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Toys Regulations (SOR/2011-17)

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Regulations are current to 2024-05-01 and last amended on 2022-12-19. Previous Versions

SCHEDULE 4(section 31)Method for Testing the Security of the Attachment of Eyes and Noses to Dolls, Plush Toys and Soft Toys

Required Equipment

    • 1 (1) A weight of 9 kg (20 pounds).

    • (2) A three-pronged claw hook (see Figure 1).

    • (3) A supporting disc with a circular hole that is 25.4 mm (1 inch) in diameter.

    • (4) A supporting disc with a circular hole that is 38.1 mm (1½ inches) in diameter.

Test Method

    • 2 (1) Attach the claw hook to the eye or nose.

    • (2) Support the disc in a horizontal position and pass the claw through the 25.4 mm (1 inch) diameter hole. If the opening provides insufficient clearance for the passage of the eye with the claw attached, or the nose with the claw attached, use the disc with the 38.1 mm (1½ inch) diameter hole.

    • (3) Attach the weight to the claw hook, gradually releasing the weight over a period of approximately 5 seconds and leaving it freely suspended for a period of 5 minutes, measured from the time of first applying the load.

    • (4) Repeat steps (1) to (3) for every eye or nose.

      Illustration depicting specifications and measurements for a three-pronged claw hook. The claw hook consists of three prongs attached around a disk, which are curved inward at the bottom to hook onto the eyes or a nose of a toy. The contraption simulates the grasping effect of a human hand’s thumb, index and middle finger coming together, with the inward-oriented prongs being the nails.


      (Dimensions are in inches: 1 inch = 25.4 mm)


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