This just in from Transport Canada and Health Canada: Don’t cross-border shop for car seats or booster seats. It is in fact illegal to both import or use seats from the US or abroad because they don’t necessarily follow Canadian safety standards, and can’t easily be tracked for recall notices.
For more information, please visit the following websites:
- Original advisory at Transport Canada
- Canada Consumer Product Safety Act
- Transport Canada’s Motor Vehicle Restraint Systems and Booster Seat Safety Regulations (RSSR)
One more reminder from Transport Canada and Health Canada:
When you are buying a car seat in Canada, either online or offline, make sure to look for the National Safety Mark label (pictured above) on the seat to make sure it follows Canada’s safety regulations. And, of course, make sure the seat is appropriate for your child’s age and development.