Canada Amends the Toys Regulations (Magnetic Toys): SOR/2018-138


On July 11, 2018, Health Canada published amendments to the Toys Regulations in the Canada Gazette. The amendments include restrictions on both the size and attractive strength of magnetic toy components, as well as specific tests to identify dangerous magnetic parts that may separate from a toy during play. These changes align Health Canada’s toy safety requirements and tests for magnetic toys with ASTM F963, EN 71 and ISO 8124 requirements.The amended Regulations shall enter into force on January 11, 2019.

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