Regulations Respecting the Advertising, Sale and Importation of Tents
P.C. 1990-738 1990-04-26
His Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs, pursuant to section 5Footnote * of the Hazardous Products Act, is pleased hereby to revoke the Hazardous Products (Tents) Regulations, made by Order in Council P.C. 1988-131 of January 21, 1988Footnote **, and to make the annexed Regulations respecting the advertising, sale and importation of tents, in substitution therefor.
Return to footnote *R.S., c. 24 (3rd Supp.), s. 1
2 In these Regulations,
- after-flame time
after-flame time means the length of time a wall and top material tested in accordance with the procedure set out in section 7 of CPAI-84 continues to flame after the ignition source has been removed; (durée de combustion résiduelle)
CPAI-84 means A Specification for Flame Resistant Materials used in Camping Tentage, being specification CPAI-84, 1980, established by the Industrial Fabrics Association International (formerly the Canvas Products Association International), published in 1980; (norme CPAI-84)
- flooring material
flooring material, with respect to a product, means the fabric or other pliable material that constitutes the floor of the product; (matériau de sol)
product means a tent that is included in item 31.1 of Part II of Schedule I to the Hazardous Products Act; (produit)
- sample unit
sample unit means
(a) in respect of flooring material, four specimens of the material that meet the requirements referred to in paragraphs 2(a) and (b) of Schedule II, and
(b) in respect of wall and top material, eight specimens of the material that meet the requirements referred to in paragraphs 3(a) and (b) of Schedule II; (unité d’échantillonnage)
- wall and top material
wall and top material, with respect to a product, means the fabric or other pliable material that constitutes a wall, roof, top, door, window, screen or awning of the product. (matériau pour murs et toits)
3 A person may advertise, sell or import a product if the information requirements set out in section 4 and the performance requirements set out in sections 5 and 6 are met.
4 A product shall have a label that is permanently affixed to the product at a prominent location and that displays in a legible manner in both official languages
(a) the following statement in upper-case letters not less than 3 mm in height:
“WARNING: KEEP ALL FLAME AND HEAT SOURCES AWAY FROM THIS TENT FABRIC / MISE EN GARDE : TENIR LE TISSU DE CETTE TENTE LOIN DE TOUTE FLAMME ET DE TOUTE SOURCE DE CHALEUR”;
(b) the following statement:
“This tent is made of flame-resistant fabric. It is not fireproof. The fabric will burn if left in continuous contact with a flame source. / Cette tente est fabriquée d’un tissu résistant au feu, mais qui n’est pas ininflammable. Ce tissu brûlera s’il est laissé en contact continu avec une source d’inflammation.”; and
(c) the information set out in Schedule I, in the words used in that schedule or in other words that convey the same meaning.
5 When a sample unit of flooring material of a product is prepared and tested in accordance with the procedures set out in Schedule II, no specimen of the sample unit shall display any damage within 25 mm of the edge of the hole in the flattening frame.
6 When a sample unit of wall and top material of a product is prepared and tested in accordance with the procedures set out in Schedule II,
(a) no specimen of the sample unit shall have an after-flame time that exceeds four seconds and the average after-flame time of the specimens of the sample unit shall not exceed two seconds;
(b) the maximum damaged length of each specimen of the sample unit and the maximum average damaged length of the specimens of the sample unit shall be as follows:
Mass per Unit Area of Specimen Being Tested (g/m2) Maximum Damaged Length of Each Specimen of the Sample Unit (mm) Maximum Average Damaged Length of the Specimens of the Sample Unit (mm) greater than 340 255 115 271 to 340 255 140 201 to 270 255 165 136 to 200 255 190 51 to 135 255 215 less than 51 255 230
(c) no specimen of the sample unit shall have portions that break, or residues that drip, from the specimen and that continue to flame after reaching the floor of the test cabinet.
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