Consumer Product Enforcement Summary Report: Toys
Cyclical Enforcement Project: Toys Regulations
Fiscal Year 2014/2015
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 industry's compliance with specific requirements of the Toys Regulations.
For this project, the compliance of toys with theToys Regulations was determined through a sampling and testing process by which Health Canada inspectors visit establishments and sample any relevant product(s). Compliance to the requirements under the regulations is then verified through testing at the CPSP's Product Safety Laboratory.
Prior to initiating this CE project, the CPSP carried out a market survey to quantify the presence oftoy stakeholders in Canada. Targets were then selected from that list of companies.
Over the course of the 2014/15 fiscal year, testing of nineteen different products was carried out. The testing resulted in three recalls, one stop distribution, one stop sale and fourteen 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|
|Baby Dino||Soft and Go||Pierre Belvedere||None identified||None|
|Djeco||CowCow||Ilot 307||None identified||None|
|Dollarama-Police Playland||Police Playland||Dollarama||Sharpness hazard||Stop distribution by Dollarama|
|Earlyears||Click, rattle 'n roll caterpillar||Kites & Other Delights||None identified||None|
|Hape||Best Bugs Magnetic Maze||Chapters||Released small parts||Voluntary recall by Hape|
|Happy cabin (By SG)||Welcome to my beautiful Cottages||Variétés Pierre Prud'homme Inc.||Released small parts||Voluntary recall by Variétés Pierre Prud'homme Inc.|
|John Deere||Spin Around the Farm||Calendar Club of Canada||None identified||None|
|Kid Connection||Happy Sound Train||Wal-Mart Canada Corp||None identified||None|
|Lego||Lego Duplo Airport||Lego||None identified||None|
|Melissa & Doug||Sound Puzzle||Chapters||None identified||None|
|Mirari||Zig-Zag Xylo Train||Toy Jungle||Released small parts||Voluntary recall by Outset Media|
|Munchkin||Wonder Waterway||Munchkin Baby Canada Ltd.||None identified||None|
|Play Go||Discovery Ball||Jouets JRC Toys||None identified||None|
|Playmobil||Advent Calendar||Playmobil Canada||None identified||None|
|Push & Go - My 1st Play Vehicle Set||Push & Go - My 1st Play Vehicle Set||The Bargain! Shop||None identified||None|
|Skip Hop||Hug and Hide Owl||Skip Hop, Inc||None identified||None|
|Toy Galaxy - Fun & Games||Fun Train||Toy Galaxy||Released small parts||Stop sale by Toy Galaxy. No product was distributed.|
|Toysmith||Wind-up Diver||Greatwest Wholesale||None identified||None|
|Vtech||Go!Go! Smart wheels Car Wash Playset||Wal-Mart Canada||None identified||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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