Product safety and product recalls in Canada
Recalls of consumer products continued to grow in number and scope in 2008. In 2009, the safety of consumer products has taken on an even greater prominence in the media and in legislative policy in Canada. New regulatory initiatives in Canada confirm that an era of increasing public and regulatory scrutiny of consumer product safety has arrived. If brought into force as anticipated, the proposed Canada Consumer Product Safety Act will have an immediate impact on the entire retail and supply chain for consumer products in Canada.
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