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SAFEGUARDS | Hardgoods NO. 013/17

SafeGuardS boy play plastic toys

On November 25, 2016 Canada published SOR/2016-302 [1] which amended the Toys Regulations (SOR/2011-17) [2]. The amendments are primarily updates and administrative changes that do not significantly change the obligations placed on manufacturers.

The amendments include:

  • Addition of a definition of “Good Scientific Practices” and “Human Experience Data”. These definitions are used in the updated Schedule 2 and 3
  • Editorial changes have been made to section 7 Small Parts. The requirements remain the same
  • Sections 26 and 27 were simplified and clarified. The reference to the Phthalates Regulations (SOR/2016-188) was removed; however, the Phthalates Regulations are still in force and still apply to toys. References to the use of Food Grade plastics were removed
  • Section 43 and Schedule 9, that set requirements for batteries used in toys, were removed completely. The requirements were intended to address battery construction that is no longer commonly used
  • Schedule 2 and 3 are amended with several revisions related to determining if products are toxic

Throughout our global network, SGS offers consultation and comprehensive testing services (physical/mechanical, chemical, flammability, electrical safety, etc) covering the full spectrum of international product safety and regulatory standards for a wide range of toys. Our laboratories are internationally recognized by major industry associations, accreditation bodies and authorities. With the largest global network of toy experts and testing facilities around the world (including 3 EU Notified Bodies and about 40 CPSC-Accepted Testing Laboratories), SGS is the partner to trust. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information or

For enquiries, please contact:

William Baxter
Technical Manager, Consumer and Retail

t: +01 862 233 5775


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