Vol. 150, No. 14 — July 13, 2016


SOR/2016-184 June 22, 2016


Pacifiers Regulations

P.C. 2016-611 June 21, 2016

His Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Health, pursuant to section 37 of the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (see footnote a), makes the annexed Pacifiers Regulations.

Pacifiers Regulations


Definition of pacifier

1 In these Regulations, pacifier means a pacifier that has a nipple and includes a similar product that is intended for use in a baby’s mouth.


Toxic substance

2 Any pacifier that contains a toxic substance must comply with section 25 of the Toys Regulations in relation to that substance.

Limit of volatile N-nitrosamines

3 A pacifier must not contain more than 10 µg/kg total volatile N-nitrosamines, as determined by dichloromethane extraction.


4 A pacifier must be free from any part that may cause, under reasonably foreseeable conditions of use, injury to the user due to the following hazards:

Additional requirements

5 A pacifier must meet the following requirements:


Reference to Canada Consumer Product Safety Act or Regulations

6 (1) Written information that appears on a pacifier, that accompanies one or that is in any advertisement for one must not make any direct or indirect reference to the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act or these Regulations.

Representations — use or modification

(2) Any written information that appears on or that accompanies a pacifier, and any advertisement of one, must not make representations in respect of the use of or modification to the pacifier that would result in the failure of the pacifier to meet a requirement of these Regulations.


7 The Hazardous Products (Pacifiers) Regulations (see footnote 1) are repealed.

Coming into Force


8 These Regulations come into force on the day on which they are registered.


(Paragraph 5(a))

Guard Template

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(Paragraph 5(b))

Structural Integrity Test

1 The following method is to be used for testing the structural integrity of the pacifier:


(Subparagraph 5(b)(ii))

Small Parts Cylinder

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N.B. The Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement for these Regulations appears following SOR/2016-164, Asbestos Products Regulations.