Specific Products (continued)
Marginal note:Plant seeds — noise
35 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
36 A toy must not contain plant seeds as stuffing material.
- SOR/2016-302, s. 5(F)
Pull and Push Toys
Marginal note:Shaft-like handle
37 A pull or push toy that has a shaft-like handle that measures 10 mm 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.
Toy Steam Engines
Marginal note:Boilers — safety valves
(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.
(3) [Repealed, SOR/2018-138, s. 3]
Marginal note:Water-based paints
39 Finger paints must be water based.
40 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.
Marginal note:Length or extensibility
41 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
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.
Marginal note:Magnetic force
43 Every magnetic toy and any of its magnetic components, including those magnetic components that become separated from the magnetic toy or magnetic component when tested in accordance with Schedule 9, that can be totally enclosed in the small parts cylinder, as illustrated in Schedule 1, using a force of not more than 4.45 N, must have a magnetic flux index of less than 0.5 T2mm2, when tested in accordance with Schedule 10.
(a) those that are necessary for the operation of motors, relays, speakers and other electrical or electronic components in a magnetic toy, provided that the magnetic properties are not part of the play or learning pattern of the toy; and
(b) subject to subsection (2), those that are part of a kit intended for carrying out educational experiments involving both magnetism and electricity and intended for a child of at least 8 years of age.
Marginal note:Warning — container and instructions for use
(2) The following warning or its equivalent must be displayed prominently and legibly in English and French on the kit’s container and instructions:
Not suitable for children under 8 years of age. This kit contains small magnets. Swallowed magnets can stick together across intestines causing serious injuries. Seek immediate medical attention if a magnet may have been swallowed.
MISE EN GARDE!
Cette trousse ne convient pas à un enfant de moins de 8 ans. Elle contient de petits aimants. Les aimants qui sont avalés peuvent s’attirer mutuellement à travers l’intestin et engendrer ainsi de graves blessures. Consultez immédiatement un médecin si un enfant semble avoir avalé un aimant.
Coming into Force
Marginal note:S.C. 2010, c. 21
Return to footnote *[Note: Regulations in force June 20, 2011, see SI/2011-12.]
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