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.

Results Table
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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