Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, 2001 (SOR/2001-269)

Regulations are current to 2017-09-27 and last amended on 2016-06-22. Previous Versions

SCHEDULE 3(Section 7)Test Method for Determining Whether a Container Leaks

Interpretation

  • Marginal note:Definitions

    1 The definitions in this section apply in this Schedule.

    seal

    sceau d’étanchéité

    seal, in respect of a container, means any device or membrane under the closure that covers the opening of the container, including any membrane that is part of the container, such as a heat induction seal or a sonic seal. It does not include a liner or a mechanism that is an integral part of the closure. (sceau d’étanchéité)

    test sample

    échantillon d’essai

    test sample means

    • (a) in the case of a container of a chemical product, the container filled with the product in the manner in which it is sold to the consumer; or

    • (b) in the case of an empty container that is destined to receive a chemical product, the container filled with the product that it is destined to receive. (échantillon d’essai)

Test Method

Preparation of Sample for Testing

  • Marginal note:Remove seal

    2 Except in the case of a single-use container,

    • (a) open the test sample;

    • (b) remove any seal that is present under the closure in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions or, if no instructions are provided, puncture the seal; and

    • (c) reclose the sample as tightly as possible without stripping the threads of the closure.

  • Marginal note:Bring to room temperature

    3 Place the test sample in a test location that has a constant temperature of 23 ± 2°C for at least four hours to permit the container and its contents to reach the temperature of the test location.

Testing for Leaks

  • Marginal note:Position of test sample

    4 Position the test sample

    • (a) over a clean piece of blotting paper or another paper that stains on contact with a liquid;

    • (b) in an inverted position at a 45° angle below the horizontal; and

    • (c) with the closure in the lowest possible position and free of any obstruction.

  • Marginal note:Examine paper

    5 After one hour, remove the test sample and examine the paper described in paragraph 4(a) for evidence that any of the contents have leaked from the sample.

Pass or Fail

  • Marginal note:Fail

    6 If an examination of the paper described in paragraph 4(a) discloses any trace of the contents of the test sample, the sample has failed the leakage test and a container of the same type as the test sample must not be used for a chemical product.

  • Marginal note:Pass

    7 If no trace of the contents of the test sample is found on the paper described in paragraph 4(a), the sample has passed the leakage test and a container of the same type as the test sample may be used for a chemical product.

  • SOR/2009-165, s. 22(F).
 
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