Consultation: Notice of Intent to amend the Toys Regulations

Current status: Open

Opened on June 23, 2023, and will close to new input on September 21, 2023.

Health Canada is proposing changes to the Toys Regulations. This notice outlines the proposed changes and includes a questionnaire for people in Canada to provide feedback. We will use your responses to the questionnaire to direct our action on the issues identified in this notice.

How to participate

  1. Review the notice "Notice of Intent to amend the Toys Regulations".
  2. Complete our questionnaire and email it along with your ideas and comments by September 21, 2023 to: or email us at to receive a copy of the questionnaire.

You have 90 days to provide comments on this consultation.

Who is the focus of this consultation

We want to hear from:

Key topics for discussion

We would like your ideas and input on our suggestions to changes to the regulations being considered:

  1. toxic substances
  2. corrosive, irritant or sensitizing substances
  3. specific toxic substances (boric acid and salts of boric acid)
  4. migration of certain elements
  5. finger paints
  6. liquids, pastes, putties, gels, powders and items of avian feather origin
  7. chemical toys (sets) other than experimental sets

We will use the input we receive to help us with next steps, which may include future consultations.

Related information

Contact us

External Relations Division
Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch
Health Canada

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