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

Regulations are current to 2016-06-21 and last amended on 2015-02-11. Previous Versions

Child-resistant Containers

Marginal note:Sub-categories “very corrosive” and “corrosive”

 Subject to section 14, a corrosive product must be in a child-resistant container that complies with sections 9 to 13 if the product has been classified in accordance with section 41

  • (a) in the sub-category “very corrosive” and is listed in the table to section 45; or

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

PART 3Flammable Products

Classification of Flammable Products

Marginal note:Data sources and tests
  •  (1) The person responsible for a flammable product must determine the appropriate sub-category for the product in accordance with section 49 using human experience data or the results of tests conducted in accordance with the test methods set out in sections 50 to 52 and Schedule 1.

  • Marginal note:Exemption

    (2) A flammable product that is classified in the sub-category “combustible” is exempt from the requirements of this Part if it

    • (a) is composed of 50% or more of water and 50% or less of water-miscible solvent; and

    • (b) does not sustain combustion when tested in accordance with Test L.2.

Marginal note:Sub-categories of hazard category “Category 3, flammable products”
  •  (1) A flammable product described in column 1 of the table to this subsection must be classified in the sub-category set out in column 2.

    TABLE TO SUBSECTION 49(1)

    SUB-CATEGORIES OF HAZARD CATEGORY “CATEGORY 3, FLAMMABLE PRODUCTS”

    Column 1Column 2
    ItemProduct DescriptionSub-category
    1A product that spontaneously combusts under reasonably foreseeable conditions of useSpontaneously Combustible
    2A product that heats spontaneously on contact with air to the point that it begins to burnSpontaneously Combustible
    3A liquid, other than a liquid in a spray container, that has a flash point, determined in accordance with one of the standards set out in section 50, of
    • (a) less than -18.0°C;

    Very Flammable
    • (b) -18.0°C or more but not more than 37.8°C; or

    Flammable
    • (c) more than 37.8°C but not more than 60.0°C

    Combustible
    4A solid, paste or gel that emits a vapour that has a flash point, determined in accordance with the standard set out in section 51, of
    • (a) less than -18.0°C;

    Very Flammable
    • (b) -18.0°C or more but not more than 37.8°C; or

    Flammable
    • (c) more than 37.8°C but not more than 60.0°C

    Combustible
    5A gas, other than a gas in a spray container, that forms a flammable mixture with air at a concentration of 13% or less by volume at normal atmospheric pressureFlammable
    6A gas, other than a gas in a spray container, that forms a flammable mixture with air over a concentration range of 12% or more by volume at normal atmospheric pressureFlammable
    7A liquid or gas in a spray container that, when tested in accordance with the procedure set out in Schedule 1,
    • (a) has a flame projection of 100 cm or more;

    Very Flammable
    • (b) has a flame projection of 15 cm or more but less than 100 cm; or

    Flammable
    • (c) exhibits a flashback

    Very Flammable
  • Marginal note:Flammable liquid in a refillable spray container

    (2) In the case of a liquid flammable product in a refillable spray container, the person responsible must

    • (a) determine both the product’s flash point, in accordance with section 50, and its flame projection and flashback, in accordance with section 52; and

    • (b) classify the product in the most flammable sub-category of the applicable sub-categories as determined under items 3 and 7 of the table to subsection (1).

Test Methods

Marginal note:Flash point — liquids

 A flammable product in the form of a liquid must be tested for its flash point in accordance with the following standards:

  • (a) for liquids that have a viscosity of less than 5.8 mm2/s at 37.8°C, ASTM D 56 or ASTM D 3828; and

  • (b) for liquids that have a viscosity of 5.8 mm2/s or more at 37.8°C, ASTM D 93.

Marginal note:Flash point — solids, pastes and gels

 A flammable product in the form of a solid, paste or gel must be tested for its flash point in accordance with ASTM D 56.

Marginal note:Flame projection and flashback — spray container

 A flammable product that is enclosed in a spray container must be tested for its flame projection and flashback in accordance with the procedure set out in Schedule 1.

Very Flammable Products

Marginal note:Conditions

 The importation, advertising or sale of a flammable product that is classified in the sub-category “very flammable” under section 48 is prohibited unless the product is set out in column 1 of the table to this section and meets the conditions set out in column 2.

TABLE TO SECTION 53

CONDITIONS FOR IMPORTING, ADVERTISING OR SELLING VERY FLAMMABLE PRODUCTS

Column 1Column 2
ItemChemical ProductConditions
1A fuelThe container of the fuel is separate or detachable from the internal combustion engine, gas turbine or appliance that uses the fuel, and displays the information set out in the table to subsection 54(1).
2

A product that exhibits a flashback, other than one that is

  • (a) a liquid that is classified in the sub-category “very flammable”; or

  • (b) described in paragraph 7(a) of the table to subsection 49(1).

The container of the product displays the information set out in the table to subsection 54(1).
  • SOR/2009-165, s. 16;
  • SOR/2011-24, s. 6.

