Cyclical Enforcement Project 2019-2020: Surface Coating Materials Regulations

Fiscal year 2019-2020

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 products for children, including furniture, and pencils and artists’ paintbrushes, with specific total lead requirements of the Surface Coating Materials Regulations.

For this project, compliance of select products subject to the 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 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 companies subject to the Regulations in Canada. Targets were then selected from that list of companies. 

Over the course of the 2019-2020 fiscal year, lead testing of 31 different products was carried out, resulting in 1 recall. There were 30 instances where no corrective action was 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 related to products for children, including furniture
Brand Product Name Source of Sample Determination Corrective Action
Bouclair Wooden Night Light Bouclair Inc. No compliance issues detected None
Bouclair Cloud Hook Bouclair Inc. No compliance issues detected None
Brault & Bouthillier Rectangular Table with Laminate Tabletop Brault & Bouthillier Ltée No compliance issues detected None
Brault & Bouthillier Child’s Rocker Brault & Bouthillier Ltée No compliance issues detected None
Carter’s Moon Night Light Wayfair LLC No compliance issues detected None
Child to Cherish Pink Swan with Silver Crown Bank Baby Sense Boutique No compliance issues detected None
Child to Cherish Stacking Age Blocks - Pink Baby Sense Boutique No compliance issues detected None
Davinci Davinci Kalani 4-Drawer Dresser Lussobaby No compliance issues detected None
Hometrends Hotdog gold ceramic lamp Walmart No compliance issues detected None
Ikea FLISAT Knob rack with 4 knobs Ikea No compliance issues detected None
J.B. Poitras Table and stool set # 340 J.B. Poitras Did not meet the allowable lead concentration requirement Voluntary recall by J.B. Poitras
Kidiway Nova Changing Table - White Bo-BéBé No compliance issues detected None
The Peanutshell Pink & Gold Milestone Memento Blocks Babies R Us No compliance issues detected None
Pottery Barn Kids Camp Collection Night Stand Pottery Barn Kids No compliance issues detected None
Pottery Barn Kids Elliott Collection Drawer Chest Pottery Barn Kids No compliance issues detected None
Sortwise Kids Toy Organizer with 12 Pieces Plastic Bins Container, Natural/Primary Shopper Plus No compliance issues detected None
South Shore Furniture Sweedi House Bed - White South Shore Furniture (Les Industries de la Rive Sud Ltée) No compliance issues detected None
Unknown Unicorn Piggy Bank Bianca Amor's Liquidation Supercentre No compliance issues detected None
Summary of the samples assessed and corrective actions taken during this project related to pencils and artists' paintbrushes
Brand Product Name Source of Sample Determination Corrective Action
ArtPro ArtPro 7000 Series Nylon Synthetic Brushes Art Placement No compliance issues detected None
Craft Smart Assorted All Purpose Brushes Michaels No compliance issues detected None
Crayola Crayola Flat Paint Brushes, 4 Pack Staples No compliance issues detected None
Derwent Derwent Graphic 9H-B, graphite pencils Above Ground Art Supplies No compliance issues detected None
Fashion Angels S. Lab Colored Pencils Toys R Us No compliance issues detected None
Grand Prix 1000 Grand Prix Extra Long Filbert size 3 - 1027 Sunnyside Art Supply No compliance issues detected None
The Home Depot The Home Depot Carpenter Pencil and sharpener (10-Pack) The Home Depot No compliance issues detected None
Le Jour Project Select Artist Brushes, 9-pk Canadian Tire No compliance issues detected None
Play Day Play Day Expressions Erasable Coloured Pencils Walmart No compliance issues detected None
Polo Brushes Polo Brushes Series 203 Spectrum Nasco Educational Supplies No compliance issues detected None
Princeton Princeton Select Artist Brush 1/2" The Paint Spot No compliance issues detected None
Time 4 Crafts Time 4 Crafts A5 Sketch Book Set CTG Brands No compliance issues detected None
Yoobi Yoobi No. 2 Pencils, 24 Pack - Assorted Chapters 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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