Consumer Product Enforcement Summary Report - Cyclical Enforcement Project 2018-2019: Kettles Regulations

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 kettle products with the requirements of the Kettles Regulations.

For this project, compliance of select kettle products with the Kettles 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 kettle companies in Canada. Targets were then selected from that list of companies. 

Over the course of the 2018-2019 fiscal year, chemical testing of 5 different products was carried out. The chemical testing resulted in no compliance issues detected, and therefore, no corrective actions were required.

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
Bialetti Moka Express (6-cup) Bradshaw Home Canada No compliance issues detected None
GSI Outdoors Inc. Stainless Green Pioneer Enamel 12 Cup Perculator Cabela's Retail Canada Inc. No compliance issues detected None
London Drugs Stainless Steel Whistling Kettle- Red (2 Qt) London Drugs Limited No compliance issues detected None
Primula 6 cup Aluminum Stovetop Espresso Maker Walmart Canada Corp. No compliance issues detected None
Salton Cordless Electric Jug Kettle Salton Canada 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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