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Monday March 12, 2018

Canada Explains Window Cords and Jewelry Activity

Health Canada March 6 reported on two enforcement projects. They involved window covering cords and children's jewelry.

  • Cords: The effort (bit.ly/2oRZbMQ) occurred this fiscal year (ends March 31). Inspectors evaluated 19 products. The results were six corrective actions – two recalls, two stop sales, and two stop distributions. The recalls both were responses to operating cord failures. Problems in the other corrections involved hangtags, origin labeling, and bottom rail requirements.
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  • Jewelry: The project (bit.ly/2FpZN2v) happened during last fiscal year (ended March 2017). It looked at 25 products' compliance with cadmium limits. Three failed, leading to recalls.

Late last year (PSL, 1/1/18), the agency reported on four other projects on children's sleepwear, consumer chemical containers, pacifiers, and toys.