Hazardous Products (Pacifiers) Regulations (C.R.C., c. 930)

Regulations are current to 2014-09-29 and last amended on 2011-06-20. Previous Versions

Hazardous Products (Pacifiers) Regulations

C.R.C., c. 930

CANADA CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY ACT

Regulations Respecting the Advertising, Sale and Importation of Hazardous Products (Pacifiers)

SHORT TITLE

 These Regulations may be cited as the Hazardous Products (Pacifiers) Regulations.

INTERPRETATION

 In these Regulations,

“Act”

“Act” means the Hazardous Products Act; (Loi)

“product”

“product” means a pacifier or similar product included in item 27 of Part II of Schedule I to the Act. (produit)

  • SOR/91-265, s. 2.

GENERAL

 A person may advertise, sell or import into Canada a product only if it meets the requirements of these Regulations.

  • SOR/91-265, s. 3(F).

ADVERTISING AND LABELLING

  •  (1) No reference, direct or indirect, to the Act or to these Regulations shall be made in any written material applied to or accompanying a product or in any advertisement thereof.

  • (2) No representation in respect of the use of or modification to a product shall be made in any written material applied to or accompanying the product or in any advertisement thereof, which use or modification would result in the failure of the product to meet a requirement of these Regulations.

  • SOR/91-265, s. 4(F).

TOXICITY

[SOR/92-586, s. 2]
  •  (1) [Revoked, SOR/92-586, s. 2]

  • (2) Every product, including all of its parts and components, shall meet the requirements of section 25 of the Toys Regulations.

  • (3) No product or any part or component of the product shall contain more than 10 micrograms per kilogram total volatile N-nitrosamines, as determined by dichloromethane extraction.

  • SOR/84-272, s. 1;
  • SOR/85-478, s. 1;
  • SOR/92-586, s. 2;
  • SOR/2011-17, s. 46.

DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

 Every product shall

  • (a) be designed and constructed in such a manner as to protect the user, under reasonably foreseeable conditions of use, from

    • (i) obstruction of the pharyngeal orifice,

    • (ii) strangulation,

    • (iii) ingestion or aspiration of the product or any part or component thereof, and

    • (iv) wounding;

  • (b) be designed and constructed so that,

    • (i) the nipple is attached to a guard or shield of such dimensions that it cannot pass through the opening in the template illustrated in Schedule I when the nipple is centered on the opening and a load of 2.2 pounds is applied axially to the nipple in such a way as to induce the guard or shield to pull through the opening in the template,

    • (ii) any loop of cord or other material attached to the product is not more than 14 inches in circumference,

    • (iii) when tested in accordance with the procedure described in Schedule II

      • (A) the nipple remains attached to the guard or shield described in subparagraph (i), and

      • (B) no part or component is separated or broken free from the product that will fit, in a non-compressed state, into the small parts cylinder illustrated in Schedule III, and

    • (iv) any ring or handle is hinged, collapsible or flexible.

  • SOR/2004-65, s. 1.

SCHEDULE I / ANNEXE I(Section 6 / article 6)GUARD TEMPLATE / GABARIT DE LA GARDE

Illustration depicting specifications and measurements for a guard template for testing pacifiers. The guard template is a rectangular aluminum plate, 4 inches long, 2.70 inches wide, and 0.125 inches thick. There is an opening in the middle formed by a circle, with two triangles opposed at their summits, in the shape of a bowtie. The length of the opening, from one triangle base to the other, is 3 inches.

SCHEDULE II(Section 6)TESTING PROCEDURE

  • 1. Hold the nipple of the pacifier in a fixed position. Apply a load 10 ± 0.25 pounds in the plane of the axis of the nipple to the handle of the pacifier at a rate of 1 ± 0.25 pounds per second and maintain the final load for 10 ± 0.5 seconds.

  • 2. Hold the guard or shield of the pacifier in a fixed position. Apply a load of 10 ± 0.25 pounds in the plane normal to the axis of the nipple to the handle of the pacifier at a rate of 1 ± 0.25 pounds per second and maintain the final load for 10 ± 0.5 seconds.

  • 3. Repeat the procedure described in section 2 with the load applied to the nipple of the pacifier.

  • 4. Immerse the pacifier in boiling water for 10 ± 0.5 minutes. Remove the pacifier from the boiling water and allow to cool in air at 70 ± 5 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 ± 0.5 minutes. Repeat the tests described in sections 1, 2 and 3.

  • 5. Repeat the entire procedure described in section 4 nine times.

SCHEDULE III(Clause 6(b)(iii)(B))SMALL PARTS CYLINDER

Illustration depicting measurements for a small parts cylinder. The small parts cylinder is a hollow cylinder with an inner diameter of 31.7 mm. A plate (or similar device) is placed inside the cylinder at a 45 degree angle such that the minimum depth of the cylinder is 25.4 mm and the maximum depth of the cylinder is 57.1 mm. No specifications are provided for the wall or floor thickness of the cylinder.

Notes:

  • – Not to scale

  • – All dimensions in mm

  • SOR/2004-65, s. 2.