Canada Consumer Product Safety Act – Regulatory Updates: Mandatory Reporting – June 27, 2011

June 27, 2011 By

June 20, 2011

Mandatory Reporting – Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (S.C. 2010, c. 21)

On June 20, 2011, when the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA) comes into force, industry will be required to provide information to the Minister of Health and to the person from whom the company obtained the product, if applicable, regarding the following consumer product safety incidents:


3. The purpose of this Act is to protect the public by addressing or preventing dangers to human health or safety that are posed by consumer products in Canada, including those that circulate within Canada and those that are imported.


The following provision is not in force.

Consumer products

4. (1) This Act applies to consumer products with the exception of those listed in Schedule 1.Tobacco products

(2) This Act applies to tobacco products as defined in section 2 of the Tobacco Act but only in respect of their ignition propensity.

Natural health products

(3) For greater certainty, this Act does not apply to natural health products as defined in subsection 1(1) of the Natural Health Products Regulations made under the Food and Drugs Act.