Product safety falls under the responsibility of many different organizations, depending on the types of products involved.
For information on product safety advisories, recalls and warnings, please consult the Recalls page of this site.
Learning More About Safety
Consumer Product Safety
Health Canada assists in the protection of Canadians by researching, assessing and collaborating in the management of the health risks and safety hazards associated with consumer products such as:
- recreational and sport products
- cosmetics (including personal care products)
- children's products
- household products
The Canadian Toy Testing Council (CTTC) is a not-for-profit organization which assesses toys on the basis of design, function, durability and play value, as well as providing information on toy safety and product recalls.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is dedicated to safeguarding food, animals and plants, enhancing the health and well-being of Canada's people, environment and economy. For questions or concerns related to food safety, or to report a potential food safety incident, contact the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
Drug and Medical Device Safety
MedEffect Canada provides easy access to safety information on drugs and other health products. This includes information on recent advisories and recalls, and how to report adverse effects or safety hazards.
Transport Canada’s website provides information and tips on road and vehicle safety, including a database of all vehicle recalls and warnings issued to the public.
The Province of Ontario’s Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) is responsible for public electrical safety in Ontario. The ESA website provides information on electrical product safety, including safety guidelines, notices and product alerts.
General Safety Tips and Prevention
The Canadian Consumer Handbook provides tips, contacts, and other information for consumers, including information on product safety. The Handbook is produced as a partnership by the Consumer Measures Committee, a group of senior federal, provincial, and territorial government consumer affairs officials.
The Canada Safety Council website offers information on a variety of safety topics of interest to consumers.