Toy Packaging Laws

No matter what type of toy your company is selling, all disclaimers and warning signs must be written n both official languages of Canada (English and French). If there are any flexible film bags there are two legal options according to Section 4 of the Toys Regulation.

 

  • it must have an opening of less than 356 mm (14 inches) in circumference, or
  • it must be made from film that is at least 0.019 mm (0.75 mils) thick and must have the following warning or equivalent printed clearly on it in both official languages:
    “PLASTIC BAGS CAN BE DANGEROUS. TO AVOID DANGER OF SUFFOCATION, KEEP THIS BAG AWAY FROM BABIES AND CHILDREN.
    LES SACS DE PLASTIQUE PEUVENT ÊTRE DANGEREUX. POUR ÉVITER LE DANGER DE SUFFOCATION, NE LAISSEZ PAS CE SAC À LA PORTÉE DES BÉBÉS NI DES ENFANTS.”

Any toy that a child could enter or fit inside and close must either have ventilation holes or two openings big enough for the child to escape. These are countermeasures to ensure children will not suffocate and are seen in Section 17 of the Toys Regulation. These regulations apply to storage spaces for toys as well so any airtight storage with enough room to fit a child cannot be sold as toy storage.

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