Required Information

Marginal note:Required information — sub-category “very flammable”
  •  (1) When a flammable product classified in the sub-category “very flammable” under section 48 has an information requirement under the table to section 53, the container of the product must display, for each type of information set out in column 1 of the table to this subsection, the information set out in columns 2 and 3, other than the instructions set out in italics.

    TABLE TO SUBSECTION 54(1)

    REQUIRED INFORMATION — SUB-CATEGORY “VERY FLAMMABLE”

    Column 1Column 2Column 3
    ItemType of informationEnglish informationFrench information
    1Hazard symbol
    A symbol for a very flammable substance, described by an octagonal border encompassing a flame.
    Un symbole pour une substance très inflammable, décrit par un contour octogonal contenant une flamme.
    2Signal wordEXTREME DANGERDANGER EXTRÊME
    3Primary hazard statementVERY FLAMMABLETRÈS INFLAMMABLE
    4Specific hazard statement

    CONTENTS MAY CATCH FIRE

    or, when only the vapour or fume poses a hazard:

    FUMES MAY CATCH FIRE

    LE CONTENU PEUT S’ENFLAMMER

    or, when only the vapour or fume poses a hazard:

    LES ÉMANATIONS PEUVENT S’ENFLAMMER

    5Negative instructionsDo not smoke.Ne pas fumer.
    6Positive instructions

    Use only in a well-ventilated area.

    Keep away from flames, such as a pilot light, and any object that sparks, such as an electric motor.

    N’utiliser que dans un endroit bien aéré.

    Tenir loin des flammes, telle une flamme pilote, et de tout objet produisant des étincelles, tel un moteur électrique.

  • Marginal note:Required information — sub-category “flammable”

    (2) The container of a flammable product that is classified in the sub-category “flammable” under section 48 must display, for each type of information set out in column 1 of the table to this subsection, the information set out in columns 2 and 3, other than the instructions set out in italics.

    TABLE TO SUBSECTION 54(2)

    REQUIRED INFORMATION — SUB-CATEGORY “FLAMMABLE”

    Column 1Column 2Column 3
    ItemType of informationEnglish informationFrench information
    1Hazard symbol
    A symbol for a very flammable substance, described by an octagonal border encompassing a flame.
    Un symbole pour une substance très inflammable, décrit par un contour octogonal contenant une flamme.
    2Signal wordDANGERDANGER
    3Primary hazard statementFLAMMABLEINFLAMMABLE
    4Specific hazard statement

    CONTENTS MAY CATCH FIRE

    or, when only the vapour or fume poses a hazard:

    FUMES MAY CATCH FIRE

    LE CONTENU PEUT S’ENFLAMMER

    or, when only the vapour or fume poses a hazard:

    LES ÉMANATIONS PEUVENT S’ENFLAMMER

    5Negative instructionsDo not smoke.Ne pas fumer.
    6Positive instructions

    Use only in a well-ventilated area.

    Keep away from flames, such as a pilot light, and any object that sparks, such as an electric motor.

    N’utiliser que dans un endroit bien aéré.

    Tenir loin des flammes, telle une flamme pilote, et de tout objet produisant des étincelles, tel un moteur électrique.

  • Marginal note:Required information — sub-category “spontaneously combustible”

    (3) The container of a flammable product that is classified in the sub-category “spontaneously combustible” under section 48 must display, for each type of information set out in column 1 of the table to this subsection, the information set out in columns 2 and 3.

    TABLE TO SUBSECTION 54(3)

    REQUIRED INFORMATION — SUB-CATEGORY “SPONTANEOUSLY COMBUSTIBLE”

    Column 1Column 2Column 3
    ItemType of informationEnglish informationFrench information
    1Hazard symbol
    A symbol for a very flammable substance, described by an octagonal border encompassing a flame.
    Un symbole pour une substance très inflammable, décrit par un contour octogonal contenant une flamme.
    2Signal wordCAUTIONATTENTION
    3Primary hazard statementREAD INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USINGLIRE LES INSTRUCTIONS AVANT USAGE
    4Specific hazard statementDANGER OF COMBUSTIONDANGER DE COMBUSTION
    5Positive instructions

    Materials such as rags used with this product may begin to burn by themselves.

    After use, put rags in water or lay flat to dry, then discard.

    Les matériaux, utilisés avec ce produit, tels les chiffons, peuvent s’enflammer spontanément.

    Après utilisation, mettre les chiffons dans l’eau ou les sécher à plat, puis les jeter.

  • Marginal note:Required information — sub-category “combustible”

    (4) The container of a flammable product that is classified in the sub-category “combustible” under section 48 must display, for each type of information set out in column 1 of the table to this subsection, the information set out in columns 2 and 3.

    TABLE TO SUBSECTION 54(4)

    REQUIRED INFORMATION — SUB-CATEGORY “COMBUSTIBLE”

    Column 1Column 2Column 3
    ItemType of informationEnglish informationFrench information
    1Positive instructionsKeep away from flames or sparks.Tenir loin des flammes et des étincelles.
 
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