Canada has initiated a consultation period for its draft legislation on carriages and strollers. If approved, the new law will enter into force on the day of its publication in the Canada Gazette, Part II.
On June 11, 2022, Canada issued a proposal to replace and repeal the nation’s Carriages and Strollers Regulations (SOR/2016-167, ‘the Regulation’), a piece of legislation that has not changed substantively since it was introduced in 1985 under Part II of Schedule I to the Hazardous Products Act (HPA) and subsequently transferred under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA) in 2016.
The Proposed Carriages and Strollers Regulations (‘the Proposed Regulation’) contain several important objectives. They:
- Address hazards after the Regulation came into force in 1985 to improve health and safety
- Align the mechanical property requirements with those in other jurisdictions through ambulatory incorporation by reference of international standards, including a period which stakeholders may meet the previous or new version of the international standard
- Maintain alignment of the requirements for surface coating materials and toxicological properties with other Canadian regulations
- Standardize phthalates requirements with Canada’s Phthalates Regulations (SOR/2016-188)
Highlights of ‘the Proposed Regulation’ are summarized in Table 1.
Proposed Carriages and Strollers Regulations
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The Proposed Regulation is proposed to enter into force on the day in which it is published in the Canada Gazette, Part II. Carriages and strollers that meet either of the mechanical requirements in entry 1 to Table 1 above may continue to meet those requirements under the following activities:
- In the case of the manufacture or import of carriages or strollers, for 180 days that begins on the day in which the new version of the standard is published
- In the case of the advertising or sale of carriages or strollers, for 365 days that begins on the day in which the new version of the standard is published
Comments for ‘the Proposed Regulation’ will be accepted until August 20, 2022 (within 70 days after its publication)
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