‘You should be able to have your cake and eat it too’: Parents react to ban on cuddly plush toys
Posted November 18, 2019 05:09:16Parents are in a state of shock after learning that a toy company will be restricted from selling cuddliest plush toys to schoolchildren.
The new rule, which is in effect from Monday, will restrict cuddlier plush toys, dolls and other items that are “not a suitable substitute for physical contact,” according to the Canada Post website.
Cuddly toys, made from soft, fluffy and fuzzy materials, are a popular trend among young people.
The ban will also include cuddler-friendly items like plush animals, dolls, stuffed animals, books and even toys for toddlers.
There are many toys that will be banned from the market, such as those that are made of materials that can be damaged or worn down, such like rubber, plastic, metal or polystyrene.
The Canadian toy industry is already under intense scrutiny after the federal government introduced a $500-million anti-pornography initiative.
The government also announced a new program that would provide $2.5-million over the next two years to schools and other organizations that teach young people how to build and care for toys.