Mechanical Engineering Methods

The following test methods are available from the Product Safety Laboratory by completing the Test Method Request Form:

Complete the Test Method Request Form

Note: Regulated parties are responsible for ensuring that their products are compliant with the applicable Act and Regulations. Health Canada's Product Safety Laboratory (PSL) test methods are not mandatory. It is the regulated parties’ responsibility to ensure that their products are assessed according to the applicable requirements. PSL test methods are made available to assist industry in understanding how Health Canada assesses products for compliance with mandatory regulatory requirements. Only test methods or test parameters that are prescribed within the applicable Act and Regulations are mandatory methods that must be used by regulated parties. In cases where a specific test method or test parameters are not set out in the applicable Act or its Regulations, a regulated party may use the test procedures or equipment of their choice, ensuring that they are suitable for determining compliance with prescribed requirements.

The test method effective date referred to below is used for version control purposes only and indicates the most current edition of the method.

  • Small Components (consumer product including its components, parts or accessories) (M00.1) Effective 2023-06-05
  • Sharp Edges (consumer product including its components, parts or accessories) (M00.2) Effective 2023-06-05
  • Sharp Points (consumer product including its components, parts or accessories) (M00.3) Effective 2023-06-05
  • Eye / Nose Security - Dolls, Plush Toys and Soft Toys (M00.4) Effective 2020-05-06
  • Reasonably Foreseeable Use - Toys (M01.1) Effective 2019-02-18
  • Flexible Film Bags (M03) Effective 2022-03-16
  • Sound Level of Toys (M04) Effective 2022-07-04
  • Rattles (M05) Effective 2023-02-16
  • Playpens (M08) Effective 2022-01-12
  • Pacifiers and Other Similar Consumer Products (M09) Effective 2023-12-07
  • Cribs (M12.1) Effective 2022-12-14
  • Cradles (M12.2) Effective 2021-12-07
  • Bassinets (M12.3) Effective 2021-01-26
  • Accessories and Stands (M12.4) Effective 2022-12-21
  • Carriages and Strollers (M15) Effective 2018-10-26 (Under Revision to ensure on-going alignment with the regulations)
  • Expansion gates and expandable enclosures (M17) Effective 2023-01-18
  • Magnetic Toys (M18) Effective 2023-08-24
  • Corded Window Coverings (M22) Effective 2023-10-25 (a Questions and Answers document related to the Corded Window Coverings Test Method (M22) is available upon request via email at

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