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Children’s Jewellery Regulations (SOR/2018-82)

Regulations are current to 2024-05-28 and last amended on 2018-11-02. Previous Versions

Children’s Jewellery Regulations



Registration 2018-04-23

Children’s Jewellery Regulations

P.C. 2018-436 2018-04-20

His Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Health, pursuant to section 37Footnote a of the Canada Consumer Product Safety ActFootnote b, makes the annexed Children’s Jewellery Regulations.


Marginal note:Definitions

 The following definitions apply in these Regulations.

children’s jewellery

children’s jewellery means jewellery that is manufactured, sized, decorated, packaged, advertised or sold in a manner that appeals primarily to children under 15 years of age but does not include merit badges, medals for achievement or other similar objects normally worn only occasionally. (bijoux pour enfants)

good laboratory practices

good laboratory practices means practices that are in accordance with the principles set out in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development document entitled OECD Principles of Good Laboratory Practice, Number 1 of the OECD Series on Principles of Good Laboratory Practice and Compliance Monitoring, ENV/MC/CHEM(98)17, the English version of which is dated January 21, 1998 and the French version of which is dated March 6, 1998. (bonnes pratiques de laboratoire)


Marginal note:Lead content

 Children’s jewellery, when tested using good laboratory practices, must not contain more than 90 mg/kg of lead.

Marginal note:Cadmium content

 Children’s jewellery, when tested using good laboratory practices, must not contain more than 130 mg/kg of cadmium if the jewellery item is small enough to be totally enclosed in the small parts cylinder illustrated in the schedule when a force of not more than 4.45 N is applied.


 The Children’s Jewellery RegulationsFootnote 1 are repealed.

Coming into Force

Marginal note:Six months after publication

Footnote * These Regulations come into force on the day that, in the sixth month after the month in which they are published in the Canada Gazette, Part II, has the same calendar number as the day on which they are published or, if that sixth month has no day with that number, the last day of that sixth month.


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