New Carriages and Strollers Regulation Proposed in Canada

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, is reminding stakeholders that the authorities in Canada have issued a proposal to replace their regulations for baby carriages and strollers.

Issued on June 11, 2022, the proposed legislation contains a number of important provisions:

  • Addresses hazards identified since the previous Carriages and Strollers Regulations came into force in 1985
  • Aligns 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
  • Maintains alignment of the requirements for surface coating materials and toxicological properties with other Canadian regulations
  • Standardizes phthalates requirements with Canada’s Phthalates Regulations
  • Updates information and warning requirements

If/when it’s adopted, the proposed regulation will replace and repeal the current regulations, which have not substantively changed since 1985. They were introduced 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.

SGS has published a SafeGuardS which includes a helpful summary of the proposed regulation’s highlights. It also includes the requirements under which carriages and strollers may continue to meet the relevant requirements. For more information, review SafeGuardS 081.22.

The proposals are currently open to consultation, with comments being accepted until August 20, 2022. If accepted, they will enter into force on the day on which they are published in the Canada Gazette, Part II.

SGS Childcare Product Services

SGS offers a wide range of services to ensure that products comply with relevant standards for childcare articles and children’s equipment. They provide consulting, training, product development, testing, audit and inspection services to ensure that products comply with strict regulations worldwide, demonstrating the safety and quality of juvenile products being brought to the market. After all, it’s only trusted because it’s tested. Learn more about SGS’s Childcare Product Services.

SGS SafeGuardS keep you up to date with the latest news and developments in the consumer goods industry. Read the full Canada Consults Over Proposed Carriages and Strollers Regulations SafeGuardS.

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For further information contact:

Dr. HingWo Tsang

Global Information and Innovation Manager

Tel: (+852) 2774 7420



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