Cyclical Enforcement Project 2019-2020: Expansion Gates and Expandable Enclosures 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 expansion gates and expandable enclosures with the requirements of the Expansion Gates and Expandable Enclosures Regulations.
For this project, compliance of select expansion gates and expandable enclosures with the Expansion Gates and Expandable Enclosures 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.
Prior to initiating this CE project, the CPSP carried out a market survey to determine the presence of expansion gates and expandable enclosures companies in Canada. Targets were then selected from that list of companies.
Over the course of the 2019-2020 fiscal year, mechanical and chemical testing of 14 different products was carried out. The testing resulted in 2 recalls and 6 trader commitments to address non-compliance. There were 6 instances where no 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|
|Bily||Retractable Safety Gate||EI Brand Management Group||Did not meet the allowable barium concentration requirement||Voluntary recall by Elfe Juvenile Products|
|Costway||Walk Through Safety Gate Door with Easy Locking||Costway||
||Commitment by Costway|
|Dreambaby||Chelsea Xtra Tall & Xtra Wide Hallway Auto-Close Metal Baby Gate||Leda Health Innovations||
||Voluntary recall and commitment by Leda Health Innovations|
|Evenflo||Expansion Walk Thru Room Divider Gate||GoodBaby International||No compliance issues detected||None|
|KidCo||Gateway Pressure mount Gate||KidCo||No compliance issues detected||None|
|MunchKin||Auto Close Designer Gate||Bed Bath & Beyond||Deficiencies in the product instructions and the product does not meet the requirements for accompanying information||Correction made by MunchKin|
|North States||Supergate Quick-fit Oval mesh gate||EI Brand Management Group||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Qdos||Crystal Gate||5514KM Corporation||Did not meet the font height labelling requirement||Commitment by 5514KM Corporation|
|Regalo||Extra Tall Top of Stair Safety Gate||Regalo International LLC||Did not meet the font height labelling requirement||Commitment by Regalo International LLC|
|Safety 1st||Lift, Lock & Swing Dual-Mode Gate||Dorel Juvenile Canada||Did not meet the labelling and warning requirements Did not meet the bilingual labelling requirement Did not meet the requirements for accompanying information Did not meet the indelibility of labels on packaging||Commitment by Dorel Juvenile Canada|
|Skip Hop||Playview Expandable Enclosure||Skip Hop||Did not meet the permanency of labels on packaging||Commitment by Skip Hop|
|Storkcraft||Easy Walk-Thru Metal Safety Gate||Storkcraft Manufacturing Inc.||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Summer Infant||Retractable Walk-Thru Gate||Summer Infant||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Top Paw||Home Décor Arched Pet Gate||PetSmart||
||Commitment by PetSmart|
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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