SGS Details Proposed Updates to Canadian Toys Regulations

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspections and certification company, has published a SafeGuardS covering Canada’s proposed amendments to its Toys Regulations (SOR/2011-17).

Canada issued a notice of intent on June 23, 2023. If accepted, this will revise seven items associated with the Toys Regulations’ chemical and toxicity requirements. These have largely stayed unchanged since they were introduced in 1970 under Part I of Schedule I to the Hazardous Products Act (HPA) and subsequently transferred under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA) and renamed as the Toys Regulations.  

SGS has published SafeGuardS 085.23 to summarize the proposed changes for requirements relating to:

– Toxic substances
– Corrosive, irritant or sensitizing substances
– Boric acid and its salts
– Migration of certain substances
– Finger paints
– Liquids, pastes, putties, gels, powders and items of avian feather origin
– Chemical toys (sets) other than experimental sets

Stakeholders are advised to review SGS’s original SafeGuardS 085.23 to find out more about the proposed changes to the Toys Regulations.

Comments on the proposals will be accepted until September 1, 2023.

SGS Toy & Juvenile 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 Toy & Juvenile 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 Amendments to the Toys Regulations SafeGuardS.

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For further information contact:

Dr. HingWo Tsang
Global Information and Innovation Manager
Tel: (+852) 2774 7420

Melanie Tamayo
Senior Technical Manager
Tel: + 1 312 414 9394

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