An Act to amend the Hazardous Products Act (noise limit for children’s products)

This bill was last introduced in the 39th Parliament, 2nd Session, which ended in September 2008.


Judy Wasylycia-Leis  NDP

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)


Not active, as of May 1, 2008
(This bill did not become law.)


This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

This enactment reduces the allowable noise limit for children’s products from 100 decibels to 75 decibels.


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Hazardous Products ActRoutine Proceedings

May 1st, 2008 / 10:05 a.m.
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Judy Wasylycia-Leis NDP Winnipeg North, MB

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)