Toys Regulations (SOR/2011-17)

Regulations are current to 2017-09-27 and last amended on 2016-11-25. Previous Versions

Plant Seeds

Marginal note:Plant seeds — noise

 A toy that is intended for use by a child of less than three years of age must not contain plant seeds as pellets for making noise.

Marginal note:Plant seeds — stuffing material

 A toy must not contain plant seeds as stuffing material.

  • SOR/2016-302, s. 5(F).

Pull and Push Toys

Marginal note:Shaft-like handles
  •  (1) A pull and push toy that has a shaft-like handle that measures 10 mm (3/8 inch) or less in diameter must have a protective tip that is placed on the end of the handle to prevent puncture wounds and that is able to withstand a pulling force of 44.5 N (10 pounds).

  • Marginal note:Meaning of toy

    (2) For the purposes of subsection (1), toy means a product that is intended for use by a child in play.

Toy Steam Engines

Marginal note:Boilers — safety valves
  •  (1) A toy steam engine boiler must meet all of the following requirements:

    • (a) it must be fitted with a firmly installed spring valve or any safety valve other than a weight valve;

    • (b) the operating pressure of the safety valve must not be more than one and one-half times the operating pressure of the steam boiler to which it is fitted; and

    • (c) the boiler must be constructed to withstand, without rupture, at least three times its operating pressure.

  • Marginal note:Meaning of operating pressure

    (2) For the purposes of subsection (1), the operating pressure of a boiler is the steam pressure in the boiler that adjusts itself after the steam engine has been running without a load.

  • Marginal note:Meaning of toy

    (3) For the purposes of subsection (1), toy means a product that is intended for use by a child in play.

Finger Paints

Marginal note:Water-based paints

 Finger paints must be water based.

Rattles

Marginal note:Construction

 A rattle must meet all of the following requirements:

  • (a) a sharp wire must not become exposed with the reasonably foreseeable use of the rattle;

  • (b) a part of the rattle must not impinge on the base of the template illustrated in Schedule 8, when tested in accordance with that Schedule; and

  • (c) a component of the rattle that can be removed by the application of a force of 50 N (11.23 pounds) or less or a torque of less than one N-m (8.85 inch-pounds) must not impinge on the base of the template illustrated in Schedule 8, when tested in accordance with that Schedule.

Elastics

Marginal note:Length or extensibility

 An elastic that is used to attach a toy across a baby carriage, crib or playpen must meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • (a) its extensibility must not be more than 75% of its unstretched length; or

  • (b) its fully-stretched length must not be more than 750 mm (30 inches).

  • SOR/2012-71, s. 13(E).

Yo-yo Type Balls

Marginal note:Stretchable cords
  •  (1) The stretchable cord of a yo-yo type ball must not be capable of extending to 500 mm (20 inches) or greater in length.

  • Marginal note:Similar product

    (2) A stretchable cord that is made of a soft pliable material and that is attached to a ball, or to an object of any other shape — whether or not the ball or object is made of the same material — must not be capable of extending to 500 mm (20 inches) or greater in length.

 [Repealed, SOR/2016-302, s. 6]

Repeal

 [Repeal]

Consequential Amendments

Carriages and Strollers Regulations

 [Amendment]

Hazardous Products (Pacifiers) Regulations

 [Amendment]

Playpens Regulations

 [Amendments]

Coming into Force

Marginal note:S.C. 2010, c. 21

Footnote * These Regulations come into force on the day on which section 37 of the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act comes into force.

 
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