CANADA ̶ The Canada Gazette has issued the new Cribs, Cradles and Bassinets Regulations (CCBR) under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA). The new regulations are specific to reducing injuries related to traditional drop-side cribs, and to further align Canada’s safety requirements with those of the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), which reference in law the ASTM standards for cribs, cradles and bassinets.
Some of the major modifications specified in the new CCBR include:
- Prohibition on the sale, importation, manufacture and advertisement of traditional drop-side cribs
- Introduction of performance requirements and test methods for accessories for cribs, cradles and bassinets and stands for cribs, cradles and bassinets
The purpose of the CCBR is to further safeguard young children against injuries and deaths, while bringing the majority of the Canadian regulatory requirements in line with those of the CPSC, which, in turn, will help provide clarity for industry.
The new CCBR will come into force on January 25, 2016, six months after its official publication in the Canada Gazette.