Health Canada Regulatory Initiative to Amend Regulations on Certain Mouth Contact Products

Canada has announced a Regulatory Initiative to amend the Consumer Products Containing Lead (Contact with Mouth) Regulations.

Online PR News – 04-September-2014 – 09.03.2014 / Hong Kong, China – Lead in Consumer and Children’s Products

In June 2014, Health Canada announced a Regulatory Initiative to amend the Consumer Products Containing Lead (Contact with Mouth) Regulations (SOR/2010-273) (1). The aim of the proposed regulatory amendment is to develop regulations to restrict lead content to no more than 90 mg/kg in consumer products intended for use by a child or an adult in caring for a child. The proposed scope of products is:

- Childcare articles
- Clothing and accessories for children under 14 years old
- Products intended for play and learning for children aged 3-13

Canadians will have the opportunity to provide additional input during the Canada Gazette, Part 1 public comment period, which is expected to take place during the Fall of 2014 and will last 75 days.

Highlights of Canada’s Regulatory Initiative

Highlights of the Regulatory Initiative and the existing requirements in the Consumer Products Containing Lead (Contact with Mouth) Regulations (SOR/2010-273) are summarized in Table 1 (http://newsletter.sgs.com/eNewsletterPro/uploadedimages/000006/sgs-safeguards-15114-canada-proposes-amend-consumer-products-containing-lead-a4-en-14.pdf) within the latest SafeGuards bulletin.

Reference:

- Regulatory Initiative: Amendments to the Consumer Products Containing Lead Regulations (Contact With Mouth) - Forward Regulatory Plan 2014-2016 (http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ahc-asc/legislation/acts-reg-lois/frp-ppr/2014-2016/cpclr-rpccp-eng.php)

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