Planning a trip outside of Canada? Will you be bringing back souvenirs and other consumer products? Some products may be prohibited in Canada and subject to being detained at the border.
Prepare yourself before you go. Be aware of consumer products that have safety requirements. Many of these Canadian safety requirements are stricter than other countries.
Are you currently living abroad and planning a return to Canada? Planning on moving to Canada? Make sure that you are not bringing consumer products that have either been prohibited and/or are regulated in Canada. These items may be subject to being detained at the border.
Did you know?
Baby walkers have been prohibited in Canada since April 7, 2004.
It is illegal to import, advertise for sale, or sell baby walkers in Canada. It is also illegal to sell baby walkers at garage sales, flea markets, or on street corners. If you have one, destroy it so it cannot be used again and throw it away.
The following is a partial list of consumer products that are banned in Canada and subject to being detained at the border:
A full list of products that are prohibited under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act is provided in Canada Consumer Product Safety Act Quick Reference Guide - 2011.
Did you know?
Gifts sent and received from outside of Canada are subject to the
Canada Consumer Product Safety Act
The following is a partial list of consumer products that must meet Canadian safety requirements:
For more information on banned and regulated consumer products, contact the Consumer Product Safety Bureau's Regional Offices.