Consumer Product Enforcement Summary Report: Playpens
Cyclical Enforcement Project: Playpens Regulations
Fiscal Year 2014/2015 and 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 industry compliance of playpens to specific requirements in the Playpens Regulations.
For this project, compliance of playpens with the Regulations is determined through a sampling and testing process by which Health Canada inspectors visit establishments and sample for any relevant product(s). Compliance to specific requirements listed under the regulations is then verified through testing at the Product Safety Laboratory.
Prior to initiating this CE project, the CPSP carried out a market survey to identify stakeholders in Canada marketing playpens. This effort was followed by the distribution of an outreach letter to clarify requirements for playpen manufacturers regarding considerations for classification under the Playpens Regulations. Test reports demonstrating compliance to the mechanical requirements of the Regulations were requested from the industry. Targets for sampling were then selected based on the information obtained from these companies.
Over the course of the 2014/2015 and 2015/2016 fiscal years, testing of eleven different products was carried out. The testing resulted in two trader commitments to bring future shipments into compliance and nine instances where no corrective action was 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|
|Adams||Daily||Meubles Adams & Fils Ltée||Instructions on how the product is to be assembled are unclear. The circumference of the handle is greater than 180 mm. The handle is accessible to the occupant and therefore poses a strangulation hazard.||Meubles Adams & Fils committed to make future shipments compliant.|
|Baby Trend||PY86764||Baby Trend Inc.||None identified||None|
|Evenflo||Portable Babysuite deluxe - 70221708CD||Evenflo Company Inc.||None identified||None|
|Foundations||Elite Playpen - 1551117||Foundations Worldwide Inc.||None identified||None|
|Graco||Pack N Play Woodland Pooh #1920907||Elfe Juvenile Products||None identified||None|
|Guzzie & Gus||Habitat Play Yard - GG402||PJM Distribution Inc.||Instructions on how the product is to be assembled are unclear.||PJM Distribution Inc.to modify instruction manual (hard copy and Internet version).|
|Ingenuity||Washable playard with dream centre - Avondale 60382||CanaBee Baby||None identified||None|
|Ingenuity||Washable playard with dream centre Winslow - 60587||Kids II Canada Co||None identified||None|
|KidCo||TravelPod - TR3000||KidCo Inc.||None identified||None|
|Safety 1st||Safe Stages - 05335CCYA||Dorel Industries Inc.||None identified||None|
|Summer Infant||Pop'n Play portable playard - 27493||Summer Infant Canada||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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