CHPA Canadian Toy Export Standard is Canada's standard for toys, stationery, small handicrafts and other products. Canadian Toys CCPSA (formerly known as CHPA) certification introduction: For the toy industry in Canada, the relevant laws are mainly the Hazardous Products Act (HPA) and its implementing regulations, the Hazardous Products (Toys) Regulations, which are regulated by the Canadian Health Products Safety Agency (its Formerly known as Product Safety Authority) management and enforcement. In addition, on December 15, 2010, Canada passed the Canadian Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA), which will be implemented in June 2011 and will replace Part I and Appendix I of the Hazardous Products Act.
The main test items are:
1. Test of physical and mechanical properties
2. Physical combustion test
3. Testing of toxic heavy metals.
The main contents of the Canadian Hazardous Products (Toys) Regulations (CRC, C.931) are: CHPA labeling requirements, electrical hazards, suffocation hazards, toxic hazards, heat hazards, mechanical hazards, special products (including dolls, plush toys and soft toys toys, push-pull toys, finger-applied watercolor paints, rattles, elastic cords, batteries and cosmetic toys).
The toxicity test in the Canadian CHPA standard mainly involves the limit of the migratory amount of 7 major elements (lead, antimony, arsenic, barium, cadmium or selenium). Among them, the requirement is not to contain; antimony, arsenic, barium, cadmium and selenium are measured for soluble content with a limit of 0.1%, and lead is tested for total amount with a limit of 600ppm.
Control of heavy metals: Special attention should be paid to substances that are easy to exceed the standard. Such as paints, inks and polymer coatings; solid or liquid finger paints, lacquers, glaze powders and other materials. Such as synthetic leather, plastic cloth and metal materials may also exceed the standard, we should also pay attention, hard plastic materials, ceramics and glass are generally not easy to exceed the standard.
The Canadian Toys CCPSA (formerly CHPA) certification added two new test items in November 2011, one is the lead content test, and the other is the phthalic acid content test. The Canadian government is also increasing the requirements for this certification. The difficulty of certification has also increased.