Consumer Product Enforcement Summary Report - Cyclical Enforcement Project 2019-2020: Pacifiers 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 pacifiers to the mechanical and chemical requirements of the Pacifiers Regulations.
For this project, compliance of select pacifiers with the Pacifiers 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 pacifier 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 15 different brands of pacifiers was carried out. The mechanical testing resulted in 2 voluntary recalls and 2 trader commitments to address non-compliance. There were 11 instances where no corrective action was required. The chemical testing resulted in no compliance issues, and therefore, no corrective actions were 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|
|Baby's Choice||Pacifier & Pacifier Holder||Deejay Inc.||Did not meet the small parts requirements||Voluntary recall by Deejay Inc.|
|BIBS||Natural Rubber Pacifier||Tricor Distribution||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Boka||Maple Wood Pacifiers||Arboreka||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Ryan & Rose||Cutie PAT 2-in-1 Pacifier||Cara & Co. (previously Canadian DIY Supply)||Did not meet the advertising and labelling requirements - indirect reference to the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act and Pacifiers Regulations||Commitment by Cara & Co. (previously Canadian DIY Supply)|
|Doddle & Co.||The Pop||Doddle & Co.||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Hip Mommies||Did not meet the advertising and labelling requirements - indirect reference to the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act and Pacifiers Regulations||Commitment by Hip Mommies.|
|Duoladuobu||Anti-Dust Silicone Pacifier||Thinka||Did not meet the small parts requirements||Voluntary recall by Thinka|
|EcoViking||Natural Rubber Pacifier (L, 12+ months, Round)||WestCare Health Supplies Ltd.||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Fred||Chill, Baby Pacifier||Clément Ltée||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Mercedes-Benz Collection||Soother||Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc.||No compliance issues detected||None|
|MAM||MAM Air||MAM Canada||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Munchkin||Latch Pacifier||Munchkin||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Natursutten Butterfly Orthodontic Pacifier||Monarch Distributing Ltd.||No compliance issues detected||None|
|President's Choice||Silicone Pacifiers with Clip||EI Brands / Loblaw||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Razbaby||Razbaby Keep-It-Kleen||Kidcentral Supply Inc.||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Tommee Tippee||Night Time Silicone Orthodontic Pacifiers (0-6 months)||Mayborn Group||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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