Fiscal year 2019-2020
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 market intelligence to determine the presence of toy companies in Canada. Targets were then selected from that list of companies.
Over the course of the 2019-2020 fiscal year, mechanical and chemical testing of 30 different products was carried out. The testing and evaluation resulted in 8 voluntary recalls and 1 stop sale. There were 21 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|
|Cra-Z-Art||Nickelodeon Slime- Mix & Make Sparkling Unicorn Slime||Toys R Us||No compliance issues detected.||None|
|Daiso||Toy Police Car||Daiso||No compliance issues detected.||None|
|Danawares||So Slime DIY||London Drugs||No compliance issues detected.||None|
|Danawares Corp.||So Slime DIY Bubble Slime||Scholar's Choice||No compliance issues detected.||None|
|Dollar Novelties||Bulldozer truck||Krish Dollar Store||No compliance issues detected.||None|
|Dollar Tree||Turbo Wheels||Dollar Tree||No compliance issues detected.||None|
|Dough||Rainbow Glow Dough||Ted's Hobby Shop||No compliance issues detected.||None|
|First Learning||Wood Puzzle (farm)||Hart||No compliance issues detected.||None|
|Fun Express||SLIME||Big Dollar||Did not meet the allowable boric acid concentration requirement||Voluntary recall by Big Dollar|
|Funny Toys||Cartoon dog||Magic Dealz||Did not meet the small parts requirement||Stop Sale by Magic DealzFootnote *|
|heebie jeebies||Minilab slime||Hobby and Toy Central||No compliance issues detected.||None|
|Jinzhile Toys||City Hero Fire Engines||Big Dollar||Did not meet the small parts and sharp point requirements||Voluntary recall by Bensus|
|Kidwize||Aqua Gelz Deluxe playset||Groupe Ricochet Inc||No compliance issues detected.||None|
|Keycraft||My First Tractor (Digger Style)||Keycraft Amerique||Did not meet the sharp point requirement||Voluntary recall by Keycraft Amerique|
|MGA Entertainment||Poopsie Cutie Tooties Surprise (slime)||Party City||Did not meet the allowable boric acid concentration requirement||Voluntary recall by Party City|
|Mini Cars||Construction Vehicule Series||Handee Products||Did not meet the small parts requirement||Voluntary recall by Handee Products|
|Mushimallow||MushiMallow Sand||Golteez Novelties||No compliance issues detected.||None|
|Ooze Labs (Thames & Kosmos)||Hypercolor Slime||Calendar Club + toys & games||No compliance issues detected.||None|
|Playgo||Seaside Crab Shaker||Giant Tiger||No compliance issues detected.||None|
|Orange Tree Toys||Flamingo Pull Along||Winners||No compliance issues detected.||None|
|Ready2Robot||Ready2Robot- Build Swap, Battle! (Mystery Pilots)||Maxi & Cie||No compliance issues detected.||None|
|Slimygloop Mix'Ems||DIY Slime Kit Unicorn||Chapters/Indigo||No compliance issues detected.||None|
|Swimming Animal||Wind-up Toy Seabed Park||Chantia Sales/Lucky Imports||Did not meet the small parts requirement||Voluntary recall by Chantia Sales|
|Tooky Toy||Mini Bead Maze||Your Dollar Store With More||No compliance issues detected.||None|
|ToyLand||Road Master wooden pick up truck||Daiso||No compliance issues detected.||None|
|Toysmith||Slime Suckers||Granville Island Toy Company||Did not meet the allowable boric acid concentration requirement||Voluntary recall by Great West Wholesale|
|Unknown Brand||DIY Shake Slime||Treehouse Toys||Did not meet the allowable boric acid concentration requirement||Voluntary recall by CLS Sales Inc.|
|Unknown Brand||Wooden Squeaky Car||CLS Imports||No compliance issues detected.||None|
|Unknown Brand||Fluffy Squishy Lab Slime||Piper's Department Store||No compliance issues detected.||None|
|Your First Friend||Your First Friend - Cow||CTG Brands||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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