Cosmetic Regulations (C.R.C., c. 869)

Regulations are current to 2017-10-13 and last amended on 2007-06-14. Previous Versions

 The outer label of a cosmetic, where that cosmetic contains mercury or a salt or derivative thereof as a preservative, shall indicate the name of the preservative and its concentration in the cosmetic.

  • SOR/89-228, s. 4.

 A deodorant that is intended for use in the genital area and that is sold in a pressurized container shall carry the following information on both its inner and outer labels:

“Directions: For external use only. Use sparingly and not more than once daily. Spray external skin surface while holding nozzle at least eight inches from the skin”

Mode d’emploi : Pour usage externe seulement. Employer modérément, pas plus d’une fois par jour. Vaporiser sur la surface externe de la peau en tenant le bec à une distance d’au moins huit pouces

“Caution: Do not apply internally or to broken, irritated or itching skin. Do not use when wearing a sanitary napkin. Discontinue use immediately if a rash or irritation develops. Consult a physician if the rash or irritation persists or if there is any unusual odour or discharge at any time”

Mise en garde : Ne pas appliquer sur une surface interne ou sur une surface éraflée, irritée ou en proie à la démangeaison. Ne pas utiliser avec des serviettes hygiéniques. Cesser immédiatement l’emploi en cas d’éruption ou d’irritation. Consulter un médecin si l’éruption ou l’irritation persiste ou en cas d’odeur ou de sécrétion inhabituelle

  •  (1) The label of a cosmetic that presents an avoidable hazard must include directions for safe use.

  • (2) For the purpose of subsection (1), avoidable hazard means a threat of injury to the health of the user of a cosmetic that can be

    • (a) predicted from the cosmetic’s composition, the toxicology of its ingredients and the site of its application;

    • (b) reasonably anticipated during normal use; and

    • (c) eliminated by specified limitations on the usage of the cosmetic.

  • SOR/89-228, s. 5;
  • SOR/2004-244, s. 12;
  • SOR/2007-150, s. 1(E).

Pressurized Containers

SOR/2004-244, s. 13.
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (3) and section 27, in the case of a cosmetic packaged in a disposable metal container designed to release pressurized contents by use of a manually operated valve that forms an integral part of the container, the principal display panel of the inner and outer labels of the cosmetic shall display, in accordance with sections 15 to 18 of the Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, as they read on September 30, 2001, the following information:

    • (a) the hazard symbol set out in column II of item 10 of Schedule II to those Regulations, accompanied by the signal word “CAUTION / ATTENTION”; and

    • (b) the primary hazard statement “CONTAINER MAY EXPLODE IF HEATED. / CE CONTENANT PEUT EXPLOSER S’IL EST CHAUFFÉ.”.

  • (2) Subject to subsection (3) and section 27, one panel of the inner and outer labels of a cosmetic referred to in subsection (1) shall display, in the size required by paragraph 19(1)(b) of the Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, as they read on September 30, 2001, the following additional hazard statement:

    “Contents under pressure. Do not place in hot water or near radiators, stoves or other sources of heat. Do not puncture or incinerate container or store at temperatures over 50°C.

    Contenu sous pression. Ne pas mettre dans l’eau chaude ni près des radiateurs, poêles ou autres sources de chaleur. Ne pas percer le contenant, ni le jeter au feu, ni le conserver à des températures dépassant 50°C.

  • (3) If the Minister determines, at the request of the manufacturer, that the materials used in the construction of a container described in subsection (1) or the incorporation in such a container of a safety device has eliminated the hazards presented by the container, subsections (1) and (2) do not apply to the cosmetic packaged in that container.

  • (4) and (5) [Repealed, SOR/81-615, s. 2]

  • SOR/81-615, s. 2;
  • SOR/85-928, s. 2;
  • SOR/92-16, s. 2;
  • SOR/2001-272, s. 2;
  • SOR/2004-244, s. 14.
  •  (1) Subject to section 27, if a cosmetic is packaged in a container described in subsection 25(1) and has a flame projection of a length set out in column I of any of items 1 to 3 of the table to this subsection or has a flashback as set out in column I of item 4 of that table, as determined by official method DO-30, Determination of Flame Projection, dated October 15, 1981, the principal display panel of the inner label of and outer label for the cosmetic shall display, in accordance with sections 15 to 18 of the Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, as they read on September 30, 2001, the following information:

    • (a) the hazard symbol set out in column II;

    • (b) the signal word set out in column III; and

    • (c) the primary hazard statement set out in column IV.

    TABLE/TABLEAU

    Item

    Article

    Column I

    Colonne I

    Column II

    Colonne II

    Column III

    Colonne III

    Column IV

    Colonne IV

    Flame Projection Length — Flashback

    Projection de la flamme — Retour de flamme

    Hazard Symbol

    Signal de danger

    Signal Word

    Mot indicateur

    Primary Hazard Statement

    Mention de danger principale

    1

    Less than 15 cm

    moins de 15 cm

    A symbol for caution - flammable, described by an inverted triangle border encompassing a flame.

    Caution

    Attention

    Flammable

    Inflammable

    2

    15 cm or more but less than 45 cm

    15 cm et plus mais moins de 45 cm

    A symbol for warning - flammable, described by a diamond shape border encompassing a flame.

    Warning

    Avertissement

    Flammable

    Inflammable

    3

    45 cm or more

    45 cm et plus

    A symbol for danger - extremely flammable, described by an octagonal border encompassing a flame.

    Danger

    Danger

    Extremely Flammable

    Extrêmement inflammable

    4

    Flashback

    Retour de flamme

    A symbol for danger - extremely flammable, described by an octagonal border encompassing a flame.

    Danger

    Danger

    Extremely Flammable

    Extrêmement inflammable

  • (2) In addition to the requirements of subsection (1), one panel of the inner and outer labels of a cosmetic referred to in that subsection shall display, in the size required by paragraph 19(1)(b) of the Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, as they read on September 30, 2001, the following additional hazard statements:

    “Do not use in presence of open flame or spark.

    Ne pas utiliser en présence d’une flamme nue ou d’étincelles.

  • SOR/81-615, s. 3;
  • SOR/82-430, s. 1;
  • SOR/85-928, s. 3;
  • SOR/92-16, s. 3;
  • SOR/2001-272, s. 3;
  • SOR/2004-244, s. 15.
 
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