Lighters Regulations (SOR/2016-187)

Regulations are current to 2017-09-27

Marginal note:Structural integrity

 A wick lighter, when tested in accordance with the procedures described in section 12 of the schedule, must not exhibit rupture of its fuel reservoir or any other damage that could make its operation unsafe.

Information

Marginal note:Name of manufacturer or trademark
  •  (1) Every lighter must have permanently marked on it, in such a manner that the mark remains clear and visible throughout the lighter’s useful life,

    • (a) the name of the manufacturer, in Roman letters, Arabic numerals or a combination of both; or

    • (b) a trademark registered in Canada or for which an application for registration in Canada is pending.

  • Marginal note:Production lots

    (2) When more than one production lot is offered for sale, every lighter must have marked on it, in a clear and visible manner, an identification of its production lot.

  • Marginal note:Principal place of business

    (3) Subject to subsection (5), every lighter must have marked on it, in a clear and visible manner,

    • (a) if the lighter is manufactured in Canada, the manufacturer’s principal place of business or the distributor’s name and principal place of business; and

    • (b) if the lighter is not manufactured in Canada, the importer’s or distributor’s name and principal place of business in Canada.

  • Marginal note:Warning

    (4) Subject to subsection (5), every lighter must have marked on it, in a clear and visible manner, the warning “KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN / TENIR HORS DE LA PORTÉE DES ENFANTS” or any other warning that conveys the same meaning.

  • Marginal note:Placement of markings

    (5) The information required by subsections (3) and (4) may be marked

    • (a) on the package, if the lighter is enclosed in a sealed package; or

    • (b) on the package or on the instructions within the package, if the lighter is individually enclosed in an unsealed package.

Marginal note:Flame height symbol

 Every lighter that has a device to adjust the flame height must have permanently marked on it, in such a manner that the mark remains clear and visible throughout the lighter’s useful life, an easily understood symbol that indicates the direction in which force is to be applied to increase and decrease the flame height.

Marginal note:Refillable lighters — warning
  •  (1) Every refillable lighter must be accompanied by a clear and legible warning, in English and in French, to keep lighters and their fuels out of the reach of children.

  • Marginal note:Refillable lighters — instructions

    (2) Every refillable lighter must be accompanied by clear and legible instructions that set out, in English and in French, the safe method of refuelling the lighter, including

    • (a) information about the type of fuel to be used and a warning to use only that type of fuel;

    • (b) in the case of a gas lighter, a warning to ensure proper mating between the refill container and the fuel reservoir of the lighter; and

    • (c) in the case of a wick lighter, a warning to fill the lighter slowly, to avoid overfilling and to wipe dry the lighter and the user’s hands before activating the lighter.

Compliance Certificate

Marginal note:Contents and retention

 A manufacturer or an importer of a lighter, other than a luxury lighter, must

  • (a) possess a certificate that states in English or French that its surrogate lighter has been tested and complies with the child resistance requirements of subsection 4(2) and that specifies

    • (i) the name and address of the person who issued the certificate,

    • (ii) the name and address of the manufacturer of the lighter, and

    • (iii) the name and model of the lighter;

  • (b) keep a copy of the certificate for a period of three years after the date of manufacture or importation; and

  • (c) within 15 days after the day on which an inspector’s request is received, provide to the inspector, in English or French, the test data on which the statement referred to in paragraph (a) is based, including the information set out in sections 1210.4(g)(1) to (10) or 1212.4(g)(1) to (10), as applicable, of the CFR, and the name and model of the lighter to which the test data relates.

Documents

Marginal note:Luxury lighters

 A manufacturer or an importer of a luxury lighter must prepare and maintain documents that identify the lighter and that show the following information, and must keep those documents for a period of six years after the date of sale or the date of importation:

  • (a) in the case of a lighter manufactured in Canada, the value at the time of sale by the manufacturer; and

  • (b) in the case of an imported lighter, the value for duty as determined in accordance with sections 47 to 55 of the Customs Act.

Repeal

 [Repeal]

Coming into Force

Marginal note:Registration

 These Regulations come into force on the day on which they are registered.

 
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