Canada launched new regulations for Children’s Jewellery & Consumer Products Containing Lead



Health Canada launched the Children’s Jewellery Regulations (SOR/2018-82) on 2 May 2018. It will repeal SOR/2016-168 and become effective on 2 November 2018.

In the meantime, Health Canada also published the Consumer Products Containing Lead (Contact with Mouth) Regulations (SOR/2018-83) to repeal the SOR/2010-273. The effective date is also 2 November 2018.

The highlights of the Regulations (SOR/2018-82) are listed below:

  1. Lead content cannot exceed 90 mg/kg;
  1. Cadmium cannot exceed 130 mg/kg  if the jewellery item is small enough to be totally enclosed in the small parts cylinder when a force of not more than 4.45 N is applied

Sources: Department of Justice Canada 





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