International Association of Bedding and Furniture Labeling Officials

Canada

Provinces

Stuffing and stuffed articles regulation is handled at the provincial level in Canada. While in the United States most States regulate only bedding and furniture, in Canada provinces regulate all kind of stuffing and stuffed articles.

Three Canadian provinces have harmonized regulations on stuffing and stuffed articles, Québec, Ontario and Manitoba.

In these provinces, as in most US States, stuffing must be made only with new, clean and approved material, stuffed articles must contain only new, clean and approved stuffing, each factory must hold a permit from each province in which its stuffing or stuffed articles are to be sold and a legal label must be affixed on the stuffing and stuffed articles.

A manufacturer located outside these three provinces must register in each province where its products are to be sold.

According to a reciprocal agreement between Québec, Ontario and Manitoba, such a manufacturer is entitled to use any one of its registration numbers in both other provinces.

Other provinces and the territories don’t regulate stuffing and stuffed articles.

Québec

Québec statute on stuffing and upholstered and stuffed articles (link :http://www.economie.gouv.qc.ca/en/outside-quebec/home/rembourrage/)

Ontario

Upholstered and Stuffed Articles Program – Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA). (link :http://www.tssa.org/regulated/upholstered/default.asp)

Regulation expires: July 1, 2019. (link: https://www.tssa.org/en/upholstered-stuffed-articles/upholstered-and-stuffed-articles.aspx)

Manitoba

Application for Registration in Manitoba as a Manufacturer, Renovator or Home Hobby or Craft Operator of Bedding and Other Upholstered or Stuffed Articles – Manitoba Healthy Living, Seniors and Consumer Affairs – Consumer Protection Office (link :http://www.gov.mb.ca/cca/cpo/forms.html)

Federal Government

The Competition Bureau of Canada is responsible for the administration of the Competition Act, the Textile Labelling Act, the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act and the Precious Metal Marking Act.

The Textile Labelling Act and the Textile Labelling and Advertising Regulations regulate prescribed consumer textile articles, which include any product made of textile fibre, yarn or fabric, or any product made in whole or in part from a textile fibre, yarn or fabric offered for sale in Canada. Both apply throughout Canada.

The Textile Labelling Act prohibits the importation, the sale and the advertising of prescribed consumer textile article unless a label is applied to it containing a representation with respect to the textile fibre content. The label must be applied in accordance with the Textile Labelling and Advertising Regulations. The Textile Labelling Act and the Textile Labelling and Advertising Regulations do not require any permit nor registration.

Some textile articles must be covered by an import permit issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.

In addition, the Canadian Border Services Agency requires that information appear on labels regarding the country of origin of certain consumer textile products.

The Federal Government of Canada also has regulation on consumer product safety.


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