Health Canada’s Consumer Product Safety Program
By: Kirsten Alcock, Manager of Product Safety, email
Health Canada’s Consumer Product Safety Program have published their latest Quarterly Consumer Product and Cosmetic Reports with data from April 1, 2019, through to June 30, 2019.
Health Canada advised that these reports were published in an effort to help raise awareness about consumer product and cosmetic incidents. They also hope to increase the awareness of the importance of reporting such incidents to them.
Many do not know that reporting is a requirement under the regulations. The reports must be received from the industry when they become aware of an incident related to a product they are selling. The Consumer and Hazardous Products Safety directorate regularly receives reports and concerns from the public. The report provided online gives the percentage of reports that fall under each category of product type that they fall under. Most reports at this point in time are coming from appliance issues with the majority stemming from electric ranges or ovens.
The report also includes the type of injury that has occurred to the individuals involved such as irritations to the body, cuts, and burns.
In this particular quarter, there were 613 reports received. Please note that not all reports include injuries. If you are concerned about a product that you are using, you are encouraged to contact Health Canada.
For more information on this particular report, please click here.
If you would like further information or need help with filling out a report, please contact us. We’d be happy to help you with the process.