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

Regulations are current to 2022-09-11 and last amended on 2020-07-01. Previous Versions

Requirements (continued)

Presentation of Information — Technical Specifications (continued)

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.

Marginal note:Signal word — height

 The height of the signal word must be at least one quarter of the minimum diameter of a hazard symbol determined in accordance with section 22.

Marginal note:Other information — height and body size

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (3), when the main display panel has an area set out in column 1 of the table to this subsection, the following information must be in type that is at least the height set out in column 2 and at least the body size set out in column 3:

    • (a) the primary hazard statement;

    • (b) the specific hazard statement;

    • (c) the negative and positive instructions; and

    • (d) the titles “FIRST AID TREATMENT” and “PREMIERS SOINS”.

      TABLE TO SUBSECTION 24(1)

      Minimum Height and Body Size of Type

      Column 1Column 2Column 3
      ItemArea of the main display panelMinimum height of typeMinimum body size of type
      1less than 100 cm22 mm6 point
      2100 cm2 or more but less than 330 cm23 mm8 point
      3330 cm2 or more4 mm12 point
  • Marginal note:First aid statement — height and body size

    (2) Subject to subsection (3), the first aid statement, except for the titles “FIRST AID TREATMENT” and “PREMIERS SOINS”, must be in type that has a minimum height of 2 mm and a minimum body size of 6 points.

  • Marginal note:Exception — quick skin-bonding adhesive

    (3) In the case of a quick skin-bonding adhesive referred to in Part 4, when the main display panel of the container has an area set out in column 1 of the table to this subsection, the primary hazard statement, the titles “FIRST AID TREATMENT” and “PREMIERS SOINS” and the first aid statement must be in type that is at least the height set out in column 2 and at least the body size set out in column 3.

    TABLE TO SUBSECTION 24(3)

    Minimum Height and Body Size of Type — Quick Skin-Bonding Adhesive

    Column 1Column 2Column 3
    ItemArea of the main display panelMinimum height of typeMinimum body size of type
    1less than 10 cm21.5 mm4.5 point
    210 cm2 or more but less than 35 cm22 mm6 point
  • SOR/2009-165, s. 8

Location and Order — General Rule

Marginal note:Location and order

  •  (1) The information required by these Regulations must be displayed on the container at the following locations and in the following order:

    • (a) on the main display panel,

      • (i) a hazard symbol,

      • (ii) the signal word “EXTREME DANGER”, “DANGER” or “CAUTION”, as the case may be, and

      • (iii) the primary hazard statement; and

    • (b) on any part of the display surface,

      • (i) the specific hazard statement,

      • (ii) negative instructions,

      • (iii) positive instructions, and

      • (iv) the first aid statement.

  • Marginal note:Exemption — small container

    (2) Despite subsection (1) and subject to Part 4, if the main display panel of a container has an area of

    • (a) less than 35 cm2, only the hazard symbol and the signal word need be displayed; or

    • (b) 35 cm2 or more but less than 70 cm2 and more than one hazard symbol is required, the required negative and positive instructions, other than the positive instructions referred to in subsection 11(2), may be omitted.

Location on Main Display Panel

Marginal note:Location of hazard symbol, signal word and primary hazard statement

  •  (1) The information referred to in paragraph 25(1)(a) must be located as follows:

    • (a) below the common name or brand name of the chemical product;

    • (b) centred parallel to and near the base of the main display panel; and

    • (c) subject to subsection (3), immediately below one another.

  • Marginal note:Base of collapsible tube

    (2) For the purpose of paragraph (1)(b), the base of the main display panel of a collapsible tube is the end from which the chemical product is discharged.

  • Marginal note:Exception — short, wide containers

    (3) If the main display panel has a height that is less than 10 cm and a width that is at least twice the height, the signal word may be located immediately beside the hazard symbol instead of below it.

Marginal note:Multiple hazard symbols

 If more than one hazard symbol is required, the symbols must be grouped immediately beside each other in a row parallel to the base of the container.

Marginal note:Precedence among signal words

 If these Regulations require that more than one signal word be displayed on a container, only the signal word that discloses the greatest hazard must be displayed on the container.

Location of Other Hazard Information

Marginal note:Location of specific hazard statement, instructions and first aid statement

 The information referred to in paragraph 25(1)(b) must be

  • (a) left justified; and

  • (b) enclosed within a border that demarcates the information from other information displayed on the display surface.

