Consumer Product Enforcement Summary Report: Standards Project 2017-2018: Furniture Tip-over
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 Standards project was to sample clothing storage units over 30 inches (762 mm) in height and test them to the performance criteria of a consensus-based safety standard in order to verify compliance to the CCPSA. The safety standard used as a basis for the project testing was ASTM F2057-14, Standard Safety Specification for Clothing Storage Units.
For this project, compliance of select clothing storage units was determined through a sampling and testing process by which Health Canada inspectors visited establishments and sampled relevant products. Compliance to the project requirements, which are based on sections 4.1 to 4.5 of the standard, was then verified through testing at the Product Safety Laboratory.
Prior to initiating this project, the CPSP carried out a market survey to determine the presence of clothing storage unit companies in Canada. This effort resulted in a list of importers and manufacturers of these products in Canada. These companies were sent a letter to advise them of the project and their responsibilities under the CCPSA. Targets were then selected from that list of companies.
Over the course of the 2017-2018 fiscal year, testing of 12 different products was carried out. The testing resulted in 2 voluntary recalls. There were 10 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|
|Ashley||Exquisite dresser||Ashley Furniture||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Baby Caché||Windsor 6-drawer double dresser||Toys"R"Us||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Belair||5-drawer chest||Belair Kids Furniture||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Dutailier||5-drawer chest||Groupe Dutailier Inc.||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Dynamic||5-drawer chest||Dynamic Furniture Corporation||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Winners Only||Farmhouse Bay Youth dresser||Winners Only Inc.||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Fisher Price||Double dresser||EI Brands MGMT Group||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Garcia||Garcia Collection grey chest of contemporary bedroom collection||Mazin Furniture||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Les petits mousses||3-drawer Vera chest||Les petits mousses||Did not meet the stability with load requirement||Voluntary recall by Les petits mousses|
|Louis Philip||5-drawer chest||CA Munro Ltd.||Did not meet the stability with load requirement||Voluntary recall by Crown Mark Furniture|
|Nexera||Dixie 5-drawer wood chest||Cymax||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Stokke||Stokke Home dresser||Stokke||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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