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Health Canada has published consultation on Proposed Amendments to the Carriages and Strollers Regulations (SOR/2016-167)

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:

Mechanical requirements

  1. Comply with mechanical requirements of ASTM F833-19; or
  2. Comply with at least one of the following:
    • mechanical requirements of ASTM F833-19; or Consultation on Proposed Amendments to the Carriages and Strollers Regulations;
    • mechanical requirements of ISO 31110:2020 and entrapment requirements of ASTM F833-19 sections 6.8 and 6.10.

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:

Elements 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

Phthalate
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:

Phthalate 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:

Phthalate Limit
diisononyl phthalate (DINP) ≤ 1000 mg/kg
diisodecyl phthalate (DIDP)
di-n-octyl phthalate (DNOP)

Labelling requirements
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.

Note:

  • ASTM F833-19 Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Carriages and Strollers
  • ISO 31110:2020 Wheeled child conveyances — Pushchairs and prams — Requirements and test methods

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