From: Yahoo Finance

On December 14, 2010, the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, federal Minister of Health, was pleased to announce that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA), had been passed by Parliament and, upon Royal Assent, would become law.

The new CCPSA will better protect the health and safety of Canadians by:

  • prohibiting the manufacture, importation, advertisement or sale of any consumer products that pose an unreasonable danger to human health or safety;
  • requiring industry to report when they know about a serious incident, or death, related to their product to provide government with timely information about important product safety issues;
  • requiring manufacturers or importers to provide test/study results on products when asked;
  • allowing Health Canada to recall dangerous consumer products; and
  • raising fines and penalties for non-compliance.

Over the past year, the Harper Government has demonstrated its ongoing commitment to consumer product safety through new regulations on lead, cribs and cradles, and surface coating materials. With the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act, the Government will continue to provide a high level of protection for Canadians and will be able to do even more to address emerging consumer product safety issues.

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