TORONTO, Dec. 14 /CNW/ - Safe Kids Canada congratulates the Government for passing the Consumer Product Safety Act, Bill C-36, just in time for the holiday gift-giving season. The Bill was passed with support from all political parties and brings Canada's product safety laws up to the standards of those in the US and the EU.
"We have been advocating for a comprehensive overhaul of the old product safety legislation for several years now," said Pamela Fuselli, Executive Director, Safe Kids Canada. "We are very pleased and confident that the measures in this new Consumer Product Safety Act will improve product safety for all Canadians and help prevent unintentional injuries, especially for our children.
Bill C-36 introduces new safety legislation that suppliers will have to meet, and new tools for Health Canada to better protect the health and safety of Canadians through effective enforcement measures such as mandatory testing and mandatory recalls of dangerous products.
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