moved for leave to introduce Bill C-541, An Act to amend the Hazardous Products Act (noise limit for children’s products).
Mr. Speaker, it is my privilege to present this bill to the House and to recommend its adoption.
The intent of the legislation is to lower the permissible decibel levels in toys in order to save children from lifelong damage to their hearing. It would bring Canada in line with the World Health Organization's limit of 75 decibels. The Hazardous Products Act currently allows toys with a noise level of 100 decibels.
Some hearing impairment is preventable and we owe it to our children to keep them safe from unnecessary hazards. Hopefully, child safety is an area where we can agree to make minority government work.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)