As previously posted Bill C-6, also known as the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA) was introduced by the Government of Canada on January 29, 2009. The proposed Act, if passed will replace Part I of the Hazardous Products Act. Its purpose is to modernize and strengthen the product safety laws to protect the health and safety of all Canadians. It will continue to introduce measures which will make consumer products safer for Canadians and their children by prohibiting the manufacture and importation of unsafe products. Additionally, the Canadian government will have the power to order recalls of unsafe products.
Health Canada has posted several fact sheets about the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act. The following link from Health Canada gives information for consumers, retailers, and suppliers: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/legislation/acts-lois/bill_c6-loi-eng.php
There are also new FAQs in regards to Inspectors’ Powers under the proposed CCPSA which can be found here: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/legislation/acts-lois/bill_c6_faq-loi-eng.php