Bringing Consumer Products into Canada
Every day, many consumer products cross the borders into Canada. Some are brought home by residents of Canada travelling outside of the country. Others have been bought by Canadian consumers over the Internet. Be aware that some consumer products are not allowed into Canada by law.
Protecting and promoting the health and safety of Canadians is of the utmost importance to the Government of Canada. The Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA) is the law that helps protect consumers from unsafe products.
Under the CCPSA, some products are banned and subject to be detained at the Canadian border. Others may need to meet Canadian regulatory requirements to be allowed into Canada. Many of these regulatory requirements are stricter in Canada than in other countries.
Be aware of consumer products that have safety requirements. Prepare yourself BEFORE you bring consumer products into Canada.
The following products are regulated by Health Canada:
- Baby Gates
- Car Seats
- Cribs, Cradles and Bassinets
- Hockey Helmets and Face Protectors
Please review the regulations on the above products before placing your order.
The following products are prohibited by Health Canada:
- Baby Walkers
- Balloon Blowing Kits
- Infant Self-Feeding Devices
- Jequirity Beans
- Lawn Darts with Elongated Tips
- Relight Candles
- Yo-Yo Balls with long cords
Please review the prohibitions on the above products before placing your order.
Click here to review a partial list of prohibited products listed with Health Canada: Consumer Product Safety