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Toys and Baby Products

Important: If you supply products for sale on Amazon, you must comply with all federal, provincial, and local laws and Amazon policies applicable to those products and product listings.

Examples of Permitted Listings

If listing a permitted but hazardous item, sellers must ensure they are shipping the item in compliance with Transport Canada requirements and applicable laws.

  • Products that are packaged and labelled to meet the requirements of all applicable laws and regulations, including the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act and related regulations, have been tested to meet all prescribed safety standards, and are not otherwise restricted

Examples of Prohibited Listings

  • Products listed in Schedule 2 of the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act, such as:
    • Baby walkers that are mounted on wheels or on any other device permitting movement of the walker and that have an enclosed area supporting the baby in a sitting or standing position so that their feet touch the floor, thereby enabling the horizontal movement of the walker
    • Jequirity beans or any substance or article that is made from or that includes jequirity beans in whole or in part
    • Products for babies, including teethers, pacifiers and baby bottle nipples, that are put in the mouth when used and that contain a filling that has in it a viable micro-organism
    • Structural devices that position feeding bottles to allow babies to feed themselves from the bottle while unattended
    • Kites, any part of which is made of uninsulated metal and whose dimensions do not comply with legal standards
    • Kite strings made of a material that conducts electricity
    • Lawn darts with elongated tips
    • Polycarbonate baby bottles that contain Bisphenol A (BPA)
  • Products that do not meet the safety requirements set out in the Toys Regulations under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act, such as those related to:
    • Mechanical hazards
    • Suffocation hazards
    • Strangulation hazards
    • Sharpness and punction hazards
    • Hearing damage hazards
    • Flammability hazards
    • Toxicological hazards
    • Micobiological hazards
    • Electrical hazards
    • Thermal hazards
  • Products that pose a choking hazard to a child under three years of age, such as:
    • Simple puzzles with small pieces that fit into the small parts cylinder defined in the Toys Regulations under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act
    • Simple puzzles with small pegs for grasping that are not securely attached and will pull or break off
    • Simple cars and trucks with small wheels and tires that can separate from the vehicle
    • Dolls, plush toys and soft toys with small attachments (for example, eyes, nose, decorations) that can be pulled off when exposed to the appropriate force
    • Bath toys and squeeze toys with squeakers and reeds that can be pulled out of the toy
    • Rattles and other infant toys made of brittle plastic
  • Products intended for use by a child under three years of age containing plant seeds as pellets for making noise, such as a wooden rattle containing plant seeds
  • Products that contain plant seeds as stuffing material
  • Products that have a surface coating material applied to them that contains any of the following substances:
    • total lead in excess of legal limits
    • a compound of antimony, arsenic, cadmium, selenium or barium in excess of legal limits
    • a compound of mercury
  • Products that contain carbon tetrachloride, methyl alcohol, petroleum distillate, benzene, turpentine, boric acid or ethyl ether, which under reasonably foreseeable circumstances could become accessible to a child, or if they are used as a filling could be released on breakage or leakage
  • Products that contain any type of asbestos where the asbestos can be separated from the product, such as play sand containing asbestos
  • Balloon blowing kits that contain any aromatic, aliphatic or other organic solvent
  • Children's jewelry that contains lead or migratable lead in excess of legal limits
  • Child, infant and booster car seats that do not bear the Canada National Safety Mark and do not comply with the Transport Canada Motor Vehicle Restraint Systems and Booster Seat Safety Regulations and other applicable safety standards.
  • Science education sets that do not meet the requirements set out in the Science Education Sets Regulations under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act, such as:
    • Science education sets containing potassium permanganate (other than an aqueous solution containing 10 per cent or less potassium permanganate)
  • Upholstered or stuffed articles that are not appropriately labelled pursuant to applicable provincial regulations, such as the Upholstered and Stuffed Articles Regulation under the Technical Standards and Safety Act in Ontario

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