Use consumer products safely

Safety information on toys, cosmetics and products bought second-hand or for sports and athletics, nurseries and households.

Services and information

Nursery products

How to safely use baby slings, strollers, carriages, baby bottles, pacifiers, cribs, cradles and bassinets.

Toy safety

Safety for magnets, children's jewellery, soft vinyl toys, small toy parts and batteries.

Household products

Hazards posed by batteries, humidifiers, cookware, laundry detergent packets and cleaning products.

Sporting and athletic products

Safety tips for ice skating, trampolines, inflatable play structures and sports equipment.

Cosmetic Products

Cosmetic safety, advertising, labelling, ingredients and regulation, report an incident, read about cosmetic products.

Second-hand products

Buyer and seller responsibilities, commonly available second-hand products, recalls and alerts, and prohibited products.

Car seats and accessories

Car seats, including how to choose one, when to replace it, buying second-hand and product recalls.

Chemicals and product safety

Household chemical safety and information on chemicals such as selenium, triclosan, bisphenol A and petrolatum.

Consumer radiation

Understand the link between common products and radiation, such as cell phones, microwave ovens, hand-held lasers, tanning beds and Wi-Fi equipment.

Buying products online

Potential risks of buying consumer products online, how to minimize them and reporting a concern.

Bringing prohibited or regulated products back to Canada

Prohibited and regulated consumer products in Canada. Some items may be detained at the border.


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