Guide to second-hand products (including children's products) - Summary

From Health Canada


This guide provides information about the safety requirements that apply to consumer products, including used or second-hand products that are manufactured, imported, advertised or sold in Canada.

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)).

Who this guide is for

  • Consumer product manufacturers and distributors
  • Other regulated parties (industry) who are affected by the regulation

In this guide

Details and history

Published: August 24, 2015

Updated: August 31, 2018

For assistance

For further information contact a Health Canada Consumer Product Safety Office via email ( or telephone at 1-866-662-0666 (toll-free within Canada and the United States).

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