Mechanical and Electrical Hazards

The Mechanical and Electrical Hazards Division endeavours to protect the Canadian public from potential safety hazards that may be associated with a variety of children's products, household products, and recreational and sports products. Children's products include children's furniture, child care equipment, toys and related products, as well as children's clothing and accessories. Furniture, gardening equipment, and blind and curtain cords fall under the scope of household products. The category of recreational and sports products includes, but is not limited to, playground equipment, bicycles, and swimming pools, hot tubs, and spas. Most home electrical appliances are controlled by provincial electrical codes that reference Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and Underwriters' Laboratories of Canada (ULC) standards. Potential product-related safety hazards include choking, strangulation, suffocation, puncture, entanglement, entrapment, and fire hazards.


Policy Statements

  • Information from Health Canada Concerning Suspended Baby Jumpers
  • Policy Statement for Bumper Pads
  • Policy Statement for Children's Electrical Bounce Houses
  • Policy Statement for Electric Shock Gag Novelty Products
  • Policy Statement for Furniture Containing Glass Components
  • Policy Statement for Hammocks Intended to be used by Infants and Young Children
  • Policy Statement for Lawn mowers


  • Proposed Regulatory Amendment to the Cribs and Cradles Regulations - completed December 15, 2010
  • Consultation for Regulatory Amendment to the Corded Window Covering Products Regulations of the Hazardous Products Act Regarding Inner Cord Loops on Roman Shades and Roll-up Blinds - completed May 7, 2010
  • Consultation - Proposal for Part I of the Modernization of Canada's Safety Legislation for Children's Toys: Mechanical and Electrical Hazards - completed January 12, 2010

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