On 2021.5.5, Health Canada has published consultation on proposed amendments to the Carriages and Strollers Regulations (SOR/2016-167). The followings are the highlight:
Surface coating requirements
A sticker, film or other removable material, or a surface material that is applied on accessible part of a carriage or stroller shall comply with the limit:
|Total lead||≤ 90 mg/kg|
|Any compound of antimony, arsenic, cadmium, selenium or barium migrates from the material||≤ 1000 mg/kg|
|Total mercury||≤ 10 mg/kg|
The requirements for phthalate is newly added. Vinyl parts of a carriage or stroller shall comply with Phthalate Regulation (SOR/2016-188), with the following limit:
|di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP)||≤ 1000 mg/kg|
|dibutyl phthalate (DBP)|
|benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP)|
In addition, any parts that can be placed in the mouth of a child under 4 years old shall also comply with following:
|diisononyl phthalate (DINP)||≤ 1000 mg/kg|
|diisodecyl phthalate (DIDP)|
|di-n-octyl phthalate (DNOP)|
No specific amendments is mentioned, Health Canada propose to align with ASTM F833-19 or ISO 31110:2020. Official language requirements (English and French) for all information and warnings shall be maintained.
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