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Ref. : EIC 191/2

11 May 2018

Dear Sirs,

Commercial Information Circular No. 466/2018

Canada : Consumer Products Containing Lead Regulations

Health Canada published a notice in the Canada Gazette Part II of 2 May 2018 the Consumer Products Containing Lead Regulations to provide further protections to children from lead exposure. The Regulations will take effect on 2 November 2018.

2.According to the Consumer Products Containing Lead Regulations, each accessible part of a consumer product containing lead must not contain more than 90 mg/kg of lead when tested in accordance with good laboratory practices. There are certain exceptions from the requirement, that each accessible part may contain more than 90 mg/kg of lead if:

  1. lead is necessary to produce an essential characteristic of the part;
  2. no alternative part containing less lead is available; and
  3. the part, when tested in accordance with good laboratory practices, does not release more than 90 mg/kg of lead.

3.Separately, the Consumer Products Containing Lead (Contact with Mouth) Regulations introduced in 2010 were repealed. For further details, please refer to the Gazette notice, which is available at http://www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p2/2018/2018-05-02/html/sor-dors83-eng.html.

ENQUIRIES

4.For enquiries concerning the content of this circular, please contact Mr Lewis LAU at telephone number 2398 5405.

Yours faithfully,

(Jasper LAM)
for Director-General of Trade and Industry

Note: While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the above information, the Department cannot guarantee this to be so and will not be held liable for any reliance placed on the same.