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Toys Regulations

Version of section 44 from 2019-01-11 to 2024-04-01:

Marginal note:Exceptions

  •  (1) Section 43 does not apply to the following magnetic components:

    • (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.


    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.

  • SOR/2018-138, s. 4

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