From:  Health Canada – Consumer Product Safety

Health Canada is currently conducting a consultation concerning a proposal to make Exemption Regulations which will provide stakeholders with the opportunity to provide their comments. The proposed Regulations would exempt consumer products, classes of consumer products or class of person from certain provisions of the proposed Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA) relating to non-compliant consumer products and preparing and maintaining documents…

…The proposed Exemption Regulations are being developed to minimize the social and economic burden that might be created, under specific circumstances, by certain clauses of the Act, while still maintaining the health and safety of the Canadian public. The proposed CCPSA would modernize the consumer product safety regime in Canada and would repeal Part I and Schedule I of the Hazardous Products Act. The proposed CCPSA would prohibit the manufacture, import, advertising or sale of a consumer product that does not meet the requirements set out in the regulations. Additionally, the proposed CCPSA outlines requirements for manufacturers, importers, advertisers, sellers and testers to prepare and maintain documentation regarding their obtaining and selling of consumer products. This regulatory proposal is meant to reduce the burden on industry while maintaining the health and safety of Canadians.

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