Guide to Children’s Jewellery - Summary
This guidance provides information about the safety requirements that apply under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA) and under the Children's Jewellery Regulations to children's jewellery that is manufactured, imported, advertised or sold in Canada.
Children's jewellery items manufactured, imported, advertised or sold in Canada is subject to the CCPSA and Children's Jewellery Regulations. In addition to the product-specific requirements noted in this document, it is prohibited to manufacture, import, advertise or sell any consumer product that is a "danger to human health or safety" as defined in the CCPSA (see paragraphs 7(a) and 8(a)).
Additionally, this document will explain how this legislation applies to the lead content of children's jewellery; define children's jewellery and help identify which products fall within the scope of the legislation; and specify the analytical test methods used for children's jewellery.
Who this guide is for
- Children’s jewellery manufacturers and distributors
- Other regulated parties (industry) who are affected by the regulations
In this guide
- Requirements under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act and its regulations
- Background on heavy metals in children’s jewellery
- What is “jewellery”?
- What is “children’s jewellery”?
- Examples of children’s jewellery
- Analytical methods for determining lead and cadmium content in children’s jewellery.
- Appendix A – Diagram of small parts cylinder
- Appendix B - Information resources
Details and history
Published: December 29, 2016
Updated: August 31, 2018
For further information visit the resources in Appendix A or contact a Health Canada Consumer Product Safety Office via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or telephone at 1-866-662-0666 (toll-free within Canada and the United States).
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