Consumer Product Enforcement Summary Report - Cyclical Enforcement Project 2018-2019: Toys Regulations
Fiscal Year 2018-2019
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 toys with the specific requirements of the Toys Regulations.
For this project, compliance of select toys with the Toys 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 then verified through testing at the Product Safety Laboratory and by Health Canada inspectors on site for flexible film bags.
Prior to initiating this CE project, the CPSP carried out a market survey to determine the presence of toy companies in Canada. Targets were then selected from that list of companies.
Over the course of the 2018-2019 fiscal year, mechanical and chemical testing, as well as visual evaluation of 37 different products was carried out. The testing and evaluation resulted in 6 stop sales for non-compliance with labelling requirements and 13 voluntary recalls for non-compliances of greater concern. There were 18 instances where no corrective action was required.
Readers should consult the individual recall and safety notices, if applicable, for details of the products subject to this enforcement action.
|Brand||Product Name||Source of Sample||Determination||Corrective Action|
|Boom Boom Chems||Unicorn Putty||Your Dollar Store with More||Did not meet the allowable boric acid concentration requirement||Voluntary recall by Toy Land Company|
|Bubble Mania||Bubble Dozer||Pine & Fancy Sweet Memories||Did not meet the small parts requirement||Voluntary recall by Exclusive Brands and iSweet|
|Buckyballs||Buckyballs magnet set||Imagine+||Small, powerful magnets||Voluntary recall by Imagine+|
|CLS Imports||Wooden pull back plane||CLS Imports||Did not meet the small parts requirement||Voluntary recall by CLS Imports|
|Color Fantastik||Assorted Rubber Animals in Net Bag||Dollar Smart||Did not meet the small parts requirement||Voluntary recall by Siu and Sons Int'l Trading|
|CTG Brands Inc.||Animal cute cartoon set||Red Apple||No compliance issues detected||None|
|CTG Brands Inc.||Friction powered school bus||Daiso||Did not meet the small parts requirement||Voluntary recall by CTG Brands Inc.|
|Dollarama||Target Board Lot 177||Dollarama||Did not meet the labelling requirement||Stop sale by Dollarama|
|Dollar Max Depot||Dinosaur squeeze ball||Dollar Max Depot||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Dollar Novelty||Barrel-O-Slime||Dollar Smart||Did not meet the allowable boric acid concentration requirement||Voluntary recall by Dollar Novelty (Karapelle Inc.)|
|Dollar Novelty||Lovely princess fashion series wings||Dollar Smart||Did not meet the labelling requirement||Stop sale by Dollar Novelty|
|Genius Premium Craft Boxes||Do it yourself slime kits||Genius Premium Craft Boxes||Did not meet the allowable boric acid concentration requirement||Voluntary recall by Genius Premium Craft Boxes|
|GO GOP||GO BANDS GOOGOO PINKO, Neon Slime with Wristband||Aunt Monica's Attic||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Great Canadian Dollar Store||Lobster toy||Great Canadian Dollar Store||Did not meet the small parts requirement||Voluntary recall by Great Canadian Dollar Store|
|Great Canadian Dollar Store||Magic Mermaid Poop Slime||Great Canadian Dollar Store||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Happy Running||Happy Running Colorful Fish||Jester's Fun Factory||Did not meet the small parts requirement||Voluntary recall by CLS Sales|
|It's Putty!||It's Putty! Very Berry||Jouets LOL Toys||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Kangaroo Manufacturing Inc.||Super cool slime||The Freak Lunchbox||Did not meet the allowable boric acid concentration requirement||Voluntary recall by Kangaroo Manufacturing Inc.|
|Keenway||Pull string bath buddies||Playing for Keeps Toys and More||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Manhattan Toy||Toy truck||Vancouver Kids Books||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Mattel Canada Inc.||Thomas & Friends – Wood Aquarium cars||Everest Toys||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Mega Bloks||Fast Tracks racing rig||MegaBrands||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Minyore||My Metal Aircraft Assembly||Imagine+||Did not meet the small parts requirement||Voluntary recall by Imagine+|
|Montoy||Monster Vehicle||Dollarama||Did not meet the labelling requirement||Stop sale by Dollarama|
|Montoy||Drum||Dollarama||Did not meet the labelling requirement||Stop sale by Dollarama|
|My Products||Water Gun-18In||Un seul prix $ plus||Did not meet the labelling requirement||Stop sale by Un seul prix $ plus|
|Oball||Rattle & Roll Toy||KidsII||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Orb||Slimy Elasti Plasti||Granville Island Toys||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Royal Specialty Sales||Slime||Imaginius||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Silly Gilly's||Moldable Liquid Glass Putty||Osiris Inc.||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Toy Galaxy/Fun & Games||Noise Putty||Dollar Plus Mille Et Une Trouvailles Inc.||No compliance issues detected||None|
|ToySmith/ Great West Wholesale||Yellow duck bath toy||Village Toy Shop||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Unknown||Wind-up racoon toys||Brin de folie||Did not meet the small parts requirement||Voluntary recall by Brin de folie|
|Viking Toys||Viking toy truck||Woozles||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Vtech||Go!Go! Smart wheels||Mastermind Toys||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Yick Chi Gifts and Toys||Various||Yick Chi Gifts and Toys||Did not meet the labelling requirement||Stop sale by Yick Chi Gifts and Toys|
|Zimpli Kids||Slime Baff||Winners||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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