TORONTO, June 20, 2011 /CNW/ - The Canadian Toy Association (CTA)
supports the government's initiative to update its product safety
legislation. The Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA) is a positive step for Health Canada in aligning its product safety
regime with other leading international regimes.
CTA member companies remain committed to working with Health Canada and
other government agencies to ensure that Canada's product safety regime
delivers the intended health and safety benefits to consumers.
"The toy industry welcomes the CCPSA," commented Jeff Hurst, CTA Chairman. "This Act introduces a number of
important provisions, including mandatory recall powers. These
provisions complement the rigorous testing and product compliance
systems currently in place for toy manufactures."
CTA's members make toy safety one of their highest priorities. Toy
manufacturers have invested extensively in toy safety protocols
throughout the product developing process and continue to ensure the
best industry standards are applied. The CCPSA will help further advance this commitment to toy product safety.
"The CCPSA bolsters our collective commitment to toy product safety," commented
Mr. Hurst. "We recognize that the responsibility for toy safety is
shared between government and companies. Ensuring safe play for
children will continue to be of paramount importance for the CTA and
The CTA continues to work with Health Canada to advance our mutual goal
of toy safety. For the CTA, improving product safety includes the
alignment of international safety standards. Aligning Canada's
standards with those adopted in the U.S. and E.U. will reduce costs to
consumers and increase coordination of enforcement between Health
Canada and other leading product safety regimes.
About the Canadian Toy Association
The CTA is a non-profit trade association that works together with its
members for the betterment of the Canadian toy industry. The CTA's 100
+ members are manufacturers, importers and distributors of toys
generating about 1.8 billion dollars of annual retail sales in Canada.
Although, the Canadian toy industry is large, our core members are
smaller Canadian businesses.
SOURCE Canadian Toy Association
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