Textile Labelling Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. T-10)

Act current to 2014-09-29 and last amended on 2011-11-29. Previous Versions

PROHIBITIONS

Marginal note:Prohibition respecting consumer textile articles

 No dealer shall sell, import into Canada or advertise

  • (a) a prescribed consumer textile article unless the article has applied to it a label containing a representation with respect to the textile fibre content of the article; or

  • (b) any consumer textile article that has applied to it a label containing a representation with respect to the textile fibre content of the article unless the label is applied to it in accordance with and complies with all applicable provisions of this Act.

  • R.S., c. 46(1st Supp.), s. 3.
Marginal note:Prohibition respecting advertising

 No dealer shall, in advertising a consumer textile article, make any representation with respect to the textile fibre content of the article except in accordance with the regulations.

  • R.S., c. 46(1st Supp.), s. 4.
Marginal note:Representations relating to consumer textile articles
  •  (1) No dealer shall apply to a consumer textile article a label, or sell, import into Canada or advertise a consumer textile article that has applied to it a label containing any false or misleading representation that relates to or may reasonably be regarded as relating to the article.

  • Marginal note:Representations relating to textile fibre products

    (2) No dealer shall, by means of a label, advertising or otherwise, make any false or misleading representation that relates to or may reasonably be regarded as relating to a textile fibre product.

  • Marginal note:Definition of "false or misleading representation"

    (3) For the purposes of this section, “false or misleading representation” includes

    • (a) any representation in which expressions, words, figures, depictions or symbols are arranged or shown in a manner that may reasonably be regarded as likely to deceive any person with respect to textile fibre content;

    • (b) any expression, word, figure, depiction or symbol that implies or may reasonably be regarded as implying that a textile fibre product contains any fibre, fur or hair not contained in the product; and

    • (c) any description of the type, quality, performance, origin or method of manufacture or production of a textile fibre product that may reasonably be regarded as likely to deceive any person with respect to the matter so described.

  • R.S., c. 46(1st Supp.), s. 5.

LABELS

Marginal note:Label containing representation respecting textile fibre content

 Each label containing a representation with respect to the textile fibre content of the consumer textile article to which it is applied shall

  • (a) be applied to the article in such form and manner as may be prescribed; and

  • (b) show, in such form and manner as may be prescribed,

    • (i) the generic name of each textile fibre comprising five per cent or more by mass of the total fibre mass of the article,

    • (ii) subject to the regulations, such percentage by mass of the total fibre mass of the article as each textile fibre named pursuant to subparagraph (i) comprises,

    • (iii) the identity of the person by or for whom the consumer textile article was manufactured or made, and

    • (iv) such other information and representations as may be required by the regulations to be included in the label.

  • R.S., 1985, c. T-10, s. 6;
  • 1993, c. 34, s. 119.