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Canada: Health Canada updates the Industry guide for children’s toys

SEPTEMBER 2020 - TOYS AND CHILDREN'S PRODUCTS

On 26 August 2020, Health Canada publishes the revision of industry guide1 for toys and children’s products. 

Most significant was addition of information about children's costumes in the section for dolls, plush toys and soft toys. Those involve flammability. 

The following is the changes summary:

  • Corrected typos and made some minor editorial changes.
  • Modified the “Dolls, plush toys and soft toys” and “Other textile products for children” sections, to specify the requirements for children’s costumes.
  • Adjusted the contact information for the Office Québécois de la langue française, in the “Toys sold in the province of Quebec” section.
  • Corrected the name of the “Règlement sur les trousses d’expérience scientifiques” throughout the French version of the document.

This document provides information about the safety requirements that apply under the Toys Regulations to children's toys and related products manufactured, advertised, imported or sold in Canada.

 

[1]  Industry Guide to Health Canada's Safety Requirements for Children's Toys and Related Products

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