Consumer Product Enforcement Summary Report: Toys Regulations (Rattles)

Cyclical Enforcement Project: Toys Regulations (Rattles)

Fiscal Year 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 compliance of select rattles to the applicable requirements of the Toys Regulations.

For this project, compliance of select rattles with the Toys Regulations was determined through a sampling and testing process by which Health Canada inspectors visited establishments and sampled any relevant product(s). 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 rattle stakeholders in Canada. Targets were then selected from that list of companies.

Over the course of the 2015/16 fiscal year, testing of fourteen different products was carried out. The testing resulted in four recalls, one stop distribution, 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
Angel of Mine Baby Rattle DTSC Imports No contravention detected None
Plantbaby Rattle Trumpet TJ's the Kiddie Store Released small parts Voluntary recall by Nova Nature
Vtech Beep & Go Baby Keys Vtech No contravention detected None
Skip Hop Explore & More Egg Shaker Trio Skip Hop No contravention detected None
Whoozit Shake & Grasp Clutching Toy The Manhattan Toy Company Released small parts Voluntary recall by The Manhattan Group, LLC
Baby King Rattle Keys SAKSCO Gourmet Basket Supplies Did not meet the Canadian safety requirements for the size and shape of rattles Voluntary recall by SAKSCO Gourmet Basket Supplies
Gluckskafer Kafigrassel natur / rot -lackierte Kugel EuroLiving No contravention detected None
Haba Rattling Caterpillar Brands In Balance No contravention detected None
Walter Rassel-katze EuroLiving Did not meet the Canadian safety requirements for the size and shape of rattles No product was sold to consumers. Stop distribution by EuroLiving
Baby Clementoni Hochet Girafe Pierre Belvedere No contravention detected None
Cotoons Smoby Keys Rattle Simba Toys North America Did not meet the Canadian safety requirements for the size and shape of rattles Voluntary recall by Simba Toys North America
Playgro Giggle Squiggle Rattle ISSI Inc. No contravention detected None
Heimess Rattle Bébénuk Inc. No contravention detected None
Kidiway Rings & Ball Rattle Bo-Bébé No contravention 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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