Toys Regulations (SOR/2011-17)

Regulations are current to 2014-04-02 and last amended on 2012-03-30. Previous Versions

Toys Regulations

SOR/2011-17

CANADA CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY ACT

Registration 2011-02-04

Toys Regulations

P.C. 2011-53 2011-02-03

His Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Health, pursuant to section 37 of the Canada Consumer Product Safety ActFootnote a, hereby makes the annexed Toys Regulations.

INTERPRETATION

Marginal note:Definitions

 The following definitions apply in these Regulations.

“plush toy”

« jouet en peluche »

“plush toy” means a toy with a raised fibre surface that is intended for use by a child in play.

“soft toy”

« jouet mou »

“soft toy” includes a toy that is stuffed or made of pliable rubber or pliable plastic and that is intended for use by a child in play.

“toy”

« jouet »

“toy” means a product that is intended for use by a child in learning or play.

APPLICATION

Marginal note:Scope

 These Regulations apply to the importation, advertising and sale of toys.

GENERAL

Marginal note:Official languages

 Any written statement or warning required by these Regulations must appear in both English and French.

PACKAGING

Marginal note:Flexible film bags

 A flexible film bag that packages a toy must meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • (a) it must have an opening of less than 356 mm (14 inches) in circumference; or

  • (b) it must be made from film that is at least 0.019 mm (0.75 mil) thick and must have the following warning or equivalent printed legibly on it in both official languages:

    “PLASTIC BAGS CAN BE DANGEROUS. TO AVOID DANGER OF SUFFOCATION, KEEP THIS BAG AWAY FROM BABIES AND CHILDREN.

    LES SACS DE PLASTIQUE PEUVENT ÊTRE DANGEREUX. POUR ÉVITER LE DANGER DE SUFFOCATION, NE LAISSEZ PAS CE SAC À LA PORTÉE DES BÉBÉS NI DES ENFANTS.”

ELECTRICAL HAZARDS

Marginal note:Electrically operated toys

 A toy that is operated electrically must meet the requirements of Canadian Standards Association Standard C22.2 No. 149-1972, entitled Electrically Operated Toys, published in English in November 1972 and in French in December 1976.

Marginal note:Electrically heated toys

 A toy that is an electrically operated wood-burning tool must meet the requirements of Canadian Standards Association Standard C22.2 No. 122-M1989, entitled Hand-Held Electrically Heated Tools, published in English in September 1989 and in French in May 1990.

MECHANICAL HAZARDS

Marginal note:Small parts
  •  (1) A toy that is or is likely to be used by a child of less than three years of age must not contain a part or component that is meant to be separable or may become separated with reasonably foreseeable use of the toy and that can be totally enclosed in the small parts cylinder illustrated in Schedule 1.

  • Marginal note:Exception — soft textile fibre material

    (2) Subsection (1) does not apply to parts or components that are constructed entirely of soft textile fibre material.

  • SOR/2012-71, s. 8(F).