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The Canadian government released the proposed ‘Children’s Jewellery Regulations’ on December 3, 2016.

The proposed regulation aims to provide protection for children against serious health risks from chewing, sucking or swallowing children’s jewellery containing lead or cadmium. It specifically covers the following changes:

  • Addition of a limit of 130 mg/kg total cadmium for children’s jewellery items that are small enough to be totally enclosed in a small parts cylinder
  • Replacement of the current 600 mg/kg total lead limit and 90 mg/kg migratable lead limit with a 90 mg/kg total lead limit for all children’s jewellery items

It will take effect six months after its publication in the Official Gazette.

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