Canada Expands Scope of Consumer Products Containing Lead Law

Top Quote Canada has expanded the scope of its regulations covering consumer products containing lead. The new law will come into effect on November 2, 2018. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) May 27, 2018 - On May 2, 2018, Canada published the Consumer Products Containing Lead Regulations (CPCLR): SOR/2018-83. This is a new regulation that repeals the Consumer Products Containing Lead (Contact with Mouth) Regulations (CPCLCMR), SOR/2010-273 amended by SOR/2016-171.

    The changes expand the scope of the regulations but retains the requirement for accessible parts to contain no more than 90 mg/kg lead content. The CPCLR covers:

    • Products that are brought into contact with the user’s mouth during normal use (same as CPCLCMR)
    • Products for use in learning or play by children under 14 years of age (previously restricted to three years old under CPCLCMR)
    • Clothing or clothing accessories for children under 14 years of age
    • Books or similar printed products for children under 14 years of age - do not apply if printed on paper or cardboard, and printed and bound in a conventional manner using conventional materials
    • Childcare articles that are designed and intended to facilitate the relaxation, sleep, hygiene, carrying or transportation of a child under 4 years of age

    Stakeholders were previously informed about the proposed changes in a December 2016. The new restrictions will come into effect six months after it is published in Part II of the Canada Gazette, giving an effective date of November 2, 2018.

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