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Administrative Monetary Penalties (AMPS) for Canada Consumer Product Safety Regulation Proposed
The Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA) came into force on June 20, 2011. It establishes legislative and regulatory requirements to help protect the public by addressing dangers posed by unsafe consumer products. The Minister of Health is now proposing to introduce the Administrative Monetary Penalties (Consumer Products) Regulations (proposed Regulations), which would enable a penalty system for contravention of the CCPSA Act.
The penalties would range from $1,000 to $25,000 per violation. In the case of a violation committed by a non-profit organization (or by any other person for non-commercial purposes), the maximum penalty for a violation would be $5,000, and $25,000 in any other case.
Complete details of the proposed regulation may be viewed at the following link.