Noisy Toys Campaign Media Releases (2006-2007)

News Releases and Public Relations

In 2006, SAC partnered with the Elks and Royal Purple of Canada on a press conference to raise awareness of the dangerous effects of noisy toys.

In December 2007, in light of recent public and government interest and concern around toy safety, SAC held a second press conference on Parliament Hill to urge government to conduct further study into noise as it relates to toy safety and to revise current legislation accordingly.

Meetings with MPs followed and SAC issued additional press releases in response to government announcements about revisions to the Hazardous Products Act.

On May 1, 2008 SAC participated in a press conference held by Member of Parliament, Judy Wasylycia-Leis who was introducing a private member's bill advocating the reduction of allowable noise decibel level in toys from the current 100 db to 75 db. After the break in parliament, this bill was re-introduced April 6, 2009.

The documents, linked to below, are the press releases and speaking notes associated with this campaign.

Please note that this campaign took place when SAC was called the Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (CASLPA).