Consumer Product Enforcement Summary Report – Cyclical Enforcement Project: Textile Floor Coverings Regulations 2016-2017

Cyclical Enforcement Project: Textile Floor Coverings Regulations

Fiscal Year 2016/2017

Summary

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 textile floor coverings which are subject to the Textile Floor Coverings Regulations.

For this project, compliance of select textile floor coverings with the Flammability requirements of the Textile Floor Coverings Regulations was determined through a sampling and testing process by which Health Canada inspectors visited establishments and sampled relevant products. Compliance to 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 quantify the presence of textile floor coverings stakeholders in Canada. Targets were then selected from that list of companies. 

Over the course of the 2016/17 fiscal year, flammability testing of twenty different products was carried out. The testing resulted in four recalls, one stop sale, and fifteen instances where no corrective action was required.

Results
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
Beaulieu Carpets Gracious Steers Group Limited No compliance issues detected None
Beaver Carpet Beauty Carpet Beaver Carpets Limited No compliance issues detected None
Bliss by Beaulieu Trend Setter Carpet HYBC Industries No compliance issues detected None
Cam Living Brilliant Shag Area Rug Amskor Corporation No compliance issues detected None
Capitol Earth Rugs Rug, Random Wheaton’s No compliance issues detected None
Carpet Art-Deco Verandah Carpet Carpet Art-Deco No compliance issues detected None
EQ3 Otis Rug EQ3 Did not meet the textile floor coverings flammability requirements (Voluntary recall by EQ3)
Feizy Rug Saphir Zam Rug Area Rug Gallery Did not meet the textile floor coverings flammability requirements Stop sale by Area Rug Gallery
Hi Line Chinese Rug, Multi Hi Line Rugs and Decor No compliance issues detected None
Hometrends Area Rug Grey Geo Korhani Canada Inc. No compliance issues detected None
Hometrends Silver Shiny Shag Area Rug Springs Canada Inc. Did not meet the textile floor coverings  flammability requirements (Voluntary recall by Springs Canada)
Just for Roche Bobois Lipparini Roche Bobois Did not meet the textile floor coverings flammability requirements Voluntary recall by Roche Bobois Footnote 1
JYSK Dehli Rug Jysk No compliance issues detected None
Magical Thinking Costa Geo Printed Rug Urban Outfitters No compliance issues detected None
Maison Simons Tapis treillis élégants Maison Simons No compliance issues detected None
Shaw Town Creek III Carpet Floors Plus No compliance issues detected None
Tandus Sea Smoke Grid Overlay Carpet Tiles Donald Flooring No compliance issues detected None
Tobari Rugs Veranda Rug Ecarpet Galeris Inc. No compliance issues detected None
Unknown Shaggy Grey Area Rug Bianca Amor's Liquidation Supercentres Did not meet the textile floor coverings flammability requirements (Voluntary recall by Bianca Amor's Liquidation Supercentres)
Urban Barn Marianao Rug - Havana Urban Barn 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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