The Consumers Council of Canada’s analysis of the impact of changes to upholstered and stuffed articles is now published and available through the Council’s online store.
The publication Canada’s Upholstered and Stuffed Articles Regulation is part of its Consumer Activated Spotlight report series. It was prepared for members of the Canada Free Trade Agreement Regulatory Reconciliation and Cooperation Table (RCT). And the report has been made available to senior public health protection and promotion officials across Canada.
The report spotlights the provincial revocation of upholstered and stuffed goods regulations, and offers alternative views on these actions not expressed by industry sources. It examines in some detail claims made that provincial regulation was redundant because of federal law and regulation, and that the provincial laws were an example of a trade barrier between provinces.
The revocation of Ontario and Manitoba legislation leaves Quebec’s legislation and U.S. public health legislation offering the only effective protection for Canadian consumers. The publication describes some of the risks to which consumers are now exposed.
Consumers with greater interest in the topic, or who wish to support the Council’s advocacy to protect consumer interests can purchase the publication through the Council’s online content store. It is available as both an e-book and PDF.