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

Regulations are current to 2016-06-06 and last amended on 2010-03-25. Previous Versions

Form of Label and Manner of Application

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), a disclosure label shall be applied to a consumer textile article in such manner that the article will bear the label at the time that it is sold to the consumer.

  • (2) The disclosure label applied to a consumer textile article included in Schedule I and not included in Schedule III shall be of such material and applied in such a manner that it can be reasonably expected to withstand and be legible throughout 10 cleanings of the article.

  • SOR/87-247, s. 7.

 A disclosure label shall be applied

  • (a) to the consumer textile article itself; or

  • (b) in a manner permitted by section 17, 18, 19 or 20 or subsection 21(2) where the consumer textile article is one to which such application is permitted to be made; and

  • (c) in a place readily accessible to a prospective purchaser.

 Where a consumer textile article is sold in a pair or set and the textile fibre content of each article in the pair or set

  • (a) is the same, a disclosure label applied to one article in the pair or set, or

  • (b) is not the same, a disclosure label applied to one article in the pair or set showing the textile fibre content of each article separately

shall be, for the purpose of the Act and these Regulations, a disclosure label applied to each article in the pair or set.

 Where the consumer textile article is a remnant that

  • (a) is sold, together with other remnants having the same textile fibre content, in a bundle, bale or package to which there is applied a label showing in the prescribed manner, in respect of all the remnants in the bundle, bale or package, the information that is required by section 11 to be shown, or

  • (b) is displayed for sale together with other remnants having the same fibre content and a sign that surmounts or is in immediate proximity to such remnants shows, in the prescribed manner, in respect of all such remnants, the information that is required by section 11 to be shown,

such label or sign shall be, for the purpose of the Act and these Regulations, a disclosure label applied to such consumer textile article.

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), where the consumer textile article is piece goods, other than piece goods that are offered for sale in a fixed or pre-cut length, and

    • (a) the information required by section 11 is shown, in the prescribed manner, by being woven into or imprinted on the selvage at intervals not exceeding one metre,

    • (b) a label showing in the prescribed manner the information that is required by section 11 to be shown is affixed to the end of the bolt core or to the spool on which the article is displayed for sale, in such manner that the information on the label is clearly visible to the prospective purchaser, or

    • (c) if the article is a narrow fabric, there is a sign surmounting or in the immediate vicinity of such article showing in the prescribed manner the information required by section 11,

    • (d) [Revoked, SOR/87-247, s. 8]

    such selvage, label or sign shall be, for the purposes of the Act and these Regulations, a disclosure label applied to such consumer textile article.

  • (2) Where the consumer textile article is piece goods, other than piece goods that are offered for sale in a fixed or pre-cut length, and the information required by paragraph 11(1)(b) is shown in the prescribed manner on the bill of sale given to the consumer with the article, the bill of sale shall, for the purposes of the Act and these Regulations, meet the requirement of that paragraph.

  • (3) Where the consumer textile article is batts, padding or rope that are to be sold to the public by the metre or other measurement and the information required by section 11 is shown in the prescribed manner

    • (a) in a label that is affixed to the end of the bolt core or to the spool on which the article is displayed for sale in such manner that the information on the label is clearly visible to the prospective purchaser, or

    • (b) on a sign surmounting or in the immediate vicinity of the article,

    the label or sign shall be, for the purposes of the Act and these Regulations, a disclosure label applied to such consumer textile article.

  • SOR/78-791, s. 2;
  • SOR/79-655, s. 2;
  • SOR/80-353, s. 1;
  • SOR/87-247, s. 8.

 Where the consumer textile article is embroidery thread, crochet thread or tapestry yarn and the information required by section 11 is shown in the manner prescribed by these Regulations,

  • (a) when the article is offered for sale to the public, in a label that is affixed to the case or stand in or on which the article is displayed or on a sign surmounting or in the immediate vicinity of such article, or

  • (b) when the article is sold by one dealer to another dealer, on the container in which the article is delivered to the purchasing dealer or in a label, bill of sale or other paper that is delivered to him with the article,

the label, sign, bill of sale or other paper shall be, for the purposes of the Act and these Regulations, a disclosure label applied to such consumer textile article.

  • SOR/94-247, s. 9.
  •  (1) Where a consumer textile article is sold to the consumer in a wrapper, package or container, the information that is required by section 11 to be shown in a label shall be shown on such wrapper, package or container and in the prescribed manner unless the disclosure label is applied and the article wrapped, packaged or contained in such a manner that the information in the label is clearly visible to the prospective purchaser when the article is in the wrapper, package or container.

  • (2) Where the information required by section 11 is shown on a wrapper, package or container pursuant to subsection (1) and the consumer textile article is

    • (a) included in Schedule III, or

    • (b) enclosed in the wrapper, package or container only as a premium and the main product being sold therein is not a textile fibre product,

    the wrapper, package or container shall be, for the purposes of the Act and these Regulations, a disclosure label applied to such consumer textile article.

PART IIAdvertising

Advertising Requirements

 Any representation as to the textile fibre content of a consumer textile article by a dealer in advertising the article shall be made in accordance with sections 23 and 24 unless

  • (a) the consumer textile article is included in Schedule II or is not prescribed;

  • (b) the advertisement appears in a newspaper, magazine or other periodical that is published for and distributed to dealers; or

  • (c) the advertising is done by means other than written words, depiction, television or radio.

  • SOR/87-247, s. 9;
  • SOR/94-247, s. 10.

