Consumer Product Enforcement Summary Report: Phthalates Regulations
Cyclical Enforcement Project: Phthalates Regulations
Fiscal Year 2015/2016
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 compliance of child care articles and toys that are made of soft vinyl or that have accessible soft vinyl components for the presence of phthalates. These products are subject to the Phthalates Regulations.
For this project, compliance of select child care articles and toys with the Phthalates Regulations was determined through a sampling and testing process by which Health Canada inspectors visited establishments and sampled any relevant product(s). Compliance to the requirements listed under the regulations was verified through initial screening in the field using x-ray fluorescence followed by testing at the Product Safety Laboratory where necessary.
Prior to initiating this CE project, the CPSP carried out a market survey to quantify the presence of relevant stakeholders in Canada. Targets were then selected from that list of companies.
Over the course of the 2015/16 fiscal year, testing of 14 different products was carried out. All samples passed testing and no corrective actions were required.
Readers should consult the individual recall notices for details of the products subject to this enforcement action.
|Brand||Product Name||Source of Sample||Determination||Corrective Action|
|Angel Dear||Teether Blankie||Chotobaby||None identified||None|
|Baby Clementoni||Hochet Giraffe Rattle||Pierre Belvedere||None identified||None|
|Baby's Choice||Hard and Soft Water Teether||Deejay Jewellery Inc.||None identified||None|
|Bright Starts||Take & Teethe||Kids II Inc.||None identified||None|
|Bright Starts||Chill & Teethe||Kids II Inc.||None identified||None|
|Infantino||Water Teether||Infantino||None identified||None|
|MAM||Cooler Teether||MAM USA Corporation||None identified||None|
|Nuby||Icy Bite Teether||ISSI Inc.||None identified||None|
|Playgro||Hochet Giggle Squiggle Rattle||ISSI Inc.||None identified||None|
|Smoby Cotoons||Rattle/Hochet||Simba Toys North America||None identified||None|
|The First Years||Star Teether||TOMY||None identified||None|
|The World of Eric Carle||The Very Hungry Caterpillar Gel Soother||Kids Preferred||None identified||None|
|Ulubulu||Teething Ring||Lakapooki Inc.||None identified||None|
|Vtech||Beep & Go Baby Keys||Vtech||None identified||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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