05 Jul Health Canada seeks consultation on proposed amendments to Toys Regulations
On June 23, 2023, Health Canada published a Notice of Intent to Amend the Toys Regulations. The goal of the amendments is to improve the health and safety of Canadians and to modernize the regulations by aligning them with advancements in science, increasing alignment with Canada’s major trading partners, reducing reliance on animal testing, and addressing known stakeholder concerns.
Health Canada is inviting comments on the proposed amendments from stakeholders in the toy industry, consumer groups, health professionals and organizations, Indigenous groups, members of the public and other interested parties. Anyone seeking to provide comments on the proposed amendments is invited to respond to Health Canada by September 21, 2023 by completing a questionnaire and providing written feedback.
Toxic, corrosive, irritant and sensitizing substances
Health Canada is considering amendments to the provisions in the Toys Regulations that govern toxic, corrosive, irritant and sensitizing substances, as well as stuffing materials.
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