Canada’s Competition Bureau is proposing changes to the Textile Labeling and Advertising Regulations (TLAR) that would simplify the labelling of upholstered and stuffed articles.
The Textile Labelling Act (TLA) and TLAR specify the mandatory labelling requirements for all consumer textile products offered onto the market in Canada. The aim is to allow consumers to make better decisions, while protecting them from misleading representations. The disclosure label should bear the fiber content information expressed in percentages by mass, along with information to identify the dealer.
The proposed changes to the TLAR, which states that products with a filling or stuffing must be labelled, are intended to provide businesses with greater clarity.
Proposed changes include:
The Competition Bureau is currently seeking comments relating to costs and benefits to better understand the possible impact of its proposals. It remains committed to ensuring businesses and consumers benefit from a thriving and competitive marketplace.
Comments are accepted until October 29, 2020.
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