Cyclical Enforcement Projects. What are they and do they impact you?

 In Product Safety

By: Kirsten Alcock, Manager of Product Safety, email

The Consumer Product Safety Program of Health Canada routinely performs planned national inspections which are referred to as Cyclical Enforcement (CE) Projects.  As part of Health Canada’s compliance verification mandate, the CE program is currently conducting projects in which a representative from Health Canada will contact consumer chemical product manufacturers and importers to inspect their classification records. These impact every Canadian company that imports or manufactures hazardous chemicals.

The Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, 2001 (CCCR, 2001) came into force in Canada on October 1, 2001. These aforementioned regulations impact non-registered chemicals sold in Canada to consumers. Products such as disinfectants, pesticides, cosmetics and natural health products come under other regulations.

Health Canada is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA) and its Regulations.  The CCPSA provides the authority to protect the Canadian public by addressing and/or preventing dangers to human health or safety that are posed by the usage of consumer products within Canada.

Health Canada will issue a meeting request with your company and advise which products they will be requesting samples for. In order to prepare for a meeting, your company will need the CCCR Checklist records for these products. The checklist itself requires knowledge of the packaging, toxicology, the physical hazards, which classifications are applicable, etc. If test data exists for the product as a whole, we would suggest providing this documentation to the inspectors as well. The more complete the package, the fewer questions Health Canada will need to confirm with you.

Health Canada has posted examples of previous Consumer Product Enforcement Summary Reports.

The CCCR checklists can be very daunting to prepare however that is where Dell Tech comes in. We are experts in the preparation of CCCR Checklists. We have prepared hundreds of these documents over the years for a range of products from your regular household cleaners to the fragrances you use within your homes. In order to prepare for your inspections, you will need to have these checklists created. If you need help with this, do not hesitate to contact us. We can provide you with a quote and a turn-around time on their preparation.  Get prepared ahead of time!

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Kirsten Alcock, B.Sc. (Hons) 
Manager, Product Safety Group

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