Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA) Helen Ryan, Consumer Product Safety Directorate, Health Canada Presentation for CSA – June 11 th – 12 th , 2012. Health Canada has modernized our Product Safety legislation….
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Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA)Helen Ryan, Consumer Product Safety Directorate, Health CanadaPresentation for CSA – June 11th – 12th, 2012
Came into force on June 20, 2011 and replaced Part 1 and Schedule 1 of the Hazardous Products Act.
Governs a post market regime to address/prevent dangers to human health or safety that are posed by consumer products
Defines consumer products as products (including components, parts, accessories, packaging) that may reasonably be expected to be obtained by an individual to be used for non-commercial purposes.
Does not apply to certain products that are addressed by other legislation, such as: explosives, cosmetics, drugs, food, medical devices, ammunition, and natural health products.
CCPSA: legislation….New Authorities & Requirements
Retailers are required to prepare and maintain documents that record:
The name and address of the person from whom the product was obtained
The period in which the product was sold and the location of sale.
All others (manufacturers, importers, etc) are required to prepare and maintain documents that record:
The name and address of the person from whom the product was obtained, or
To whom the product was sold, or both.
Persons are required to keep documents until the expiry of six years after the end of the year to which they relate, unless regulations specify another time period.
Section 14: Incident Reporting legislation….
Upon learning of an “event” that may involve a company’s product, it is expected that the company undertakes an evaluation to determine if it meets the requirement to be reported to Health Canada and if the product involved is a consumer product as defined in the legislation.
This determination is undertaken prior to timelines commencing for the mandatory incident reports.
The following questions can assist in the determination of a reportable incident:
Is this a consumer product that I sell, manufacture or import (including its components, parts or accessories)?
Is my product connected with the suspected incident?
Does it meet the criteria of an incident in 14(1) (a-d)?
Section 14 (1)(a): Death or serious injury
Section 14 (1)(b): Defect
Section 14 (1)(c): Incorrect / Insufficient Information
Section 14 (1)(d): Recall or other measure in another jurisdiction
Does it indicate an unreasonable hazard posed by the normal or foreseeable use of the product or the foreseeable misuse of the product.
Incident Reporting: When & to Whom legislation….
Risk Assessment Process
This process happens after the receipt of information
Need to prioritize and assess the information
Risk-based approach is ongoing in managing our work
Overview of Risk Assessment legislation….
Electrical Products (ESA)
Product Safety Lab
Prioritization Tool legislation….
Incident Reporting – What we have seen to date legislation….The Number of Voluntary Reports and Industry Incident Reports Received by Health CanadaJune 20, 2011 - March 31, 2012
The number of Industry Incident Reports includes only the number of initial reports (CCPSA sub-section 14(2)). Updates (CCPSA, sub-section 14(3) and notifications of non-incidents) are not included in this graph.
The number of Industry Incident Reports includes only the number of initial reports, CCPSA sub-section 14 (2). Sub-section 14(3) reports and notifications of non-incidents are not included in this graph. Reports received between June 20-30, 2011 are included in Q2 for ease of reporting.
The number of Industry Incident Reports includes only the number of initial reports provided pursuant to CCPSA sub-section 14(2). Sub-section 14(3) updates and notifications of non-incidents are not included in this graph.
Forms are uploading properly
Instances of incident being reported up through levels of trade and tracking through a common case number.
Industry is using the notification option on the form