected. None
Babyletto Harlow Convertible Crib Million Dollar Baby Did not meet the requirements for fastener tightness. Commitment by Million Dollar Baby
Bily M1 Sleigh Crib ISSI inc. No compliance issues detected. None
Broyhill Kids Bowen Heights Convertible Crib Wal-Mart Canada Corp. Did not meet the requirements for mattress support dislodgement which affected the side height.  Had unclear instructions. Stop distribution by Storkcraft
Capretti Design New England Shaker Crib Capretti Design International Did not meet the requirements for mattress support dislodgement which affected the side height.  Mattress support system had a visible crack after testing. Stop distribution by Capretti Design International
Caramia Chelsea Convertible Crib Caramia Furniture Ltd. Did not meet the requirements for openings between slats. Voluntary recall by Caramia Furniture Ltd.
Delta Convertible Crib Delta Enterprise Corporation Did not meet the requirements for entanglement.  Had unclear instructions. Stop distribution by Delta Enterprise Corporation
Fisher-Price Georgetown Convertible Crib ISSI inc. Showed minor damage.  Had unclear instructions. Commitment by ISSI inc.
IKEA SNIGLAR Crib IKEA Canada Limited Partnership Did not meet the requirements for slat dislodgement. Voluntary recall by IKEA Canada
IKEA SUNDVIK Crib IKEA Canada Limited Partnership No compliance issues detected. None
Kidiway Kidiway Convertible Crib Bô-Bébé No compliance issues detected. None
Kidz Decoeur Pembroke Convertible Crib Kidz Decoeur Did not meet the requirements for entanglement.  Had unclear instructions. Stop distribution by Kidz Decoeur
Lil Angels Cube Crib Lil Angels Furniture Did not meet the requirements for side height.  Had unclear instructions. Stop distribution by Lil Angels Furniture
Mathew and Lauren Collection 8700-700 Crib Mother Hubbard's Cupboards Did not meet the requirements for mattress support dislodgement which affected the side height.  Did not meet the requirements for fastener tightness. Voluntary recall by Mother Hubbard's Cupboards
Natart Barcelona Milano Classic Crib Natart Juvenile Inc. No compliance issues detected. None
No brand name 3100p Bassinette Meubles Les Petits Mousses Inc. Had unilingual French instructions. Commitment by Meubles Les Petits Mousses Inc.
No brand name Cambridge Crib Benjamin Strollers Inc., Ltd. Did not meet the requirements for the mattress support system. Voluntary recall by Benjamin Strollers Inc., Ltd.
Pali Design Marina Convertible Crib Pali Design Inc. Did not meet the requirements for fastener tightness. Commitment by Pali Design Inc.
phil&ted's Traveller Travel Crib phil&ted's Released small parts.  Had unclear instructions. Voluntary recall by phil&ted's
Pottery Barn Millie Crib Pottery Barn Did not meet the requirements for entanglement. Stop distribution by Pottery Barn Corp SF Williams-Sonoma, Inc.
Restoration Hardware Marcelle Crib Restoration Hardware Did not meet the requirements for entanglement.  Had unclear instructions. Stop distribution by Restoration Hardware
Shermag Lancaster Crib Toys'R'Us Had unclear instructions. Commitment by Shermag
Storkcraft Avalon Convertible Crib Wal-Mart Canada Corp. Did not meet the requirements for entanglement. Stop distribution by Storkcraft

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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