Mechanical Engineering Methods

The following test methods are available from the Product Safety Laboratory by contacting:

Quality System Manager
Product Safety Laboratory
Health Canada
Postal Locator: 6402A1
1800 Walkley Road
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada
K1A 0L2

Email: CPS-SPC@hc-sc.gc.ca

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 (M00.1) Effective 2019-07-02
  • Sharp Edges (M00.2) Effective 2019-07-02
  • Sharp Points (M00.3) Effective 2018-02-14
  • Eye/Nose Security - Dolls, Plush Toys and Soft Toys (M00.4) Effective 2020-05-06
  • Reasonable Foreseeable Use - Toys (M01.1) Effective 2019-02-18
  • Flexible Film Bags (M03) Effective 2016-12-20
  • Sound level of toys (M04) Effective 2017-02-21
  • Rattles (M05) Effective 2017-12-05
  • Playpens (M08) Effective 2017-05-02 (Under Revision to ensure on-going alignment with the regulations)
  • Pacifiers and other Similar Consumer Products (M09) Effective 2019-05-27
  • Cribs (M12.1) Effective 2019-11-13
  • Cradles (M12.2) Effective 2012-02-22  (Under Revision to ensure on-going alignment with the regulations )
  • Test Method for Bassinets (M12.3) Effective 2012-08-01  (Under Revision to ensure on-going alignment with the regulations)
  • Carriages and Strollers (M15) Effective 2018-10-26
  • Expansion gates and expandable enclosures (M17) Effective 2016-07-22
  • Magnetic Flux Index (M18) Effective 2016-02-25  (Under Revision to ensure on-going alignment with the regulations)
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