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.
|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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