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Canada Issues Toys and Juvenile Products Regulations

August 11, 2016

Canada has issued the following regulations for toys and juvenile products.

SOR/2016-195 Toys Regulations - This regulation applies to small parts and flammability for toy products. The regulation defines a small part as a part or component that can be totally enclosed in a small parts cylinder with dimensions of 25.4 mm, 57.1 mm, ø 31.7 mm using a force of not more than 4.45 N. 

SOR/2016-188 Phthalates Regulations - This regulation provides the requirements for the following phthalates:

  • The vinyl in a toy or child care article must not contain more than 1000 mg/kg of di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), dibutyl phthalate (DBP) or benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP).
  • The vinyl in any part of a toy or child care article that can, in a reasonably foreseeable manner, be placed in the mouth of a child under four years of age must not contain more than 1000 mg/kg of diisononyl phthalate (DINP), diisodecyl phthalate (DIDP) or di-n-octyl phthalate (DnOP).

SOR/2016-184 Pacifiers Regulations - This regulation specifies requirements for toxic substances and limits of volatile N-nitrosamines. It also contains hazard requirements for pacifiers and test methods within the Schedule.

SOR/2016-189 Playpens Regulations - This regulation specifies requirements for toxic substances contained in playpens. The regulations also specify flammability requirements in accordance with CAN/CGSB-4.2 No. 27.5, entitled Textile Test Methods: Flame Resistance — 45° Angle Test — One-Second Flame Impingement.

Published in the Canada Gazette on July 13, 2016, these regulations entered into force on June 22, 2016.