Forward Regulatory Plan 2022-2024: Regulations Amending the Carriages and Strollers Regulations

Title of Regulatory Initiative

Regulations Amending the Carriages and Strollers Regulations

Enabling Act

Canada Consumer Product Safety Act

Description

Health Canada is proposing amendments to the Carriages and Strollers Regulations to align the terminology with current usage and to provide clearer definitions, which would support innovative product design while enhancing safety for carriages and strollers.

The current Regulations contain performance requirements and test methods that may not address the hazards related to designs developed after 1985.

The current requirements also restrict the use of some new design features even if they pose minimal risk possibly limiting Canadian consumer access to such products.

This regulatory initiative is part of Health Canada's Regulatory Stock Review Plan.

Regulatory cooperation efforts (domestic and international)

This initiative is not part of a formal regulatory cooperation work plan.

This proposal supports international alignment by the incorporation of international standards.

Potential impacts on Canadians, including businesses

While there are expected impacts on industry, these are anticipated to be minimal due to efforts to align with the international standard and reduce regulatory burden.

Consultations

Canadians will have the opportunity to provide comments on the regulatory proposal during the Canada Gazette, Part I, public comment period, which is expected to take place in spring 2022 and last 70 days.

Further information

Related information can be found on the Canada.ca stroller and carriage safety webpage.

Additional information can be requested from the departmental contact.

Departmental contact information

Geoff Barrett
Director
Risk Management Bureau
Consumer and Hazardous Products Safety Directorate
Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch
Health Canada

Telephone: 343-542-3045
Email: ccpsa-lcspc@hc-sc.gc.ca

Date the regulatory initiative was first included in the Forward Regulatory Plan

April 2018

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