Textile Flammability Regulations (SOR/2016-194)

Regulations are current to 2017-09-27

Textile Flammability Regulations

SOR/2016-194

CANADA CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY ACT

Registration 2016-06-22

Textile Flammability Regulations

P.C. 2016-621 2016-06-21

His Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Health, pursuant to section 37 of the Canada Consumer Product Safety ActFootnote a, makes the annexed Textile Flammability Regulations.

Interpretation

Marginal note:Definitions

 The following definitions apply in these Regulations.

bedding

bedding means bedding that is composed of textile fibres. (article de literie)

textile products

textile products means products that are composed of textile fibres, other than bedding. (produit textile)

General

Marginal note:Non-application

 These Regulations do not apply to the following products:

  • (a) children’s sleepwear in sizes up to and including 14X;

  • (b) dolls, plush toys and soft toys;

  • (c) cribs, cradles and bassinets;

  • (d) playpens;

  • (e) expansion gates and expandable enclosures for children;

  • (f) textile floor coverings;

  • (g) tents; and

  • (h) mattresses.

Specifications

Marginal note:Products without raised fibre surface
  •  (1) The flame spread time for textile products without a raised fibre surface must be greater than 3.5 seconds.

  • Marginal note:Products with raised fibre surface

    (2) The flame spread time for textile products with a raised fibre surface that exhibits ignition or fusion of its base fibres must be greater than 4 seconds.

Marginal note:Bedding

 The flame spread time for bedding without a raised fibre surface, or bedding with a raised fibre surface that exhibits ignition or fusion of its base fibres, must be greater than 7 seconds.

Marginal note:Applicable standard

 The flame spread time must be determined according to the Canadian General Standards Board standard CAN/CGSB-4.2 No. 27.5, entitled Textile Test Methods: Flame Resistance — 45° Angle Test — One-Second Flame Impingement, as amended from time to time.

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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