Health Canada launched the Children’s Jewellery Regulations (SOR/2018-82) on 2 May 2018. It will repeal SOR/2016-168 and become effective on 2 November 2018.

In the meantime, Health Canada also published the Consumer Products Containing Lead (Contact with Mouth) Regulations (SOR/2018-83) to repeal the SOR/2010-273. The effective date is also 2 November 2018.

The highlights of the Regulations (SOR/2018-82) are listed below:
1. Lead content cannot exceed 90 mg/kg;
2. Cadmium cannot exceed 130 mg/kg  if the jewellery item is small enough to be totally enclosed in the small parts cylinder when a force of not more than 4.45 N is applied

Sources: Department of Justice Canada