 A representation that is subject to the requirement in section 22 shall show

  • (a) the textile fibre content of the consumer textile article in the manner prescribed in Part III except that the amount in which each textile fibre is present in the article is not required to be shown, but where any representation as to any such amount is made, the amount shall be shown in the manner prescribed in the said Part; and

  • (b) where there is a representation that the article or any fabric or fibre therein is imported, the name of the country of origin.

 The information that is required by section 23 to be shown in an advertisement shall be shown together and in type of equal size and prominence.

PART IIITextile Fibre

Manner in which Textile Fibre Content is to be Shown

 In this Part,

backing

backing means the structural base to which the pile, face or outer surface is woven, tufted, hooked, knitted, laminated, coated, impregnated, flocked or otherwise attached in a fabric or floor covering; (support)

commercial down

commercial down means plumage that conforms to the following composition requirements:

  • (a) down and plumules 75% minimum

  • (b) waterfowl feathers not more than 60 mm in length 25% maximum

  • (c) waterfowl feather fibre and down fibre  20% maximum

  • (d) residue (including landfowl feather and landfowl feather fibre) 5% maximum

where the components referred to in paragraphs (b) to (d) do not exceed 25% of the plumage; (duvet commercial)

commercial landfowl feather

commercial landfowl feather means plumage that conforms to the following composition requirements:

  • (a) feathers, feather fibre, down and down fibre  95% minimum

  • (b) residue 5% maximum; (plumes commerciales d’oiseaux terrestres)

commercial waterfowl feather

commercial waterfowl feather means plumage that conforms to the following composition requirements:

  • (a) waterfowl feathers, waterfowl feather fibre, down and down fibre 95% minimum

  • (b) residue (including landfowl feather and landfowl feather fibre) 5% maximum; (plumes commerciales d’oiseaux aquatiques)

constituent part

constituent part means

  • (a) any of the following parts of a consumer textile article:

    • (i) a section or backing described in section 34 or 35, or

    • (ii) a lining, interlining, padding or filling described in section 37 or 38 or any trimming or findings; or

  • (b) a consumer textile article exclusive of any part described in subparagraph (a)(ii) that is contained in the article; (partie constituante)

down fibre

down fibre means detached barbs from down and plumules or from the basal end of a feather quill shaft that are indistinguishable from the barbs of down; (fibre de duvet)

elastic yarn

elastic yarn means any textile yarn that is comprised of an elastomer that may be covered with another yarn; (fil élastique)

feather fibre

feather fibre means feather barbs that have been completely separated from the quill shaft and any aftershaft and that are not joined or attached to each other; (fibre de plume)

findings

findings means any textile fibre products that

  • (a) have been added to a consumer textile article for a functional purpose other than filling, stuffing or providing warmth, whether or not they also serve a decorative purpose;

  • (b) differ in textile fibre content from the article to which they have been added; and

  • (c) do not constitute a part of the outer surface of the article to which they have been added unless they are incorporated at or along an edge thereof,

and without limiting the generality of the foregoing, includes

  • (d) belting, binding, tape, stiffening, facing, interfacing, thread, buttons, slide fasteners, hook and loop pile fasteners, garters, gussets, leg, neck and wrist bands, waist bands, plackets and concealed pockets;

  • (e) any lining (other than a laminated or bonded lining), interlining or padding incorporated primarily for structural purposes and not for warmth;

  • (f) any padding affixed to the underside of floor coverings;

  • (g) elastic material inserted in or added to the consumer textile article, including elastic waist bands, elastic leg bands, elastic wrist bands and elastic smocking, and

  • (h) elastic yarns used in a limited area in socks for the purpose of holding; (accessoires)

landfowl plumage

landfowl plumage means the plumage of chickens, turkeys or other landfowl; (plumage d’oiseaux terrestres)

ornamentation

ornamentation means any textile fibre, yarn or combination thereof, excluding fabric, that

  • (a) is present in a textile fibre product as an integral part thereof for a decorative purpose,

  • (b) is or is made from a textile fibre or fibres other than the textile fibre or fibres from which the remainder of the product is made, and

  • (c) imparts a visibly discernable overall pattern or design to the product or a constituent part thereof; (ornement)

plumage

plumage means the outer covering of birds; (plumage)

plumule

plumule means waterfowl plumage with underdeveloped soft and flaccid quill and with barbs indistinguishable from those of down; (plumule)

reinforcement yarn

reinforcement yarn means any textile yarn that is present as an integral part of a complex yarn that is comprised of two or more distinct yarns, either as a core or as a wrap for the purpose of increasing the strength of the yarn or for binding the yarn; (fil de renforcement)

residue

residue means quill pith, feather fragments, trash and foreign matter; (résidu)

trimming

trimming means

  • (a) any textile fibre product that has been added to a consumer textile article for a decorative purpose and that differs in textile fibre content from the article to which it has been added, including embroidery, appliqué, braid, lace, ribbon, smocking threads, patch pockets, ruffles, piping, belts, rick rack, collars and cuffs, or

  • (b) decorative patterns or designs that are an integral part of the article but do not create an all-over design; (garniture)

waterfowl plumage

waterfowl plumage means the plumage of ducks, geese, swans or other waterfowl. (plumage d’oiseaux aquatiques)

  • SOR/79-79, s. 2;
  • SOR/79-656, s. 1;
  • SOR/87-247, s. 10;
  • SOR/91-477, s. 1;
  • SOR/94-247, s. 11.
 
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