Canadian Association Seeks Safety Rule Input

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Canadian industry members are being asked to provide input on proposed amendments that would require and standardize safety recall information accessible online.

RVIA was informed by Transport Canada about the informal consultation document regarding Canadian recall data. The proposal states any company relating to the RV industry would be required to publish standardized safety recall info online in English and French languages.

The Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Act defined companies relating to the RV industry as those manufacturing, importing or distributing vehicles, in addition to businesses that make, import or distribute equipment.

RVIA stated comments should be sent to contacts listed here by May 28.

Transport Canada’s next steps will be to publish the proposed rule with the formal regulatory text in the Canada Gazette Part 1 in the fall of 2022 – the Canadian equivalent to NHTSA’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. By participating in the pre-regulatory process, the industry can participate in the proposal’s development and help Transport Canada establish a rule that “helps Canadian consumers while considering how RV manufacturers and suppliers operate.”

Questions about the informal consultation document should be directed to Transport Canada directly, or to RVIA Assistant General Counsel Kyle Correa-Brady at [email protected].

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