Consumer Product Enforcement Summary Report: Cyclical Enforcement Project 2017-2018: Toys Regulations (Boric acid and salts of boric acid requirement)
Fiscal year 2017-2018
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 the boric acid and salts of boric acid requirements of the Toys Regulations.
For this project, compliance of select toys to the Toys Regulations was determined through a sampling and testing process by which Health Canada inspectors visited establishments and sampled relevant products. Compliance to the specific requirements 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 determine the presence of toy companies in Canada. Targets were then selected from that list of companies.
Over the course of the 2017-2018 fiscal year, testing of 29 different products was carried out. The testing resulted in 3 voluntary recalls. There were 26 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|
|6ix Slimes||Smore Scented Caramel Slime 2 oz Option||Etsy||Did not meet the boric acid requirement||Voluntary recall by 6ixSlimes|
|Amaco (American Art Clay Co.)||Cloud Clay||DeSerres||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Bojeux||Tuttie Frutti - Scented Modeling Dough||Brain Candy Toys||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Daiso||Wheat flour modelling dough (white, green, red, yellow)||Daiso||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Demco en Couleurs Inc.||Pâte à modeler bleue - Blue Modeling Clay||Scolart||No compliance issues detected||None|
|DTSC Imports||Dough Modeling Dough (green, orange, yellow, pink)||Dollar Tree||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Dunecraft||Ooey Gooey Snotty Slime||Chapters||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Floof||S'more Party||Incredible Novelties Inc.||Did not meet the boric acid requirement||Voluntary recall by Incredible Novelties Inc.|
|Fun Frag/Ed Debroise||Pâte à modeler révolutionnaire - Patarev/
Modeling Clay - Patarev
|Hobby 3000 - Passe-temps 3000||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Funstuff||Plastimodal Modelling Clay||Reeves and Poole Group||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Funtastic||Majic Snow||Daiso||No compliance issues detected||None|
|MadMattr||Doh||Les Entreprises FDMT||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Magister Corporation||REP Putty - Resistive Exercise Putty||Brault & Bouthillier||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Melissa & Doug||Cut, Sculpt and Roll||Education Station||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Morph||Morph||Castello||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Multi-Craft||Clay-Dough||Dollar and Cents||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Putty Peeps||Putty Peeps||Halikids||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Paulinda||Super Dough (Koala)||Kite and Kaboodle||Did not meet the boric acid requirement||Voluntary recall by Reeves International, Inc.|
|Play-doh||Play-doh - Modeling Compound||Walmart||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Prang||Prang Modeling Clay (blue, yellow and green)||Dixon Ticonderoga Inc.||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Sandtastik||Model 'N Mold Sculpting Sand||Sandtastik||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Scientific Explorer||Light up Ice Putty||Tambourin store||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Selectum||Selectum Modelling Fun Dough/Pâte à modeler (yellow color dough)||Link Products||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Silly Putty||Changeables||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Spin Master||Kinetic Sand Volcano Island||Spin Master||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Sweet Shoppe||Sands Alive!||Incredible Novelties Inc.||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Thinking Putty||Crazy Aaron's Puttyworld||Stortz Toys||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Toysmith||Mini Clay (pink, red, yellow, green)||Granville Island Toy Company||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Scentos||Scented Dough||Michaels||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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