Consumer Product Enforcement Summary Report: Cyclical Enforcement Project 2016-2017: Pacifiers Regulations
Fiscal Year 2016-2017
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 of pacifiers with the mechanical requirements of the Pacifiers Regulations.
For this project, compliance of select pacifiers with the Pacifiers Regulations was determined through a sampling and testing process by which Health Canada inspectors contacted establishments and sampled relevant products. Compliance to the specific 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 identify pacifier companies in Canada. Targets were then selected from that list of companies.
Over the course of the 2016-2017 fiscal year, mechanical testing of 17 different products was carried out. The mechanical testing resulted in 3 voluntary recalls and 1 commitment to address non-compliance. There were 13 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|
|Tommee Tippee||Every Day Orthodontic Pacifiers||Mayborn Group||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Sesame Workshop||Sesame Beginnings 2 pack Pacifiers||Dollarama L.P.||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Kidsme||Glow-in-the dark||Kidz District||Did not meet the small parts requirements||Voluntary recall by Kidz District|
|Vital Baby||Soft Touch Pacifiers 12+ months||Vital Innovations||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Natursutten||Natural Pacifier- Original Rounded (size small 0 to 6 month)||Monarch Distributing||No compliance issues detected.||None|
|Elodie Details||Elodie Details - Moon Balloon, Zebra Sunshine, Diamond Love Pacifiers||Kiss My Baby Ltd.||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Razbaby||Keep-it-kleen Pacifier||KidCentral||Did not meet the advertising and labelling requirements||Commitment by KidCentral|
|Billy-Bob||The O-riginal Billy-Bob pacifier "two front teeth" with ring||Zibbers Inc.||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Crystal Dream||Cream Flower with Rhinestones||Crystal Dream||Did not meet the small parts requirements||Voluntary recall by Crystal Dream|
|The First Years||Gumdrop 6-18 months||TOMY||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Carter's||Pacifier clip||Kid's Preferred||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Fred||Chill, Baby pacifier||Fred and Friends||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Billy-Bob||Billy-Bob Little Vampire Pacifier||Spirit Halloween||Did not meet the small parts requirements||Voluntary recall by Billy-Bob Products|
|Dollar Tree||2 Pack silicone pacifiers||Dollar Tree||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Ecopacifier||Ecopacifier||Ecopiggy||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Booginhead||Booginhead||Booginhead||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Munchkin||Latch||Munchkin||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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