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.

Results Table
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 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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