From: Ottawa Citizen

Protecting Canadians from unsafe consumer products is the objective of the new Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA) being introduced June 20 by Health Canada. Some of Canada’s existing product safety legislation and regulations, including the Hazardous Products Act, are more than 40 years old. More complex materials, increased global trade and other market changes make updated and consolidated regulations essential.

The CCPSA, which incorporates and overhauls product regulations from the Hazardous Products Act, includes several new provisions. They range from new product recall powers for the federal government to a requirement that industry report to the government any serious incident or death related to a consumer product.

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