Improving the Upholstered and Stuffed Articles Regulation
Regulatory and financial requirements for manufacturers of padded undergarments and clothing containing shoulder pads and trimming have been eliminated, thanks to amendments approved by the Ontario government.
"Exemptions on labelling and licensing requirements for these items will relieve an unnecessary burden on apparel manufacturers and retailers across Ontario," said Harinder Takhar, Minister of Small Business and Consumer Services.
The Ministry of Small Business and Consumer Services has seen no evidence that the stuffing used in these products poses a risk to public health and safety that could be mitigated by the Regulation. Consumer protections in this area can and will be maintained at present standards with the amendments in place.
"We are pleased that the government found a constructive way to work through this issue and help our members achieve a fair and balanced result," said Bob Kirke, Executive Director of the Canadian Apparel Federation. "We look forward to continuing our work with the Ministry to ensure the best interests of consumers and the industry."
For more information on amendments to the Upholstered and Stuffed Articles Regulation, please visit http://www.tssa.org/regulated/upholstered/default.asp