Textile Labelling and Advertising Regulations (C.R.C., c. 1551)

Regulations are current to 2016-09-18 and last amended on 2010-03-25. Previous Versions

Information to be Shown in Label

  •  (1) Every representation label that is required to meet the requirements for a disclosure label shall show

    • (a) the textile fibre content of the article in the manner prescribed in Part III;

    • (b) subject to subsections (2) and 12(1), the name and postal address of the dealer; and

    • (c) where there is a representation that the article or any fabric or fibre therein is imported, the name of the country of origin, unless the representation is made in another label applied to the article and the name of the country of origin is shown in that other label.

  • (2) Paragraph (1)(b) does not apply where a consumer textile article is a remnant and

    • (a) the name of the dealer who manufactured the fabric of which the article is a remnant is not known; or

    • (b) the article is sold or displayed for sale with other remnants in a manner described in section 18 and not all the remnants sold or displayed in such manner are remnants or fabric manufactured by the same dealer.

  • (3) The information required by paragraph (1)(a) shall be shown in the label in both the English and French languages.

  • (4) Subsection (3) does not apply where the consumer textile article is or is to be sold to the public in an area where only one of the official languages is in use continuously by the public for the purpose of making consumer purchases and the information required by paragraph (1)(a) is shown in that official language.

  • (5) For the purpose of subsection (4), area means

    • (a) the geographical area from which the store, shop or other trade outlet, in or by which a product is or is to be sold to the public, draws most of its customers; or

    • (b) where the product is or is to be sold by mail order, the geographical area in which reside or are located all the persons who have, as part of their postal addresses, the name of the same city, town or place as has the consumer to whom the product is or is to be sold.

  • SOR/87-247, s. 2;
  • SOR/94-247, s. 6.

 [Revoked, SOR/94-247, s. 7]

  •  (1) A dealer who resides in Canada may apply to the Minister for an identification number for use on the label of a consumer textile article in place of the dealer’s name and postal address where the dealer

    • (a) manufactures or has manufactured on his or her behalf, processes, finishes or sells at retail consumer textile articles in Canada;

    • (b) imports consumer textile articles into Canada; or

    • (c) owns and distributes consumer textile articles in Canada.

  • (2) An application for an identification number shall

    • (a) be in writing;

    • (b) set out

      • (i) the name under which the dealer carries on business in Canada,

      • (ii) the name of an official, employed by the dealer and residing in Canada, who is authorized by the dealer to make the application,

      • (iii) the address and telephone number of the dealer’s place of business in Canada, or of the dealer’s head office where that office is in Canada, and

      • (iv) the dealer’s postal address in Canada, where the address set out under subparagraph (iii) is not appropriate for postal delivery; and

    • (c) be accompanied by a fee of $100.

  • (3) The Minister shall assign an identification number to a dealer where the dealer meets the requirements set out in subsections (1) and (2).

  • (4) A dealer to whom an identification number has been assigned or transferred in accordance with paragraph (5)(a) is entitled to use the identification number on the label of a consumer textile article in place of the dealer’s name and postal address until

    • (a) the dealer’s business is transferred to another dealer who meets the requirements set out in subsection (1); or

    • (b) the identification number is revoked.

  • (5) A dealer who is entitled to use an identification number shall immediately give written notice to the Minister if the dealer

    • (a) transfers the business carried on by the dealer to another dealer who meets the requirements set out in subsection (1);

    • (b) changes the name under which the dealer carries on business or the address of the place of business or head office of the dealer; or

    • (c) ceases to carry on business.

  • (6) The Minister shall revoke a dealer’s identification number on receiving from the dealer

    • (a) a notice under paragraph (5)(a), where the dealer to whom the business is transferred does not meet any of the requirements set out in subsection (1);

    • (b) a notice under paragraph (5)(b), where the dealer, as a result of the change of name or address, no longer meets any of the requirements set out in subsection (1); or

    • (c) a notice from the dealer under paragraph (5)(c).

  • (7) The Minister may revoke a dealer’s identification number if the Minister believes on reasonable grounds that the dealer

    • (a) failed to give notice in accordance with subsection (5);

    • (b) used the identification number in a false or misleading manner; or

    • (c) on receiving an inquiry or complaint from any person, refused to admit or denied ownership of the identification number, where that number was applied on the label of a consumer textile article by or on behalf of that dealer.

  • (8) Where the Minister revokes a dealer’s identification number pursuant to subsection (6) or (7), the Minister shall immediately send to the dealer by registered mail a written notice of the revocation.

  • (9) The revocation of an identification number takes effect 10 days after the day on which the notice of revocation is sent by the Minister.

  • SOR/86-643, s. 1;
  • SOR/87-247, s. 4;
  • SOR/96-92, s. 2.

Manner in which Information is to be Shown in Label

  •  (1) The information that is required by paragraph 11(1)(a) and subsection 11(3) to be shown in a representation label shall be

    • (a) clearly and prominently shown;

    • (b) easily legible;

    • (c) in type of equal size and prominence; and

    • (d) subject to section 40, set apart from any graphic material in the label not required to be shown therein by these Regulations.

  • (2) The information that is required by paragraphs 11(1)(b) and (c) to be shown in a representation label shall be

    • (a) clearly and prominently shown;

    • (b) easily legible; and

    • (c) set apart from any graphic material in the label not required to be shown therein by these Regulations.

  • SOR/87-247, s. 5.
  •  (1) The information required by section 11 to be shown in a representation label that is applied to a consumer textile article, other than the information referred to in paragraph 11(1)(c), shall be shown

    • (a) together in one place thereon, where it is imprinted on the consumer textile article itself; and

    • (b) subject to subsections (2), (3) and (4), in one label and on one side thereof, where it is shown on any material other than the consumer textile article.

  • (2) Where the label referred to in subsection (1) is attached at one end to the consumer textile article so that both sides of the label are readily accessible, part of the information required by section 11 may be shown on one side and the remainder on the other.

  • (3) Where two representation labels are applied to any consumer textile article included in Schedule III,

    • (a) the information required by paragraph 11(1)(a) may be shown in English on one label and in French on the other label, and the information required by paragraph 11(1)(b) and subsection 11(3) may be shown on either of the two labels; or

    • (b) where the two labels are contiguous, any part of the information required by section 11 may be shown on one label and the remainder on the other label.

  • (4) Where two representation labels are applied to any article included in Schedule I and not included in Schedule III, part of the information required by section 11 may be shown on one label and the remainder on the other if the two labels are contiguous.

  • SOR/87-247, s. 6;
  • SOR/94-247, s. 8.
 
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