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Canada Gazette has published SOR/2016–302 Regulations Amending the Toys Regulation on November 25, 2016.

This regulation addresses the concerns raised by the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations (SJCSR) in the Toys Regulations under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA).

This regulation provides the following amendments:

  • Section 27 is revised intended to improve the comprehensibility of the prohibition of harmful substances contained in plastic material of toys
  • Schedule 2 is revised to update the requirements for the test methods based from the current industry practices
  • Schedule 3 is revised to re-word the term “human experience” with “human experience data” for the irritation and corrosion testing and performance criteria for toy or a stuffing material used in a doll, plush toy, or soft toy
  • Section 43 and Schedule are repealed intended for batteries used in toys

This amended regulation came into force on November 25, 2016, the date it was registered in the gazette.

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