The safety and well being of children in Canada is one of Health Canada's top priorities. Health Canada sets and enforces safety standards for many children's products including toys.
There are steps that parents and caregivers can take to create a safer environment for play, learning, and other activities. Some important steps include: being aware of the safety recommendations for toys and related products, and regularly checking the consumer advisories, warnings and recalls that are published by Health Canada. Safety guidance on toys and related products is available in this section. Safety information on our other children's products is available in Health Canada's publications for consumer education.
Parents and caregivers are reminded to always supervise children while they are playing and to teach them how to use toys safely.