On May 5, 2021, Health Canada released a consultation on the proposed amendments to SOR/2016-167 Recumbent and Seat Stroller Regulations.
Here are the main contents:
Meet the mechanical requirements of ASTM F833-19; Or at least one of the following:
1. Mechanical requirements for ASTM F833-19; Or to consult on proposed amendments to the legislation on baby carriages;
2, ISO 31110:2020 mechanical requirements and ASTM F833-19 sections 6.8 and 6.10 clamping requirements.
Surface coating requirements:
Stickers, films or other removable materials attached to the accessible parts of a horizontal or seated stroller, or surface materials, shall comply with the following restrictions:
Added phthalate requirements. The vinyl base parts of a horizontal or seated baby carriage shall comply with the requirements of the SOR/2016-188 with the following restrictions:
In addition, any part that can be placed in the mouth of a child under 4 years of age should also meet the following requirements:
Without reference to specific revisions, Health Canada recommends consistency with ASTM F833-19 or ISO 31110:2020. Official language requirements (English and French) for all messages and warnings should be maintained.
● ASTM F833-19 Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Baby Carts
● ISO 31110:2020 Wheeled passenger vehicles for children - Seated and horizontal carts - Requirements and test methods