The Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA) came into force on June 20, 2011. It establishes legislative and regulatory requirements to help protect the public by addressing dangers posed by unsafe consumer products.
The Act also established an administrative monetary penalty (AMP) system for compliance and enforcement of the CCPSA and the associated Regulations. An AMP system is a compliance and enforcement tool that assigns a monetary penalty for contravening certain provisions of the Act. The Minister of Health is now proposing to introduce the Administrative Monetary Penalties (Consumer Products) Regulations (proposed Regulations), which would enable this AMP system.