Retailers Support Toy Safety

OTTAWA, Dec. 17, 2013 /CNW/ - Retail Council of Canada (RCC) supports Health Canada's work on the promotion of toy safety. Today, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health, Eve Adams, MP, demonstrated the importance of making safe toy choices when shopping for children this holiday season. As retailers, RCC members' number one priority is safety and ensuring that consumers are provided with accurate and complete information when making purchasing decisions.

"Toys should be a source of holiday fun for kids" said Diane J. Brisebois, President and CEO of the Retail Council of Canada. "Before buying a toy, consumers should always do their homework to make sure they are making appropriate choices for their children."

Toymakers in Canada have to make sure their products follow the rules set out in the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act and associated Toys Regulation. RCC and its members work hard to ensure that unsafe toys don't make their way onto store shelves. Being informed and aware of how to read labels and how to properly use and store toys will help parents better ensure the health and safety of their children.

Retail Council of Canada (www.retailcouncil.org) is the Voice of Retail. Founded in 1963, RCC is a not-for-profit association which represents more than 45,000 stores of all retail formats, including department, grocery, independent merchants, regional and national specialty chains, and online merchants.

Image with caption: "Left to right: RCC's VP Federal Government Relations, Susie Grynol, Parliamentary Secretary, Eve Adams, Christina Burkhill, Store Manager and Jason McLinton, Senior Director, Public Affairs. Photo Credit: Denis Drever (CNW Group/Retail Council of Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131217_C5233_PHOTO_EN_35090.jpg

SOURCE: Retail Council of Canada

For further information:

Sharon Armstrong
Retail Council of Canada
Office (416) 467-3747 / Cell (416) 574-2552
sarmstrong@retailcouncil.org


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