Carriages and strollers, Baby carriages and parts thereof (HS Code 8715.00.0000), Equipment for children (ICS Code 97.190).
Carriages and Strollers Regulations (30 pages, available in English and French)
The requirements of the Carriages and Strollers Regulations (Regulations) have not changed substantively since they were introduced in 1985, while carriage and stroller design has evolved considerably. Current designs of carriages and strollers may present hazards that are not addressed by the Regulations. In addition, some terminology could be clarified and updated to keep pace with current designs. Health Canada has also identified requirements that are not aligned with the requirements in other jurisdictions, and the limited time provided to transition from one standard or regulation to a new version, to be issues warranting amendment.
This regulatory proposal covers five types of requirements related to carriages and strollers:
2. Surface coating materials
5. Information and warnings
The proposed repeal and replace of the Carriages and Strollers Regulations would:
(a) align mechanical requirements with those in other jurisdictions through ambulatory incorporation by reference of international standards, including a period when a new version of a standard incorporated by reference is published that would allow 180 days to manufacture or import and 365 days to advertise or sell products that meet either the new or the previous version of the standard;
(b) align surface coating materials requirements with the proposed amendments to the Surface Coating Materials Regulations that were pre-published in Canada Gazette, Part I on April 24, 2021 (https://www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1/2021/2021-04-24/html/reg1-eng.html), notified to the WTO as G/TBT/N/CAN/640;
(c) align toxicological requirements with the Toys Regulations;
(d) align phthalates requirements with the Phthalates Regulations; (e) increase alignment of information and warning requirements with other jurisdictions, and maintain the official languages requirement for all information and warnings to be written in both English and French.