A couple of related pieces of news in today’s Canada Gazette. First: Regulations Repealing the Children’s Jewellery Regulations (Miscellaneous Program) that includes the following:

The Children’s Jewellery Regulations… are repealed.

Second: Order Amending Schedule I to the Hazardous Products Act (Children’s Jewellery) (Miscellaneous Program):

Part I of Schedule I to the Hazardous Products Act… is amended by adding the following after item 41:

42. Jewellery that is produced, sized, decorated, packaged, advertised or sold in a manner that appeals primarily to a child under 15 years of age — except merit badges, medals for achievement or other similar objects normally worn only occasionally — and that contains more than 600 mg/kg of total lead and more than 90 mg/kg of migratable lead, when tested using practices that are in accordance with the principles set out in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s document entitled OECD Principles of Good Laboratory Practice, Number 1 of the OECD Series on Principles of Good Laboratory Practice and Compliance Monitoring, ENV/MC/CHEM(98)17, the English version of which is dated January 21, 1998 and the French version of which is dated March 6, 1998.

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