Canada Exempts Padded Undergarments,
Shoulder Pads and Trimmings from Stuffed Articles Labeling and Registration
As of January 1, 2009, sellers of
padded undergarments, and as of July 1, 2009 sellers of clothing containing
shoulder pads and trimmings in the province of Ontario in Canada were
supposed to be licensed by the Technical Standards and Safety Authority
(TSSA), and the items were supposed to be labeled in accordance with Ontario's
"Upholstered and Stuffed Articles Program".
However, Ontario's Ministry of Small
Business and Consumer Services has amended Ontario Regulation #218/01
(Upholstered and Stuffed Articles) by removing padded undergarments and
shoulder pads and trimmings on articles of clothing from the regulation.
The amendment, effective December 5, 2008, reverses earlier decisions
which stated that padded undergarments were to be in compliance with the
regulation by January 1, 2009 and shoulder pads and trimmings were to
be in compliance with the regulation by July 1, 2009. The latest amendment
means that padded undergarments and shoulder pads and trimmings are all
exempt from Ontario's "Upholstered and Stuffed Articles Program".
The details on the exemption can be
found in the below website:
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