Textile Fibre for which no Generic Name has been Prescribed
27. (1) Where a consumer textile article to which section 3 of the Act or section 22 of these Regulations applies or will apply contains or is to contain a textile fibre
(a) that is required by these Regulations to be shown by its generic name, and
(b) for which no generic name has been prescribed,
application to the Minister in the manner prescribed in subsection (2) for a generic name to be prescribed for such textile fibre may be made
(c) by a dealer who intends to sell, import into Canada or advertise the article; or
(d) by a dealer who manufactures or supplies the textile fibre product
(i) that is or contains a textile fibre described in paragraphs (a) and (b), and
(ii) from which the consumer textile article is or is to be made.
(2) An application made pursuant to this section shall
(a) be in writing;
(b) set forth
(i) a request that a generic name be prescribed for the textile fibre,
(ii) the composition of the textile fibre, including any fibre-forming substances and the respective percentages thereof,
(iii) the reason or reasons why, in the applicant’s opinion, a generic name already prescribed should not be used in respect of the textile fibre, and
(iv) a suggested generic name and a description of the textile fibre; and
(c) be accompanied by a sample of the textile fibre for which a generic name is requested.
(3) The Minister may require the applicant to disclose such technical or other information, including test methods, as he deems necessary in respect of any application under this section.
(4) If, within 60 days of the receipt by the Minister of an application under this section, a generic name is not prescribed for the textile fibre, the Minister shall
(a) give notice to the applicant that a generic name already prescribed is the appropriate generic name for the textile fibre; or
(b) provide a numerical or alphabetical symbol for use in place of a generic name for the textile fibre, which symbol shall be so used until
(i) a generic name is prescribed for such fibre, or
(ii) it is determined that a generic name already prescribed is the appropriate generic name for the fibre and notice of such determination is given to the applicant.
- SOR/87-247, s. 12.
Amount of a Textile Fibre
28. The amount in which any textile fibre is present in a textile fibre product or a part thereof shall be determined in accordance with the appropriate test published by the Canadian General Standards Board or any predecessor thereof, the American Society for Testing and Materials, the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists, the British Standards Institution, the Textile Institute or the International Organization for Standardization.
- SOR/79-79, s. 4;
- SOR/87-247, s. 13.
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