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The Health Canada consults on amending the Magnetic Toys Regulations to help protect the health and safety of Canadians, particularly children, from unsafe consumer products.

This proposed regulatory changes include restrictions on both the size and strength of magnetic toy components, as well as specific tests to identify dangerous magnetic parts that may separate from a toy during play.

Exceptions are proposed for magnets in electrical systems or those in advanced experimental sets intended for children eight years of age or older.

The comment period is open up until January 17, 2018.