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In Canada, the Industry Guide to Health Canada's Safety Requirements for Children's Toys and Related has been updated and is available on Health Canada’s Consumer Product Safety Program web page.

SAFEGUARDS | Toys & Juvenile ProductsNO. 146/20

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On August 27, 2020, an update to the Industry Guide to Health Canada's Safety Requirements for Children's Toys and Related Products was published on Health Canada’s Consumer Product Safety Program web page.

The document provides guidance to industry about safety requirements under Toys Regulations (SOR/2011-17) for children's toys and related products manufactured, advertised, imported or sold in Canada. 

The following are the updates on the guide:

  • Spelling errors corrected and some minor editorial changes
  • Contact information for the Office Québécois de la langue française, in the “Toys sold in the province of Quebec” section adjusted
  • The name of the “Règlement sur les trousses d’expérience scientifiques” throughout the French version of the document has been corrected
  • The “Dolls, plush toys and soft toys” and “Other textile products for children” sections have been modified, to specify the requirements for children’s costumes as follows:
    1. Children’s dress-up costumes, including Halloween costumes, that are composed of textile fibers or other pliable materials are considered to be soft toys 
    2. Children’s costumes with a raised fiber surface are considered to be plush toys
    3. Children’s daywear articles with learning or play features may also be considered to be soft toys, plush toys, or both

The guide can be found here.

SGS is committed to providing information about development in regulations for consumer products as complimentary services. Through a global network of laboratories, SGS provides a wide range of services including physical/mechanical testing, analytical testing and consultancy work for technical and non-technical parameters applicable to a comprehensive range of consumer products. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.

For enquiries, please contact: 

Dennis Lancion
SGS Consumer and Retail
Technical Manager (Hardlines)
t: +1 (905) 364-3757

Piyush Shah
SGS Consumer and Retail
Technical Director (Hardlines)
t: +1 (973) 461-7953

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