Q2 2021 Consumer Product Recalls Analysis

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Recalls Analysis

There were a total of 66 consumer products recall notices issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in Q2 (April - June) 2021. A total of 20 of these recalls were carried out in conjunction with Health Canada.

All-terrain vehicles accounted for 8 recall notices, including 4 recalls that pose the risk of crash and injury and 4 recalls that present the hazard of fire. Children’s apparel accounted for 8 recall notices, including 5 recalls for posing the risk of burn, 2 recalls that present the hazard of entanglement and strangulation and 1 recall for choking hazard. Chemicals had a total of 5 recall notices, all of which were for burn and irritation hazard.

In total, there were 11 recalls for fire hazard, 8 recalls for burn hazard, and 6 recalls each for poisoning hazard and choking hazard.

Highlighted below are some of the recalls:

Q2 2021 – CPSC

Product  

Hazard – Reason(s)  

Children’s nightgowns/robes

Burn Hazard – The children’s nightgowns/robes fail to meet the federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to children.

Children’s jacket

The jackets have a drawstring located inside the lining of the bottom area of the garment. The drawstring can become entangled or caught on playground slides, handrails, school bus doors or other moving objects, posing an entanglement hazard to children.

Children’s rompers

The heart-shaped graphics located on the knees of the romper can peel off or detach, posing a choking hazard to children.

Inclined sleeper accessory

Fatality Hazard – Infant fatalities have been reported with other manufacturers’ inclined sleep products, after the infants rolled from their back to their stomach or side, or under other circumstances.

Toys – Games

The metal rollers on the bottom of the flying dinosaur figures contain levels of lead that exceed the federal lead content ban. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health issues.

Toys – Teether

The plastic wings can detach from the body of the teether, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Toys – Rattle

The abacus ring on the horses back can dislodge and release the small beads, posing a choking hazard to small children.

Playground equipment – Swing sets

Injury Hazard – The attachment that connects the swing hanger to the top tube can fail, posing an injury hazard.

 

Health Canada Recalls Analysis

There were a total of 69 consumer products recall notices issued by Health Canada in Q2 (April - June) 2021.

Toys accounted for 10 recall notices, including 5 recalls posing ingestion hazards, 3 recalls for chemical hazards, 1 recall for fall hazard and 1 recall for choking hazard. Chemical products accounted for 8 recall notices, including 4 recalls due to lack of appropriate labeling and hazard information, 2 recalls for not meeting child-resistant packaging requirements, 1 recall posing aspiration hazard and 1 recall for severe bodily harm and death. Household items accounted for 7 recalls, followed by cannabis, appliances, tools and electrical products, which each accounted for 5 recalls.

There were 19 recalls for burn and/or fire hazard, 7 recalls for injury hazard and 7 recalls for labeling.

Highlighted below are some of the recalls:

Q2 2021 – Health Canada

Product  

Hazard /Reason(s)  

Toys – Magnet sets

Health Canada has determined that the magnets do not meet the magnetic force requirements of the Toys Regulations and pose an ingestion hazard.

Toys – Trampoline

The products lack Canadian bilingual warning statement labels.

Durable Nursey Products

Injury hazard – The product does not meet Canadian bassinet requirements and must not be used separate from the stroller frame.

Footwear – Sandals

The front strap on the sandal may detach, posing a choking and tripping hazard.

Jewelry

Jewelry contains lead in excess of allowable limits.

Children’s Clothing – Bath Wraps

The products do not meet the Children's Sleepwear Regulations.

 

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