Feedback on USA Regulations – Nov 2nd

Feedback on USA Regulations – Nov 2nd

A key proposed change to the regulation by the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (MGCS) is that its requirements would only apply to manufacturers, renovators and retailers of bedding, which includes mattresses, and upholstered furniture.

Other changes being proposed include:

  • The annual licensing requirement would no longer apply to home hobbyists and craft operators who produce less than 1,000 beddings or pieces of upholstered furniture per year at home.
  • Second-hand material would be permitted as stuffing if the stuffing material complies with the sterilization standards in the regulation.
  • The labelling requirements would be simplified to give businesses greater flexibility to comply.
  • Mandatory incident reporting would be introduced.

A more detailed description of the proposals is below.

MGCS welcomes feedback and encourages anyone interested to provide comments on the proposal.

 

2 Comments

  1. Jennifer
    October 12, 10:14 Reply
    I have tried on your website as well as on the Exchange, and unfortunately the links for the Description of Proposed Amendments and Draft Amendment to USA Regulation appears to take you to a broken link/missing page. Could this be rectified as I would like to leave feedback, but that is hard to do at the moment. Also, not to criticize but why is this not being more widely distributed to the public? I am sure that you have spent quite a bit on CO messaging, as I have seen your ad and campaigns, but something that could greatly change the way that an entire sector operates seems to be almost swept under the rug. It would be nicer to see this more publicized in the media so that people can actually have/share an opinion.
    • tssablog
      October 17, 14:38 Reply
      Thank you Jennifer, for your feedback. This broken link has been reported and will be fixed shortly. In the meantime, you may find the Description of the Proposed Amendments and Draft Amendment at http://www.ontariocanada.com/registry/view.do?postingId=24967&language=en. We also appreciate your feedback regarding the communication of the proposed amendments and will take this into consideration.

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