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

Marginal note:Documents
  •  (1) The responsible person must prepare and maintain documents containing the following information and must keep those documents for a period of at least three years after the day on which the child-resistant container is manufactured in Canada or the day on which it is imported:

    • (a) for a container that comes into direct contact with the chemical product, the specifications critical to the child-resistant characteristics of the container, which specifications must include

      • (i) the physical measurements within which the container retains its child-resistant characteristics,

      • (ii) if applicable, the torque that must be applied to open or close the container, and

      • (iii) the compatibility of the container and its closure system with the chemical product that is to be put into it; and

    • (b) the test results that demonstrate that the container and its closure system comply with the requirements of a standard set out in paragraph 9(b).

  • Marginal note:Inspector’s request

    (2) The responsible person for a chemical product that is required by these Regulations to be packaged in a child-resistant container must provide an inspector with any of the documents that the inspector requests within 15 days after the day on which the request is received.

  • SOR/2012-71, s. 4;
  • SOR/2016-170, s. 4.
Marginal note:Child-resistant, single-use containers

 A child-resistant, single-use container must display, in the manner set out in sections 17 to 20, subsections 24(1) and (3) and sections 25 and 26, the following primary hazard statement:

“USE ENTIRE CONTENTS ON OPENING. THIS CONTAINER IS NOT CHILD-RESISTANT ONCE OPENED.”

UTILISER LA TOTALITÉ DU CONTENU APRÈS OUVERTURE. UNE FOIS OUVERT, LE CONTENANT N’EST PLUS UN CONTENANT PROTÈGE-ENFANTS.”

Marginal note:Exception — large container

 The requirements for child-resistant containers set out in sections 9 to 13 do not apply to a container with a capacity greater than 5 L, other than the container for a chemical product that is classified in one of the following:

  • (a) the hazard category “Category 4, quick skin-bonding adhesives”; or

  • (b) the sub-category “very corrosive”.

  • (c) [Repealed, SOR/2011-24, s. 3]

  • SOR/2009-165, s. 4(F);
  • SOR/2011-24, s. 3.

Required Information

Marginal note:Containers and packaging
  •  (1) Subject to section 16, the information required by these Regulations must be displayed in the manner set out in these Regulations

    • (a) on each container that is displayed to the consumer, other than in an advertisement; and

    • (b) on any packaging of a container that is displayed to the consumer, including a display card to which a container may be fixed.

  • Marginal note:Adaptation

    (1.1) For the purpose of the application of paragraph (1)(b), the requirements for the display of information on a container apply to the display of information on the container’s package having regard to the size of the package.

  • Marginal note:Additional information

    (2) Information in addition to that required by these Regulations may be displayed on a container if it does not disclaim or contradict the required information.

  • SOR/2009-165, s. 5.
Marginal note:Exemption — packaging
  •  (1) Packaging is exempt from the requirements of paragraph 15(1)(b) if the packaging

    • (a) is transparent and

      • (i) the required information displayed on the container is legible through the packaging, and

      • (ii) the transparent packaging does not obscure any of the required information on the container; or

    • (b) is not transparent and

      • (i) encloses

        • (A) a container and a product that is not subject to these Regulations, or

        • (B) two or more containers that have different information requirements, and

      • (ii) displays the following signal word and primary hazard statement, or a statement to the same effect, in the manner set out in sections 17 to 20 and 23, subsections 24(1) and (3) and sections 25, 26 and 28:

        “CAUTION. CONTAINS PRODUCTS THAT MAY BE HARMFUL. READ WARNINGS ON EACH CONTAINER.”

        ATTENTION. CONTIENT DES PRODUITS QUI PEUVENT ÊTRE NOCIFS. LIRE LES MISES EN GARDE SUR CHAQUE CONTENANT.”

  • Marginal note:Exemption — packaging not customarily displayed

    (2) Packaging that is not customarily displayed to the consumer, such as a shipping carton, is exempt from the requirements of paragraph 15(1)(b).

Presentation of Information — Technical Specifications

Marginal note:Languages, legibility and durability

 The information required by these Regulations to be displayed on a container must be

  • (a) displayed in both official languages; and

  • (b) clear and legible and remain so throughout the useful life of the chemical product, or in the case of a refillable container, throughout its useful life, under normal conditions of transportation, storage, sale and use.

  • SOR/2009-165, s. 6.
Marginal note:Colour contrast

 The colour contrast between the information and the background must be equivalent to at least a 70% screen of black on white.

Marginal note:Print — general rules
  •  (1) If the information is set out in words, they must be printed in a standard sans serif type that

    • (a) is not compressed, expanded or decorative; and

    • (b) as illustrated in Schedule 4, has a large “x-Height” relative to the ascender or descender of the type.

  • Marginal note:Measurement of height of type

    (2) The height of the type referred to in subsection (1) is determined by measuring an upper-case letter or a lower-case letter that has an ascender or descender, such as “b” or “p”.

  • SOR/2009-165, s. 7(E).
Marginal note:Print — upper-case letters

 The following information must be printed

  • (a) in upper-case letters

    • (i) the signal word,

    • (ii) the primary hazard statement, and

    • (iii) the specific hazard statement; and

  • (b) in bold-faced, upper-case letters, the titles “FIRST AID TREATMENT” and “PREMIERS SOINS”.

Marginal note:Hazard symbol — reproduction

 The hazard symbol must be an exact reproduction of the applicable symbol depicted in Schedule 2, except with respect to size and colour.

Marginal note:Hazard symbol — minimum diameter

 The hazard symbol must, when the main display panel has the area set out in column 1 of the table to this section, have a diameter at least as large as that set out in column 2.

TABLE TO SECTION 22

MINIMUM DIAMETER OF THE HAZARD SYMBOL

Column 1Column 2
ItemArea of the main display panelMinimum diameter of the hazard symbol
1less than 9.5 cm26 mm
29.5 cm2 or more but less than 655 cm2the diameter of an imaginary circle that has an area equal to 3% of the main display panelFootnote for TABLE TO SECTION 22 MINIMUM DIAMETER OF THE HAZARD SYMBOL*
3655 cm2 or more50 mm
  • Return to footnote *Alternatively, this diameter may be calculated by multiplying the square root of the area in cm2 of the main display panel by 1.95.

 
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