On September 28, 2023, Health Canada launched the Canadian Product Safety Pledge (the “Safety Pledge”) – a voluntary compliance initiative aimed at increasing product safety with respect to consumer products and cosmetics available to Canadians online.
The Safety Pledge consists of 14 voluntary commitments concerning protective and corrective actions that Health Canada has indicated are grouped into four categories :
- Detection and prevention of the sale of unsafe products;
- Cooperation with Health Canada;
- Raising of product safety awareness amongst sellers; and
- Empowerment of consumers on product safety issues.