Marginal note:Border

 The border referred to in paragraph 29(b)

  • (a) may include a series of dots or hatched lines, a difference in colour or shading of the background or some other graphic device;

  • (b) must be different from any other border on the label; and

  • (c) must comply with paragraph 17(b) and section 18.

  • SOR/2015-17, s. 17

Marginal note:First aid statement — order of information

 The first aid statement must set out the following information in the following order:

  • (a) the title “FIRST AID TREATMENT” and “PREMIERS SOINS”;

  • (b) the words “Contains” and “Contient”;

  • (c) a list of the hazardous ingredients in the chemical product, in the manner set out in section 32, in descending order of their proportions; and

  • (d) the required statements of first aid treatment.

Marginal note:Hazardous ingredients

 A hazardous ingredient referred to in paragraph 31(c) must be identified

  • (a) by its chemical identity; or

  • (b) in the case of a complex mixture, by its generic name.

PART 1Toxic Products

Classification of Toxic Products

Marginal note:Data sources

 The responsible person for a toxic product must determine the appropriate sub-category for the product from one or more of the following data sources in the following order of precedence:

  • (a) human experience data pertaining to the toxic product;

  • (b) in the case of a toxic product that contains a substance of special concern, the table to subsection 34(1);

  • (c) in the case of a toxic product that poses a risk of exposure through an oral, a dermal or an inhalation route, the LD50 or LC50 or both, as the case may be, of the product as determined in accordance with the applicable table to subsections 34(2) to (4) and the data sources and formulas set out in sections 35 to 37; or

  • (d) in the case of a toxic product that poses an aspiration hazard, the properties set out in subsection 34(5).

  • SOR/2016-170, s. 8(E)

Marginal note:Sub-categories — substance of special concern

  •  (1) A chemical product that contains a substance of special concern set out in column 1 of the table to this subsection in a concentration set out in column 2 must, when introduced through a route of exposure set out in column 3, be classified in the sub-category set out in column 4.

    TABLE TO SUBSECTION 34(1)

    Sub-Categories — Substance of Special Concern

    Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
    ItemSubstance of special concernFootnote for TABLE TO SUBSECTION 34(1) Sub-Categories — Substance of Special Concern*ConcentrationRoute of exposureSub-category
    1Carbon tetrachlorideAny concentrationOral, inhalation or aspirationVery Toxic
    2Diethylene glycol5% or moreOralHarmful
    3Ethyl acetate5% or moreOralHarmful
    4Ethylene glycol(a) 5% or more but less than 10%OralHarmful
    (b) 10% or moreOralToxic
    5Hydrocyanic acid or its saltsAny concentrationOral, dermal or inhalationVery Toxic
    6Methyl alcohol1% or more and a total quantity of 5 mL or moreOral or inhalationToxic
    7Nitrobenzene5 mg/kg or moreOral, dermal or inhalationVery Toxic
    81,1,2,2-tetrachloroethaneAny concentrationOral, dermal or inhalationVery Toxic
    91,2-dichloroethane(a) 5% or more but less than 10%Oral or inhalationHarmful
    (b) 10% or moreOral or inhalationToxic
    101,1,1-trichloroethane5% or moreOral or inhalationHarmful
    • Return to footnote *These substances are of special concern because standard animal tests may not reflect the actual hazard they pose to humans.

  • Marginal note:Sub-categories — oral exposure

    (2) A chemical product that poses a risk to a consumer through an oral route and has an LD50 set out in column 1 of the table to this subsection must be classified in the sub-category set out in column 2.

    TABLE TO SUBSECTION 34(2)

    Sub-Categories — Oral Exposure

    Column 1Column 2
    ItemLD50Sub-category
    1not more than 50 mg/kgVery Toxic
    2more than 50 mg/kg but not more than 500 mg/kgToxic
    3more than 500 mg/kg but not more than 2 000 mg/kgHarmful
  • Marginal note:Sub-categories — dermal exposure

    (3) A chemical product that poses a risk to a consumer through a dermal route and has an LD50 set out in column 1 of the table to this subsection must be classified in the sub-category set out in column 2.

    TABLE TO SUBSECTION 34(3)

    Sub-Categories — Dermal Exposure

    Column 1Column 2
    ItemLD50Sub-category
    1not more than 200 mg/kgVery Toxic
    2more than 200 mg/kg but not more than 1 000 mg/kgToxic
    3more than 1 000 mg/kg but not more than 2 000 mg/kgHarmful
  • Marginal note:Sub-categories — inhalation exposure

    (4) A chemical product that poses a risk to a consumer through inhalation, is in the state set out in column 1 of the table to this subsection and has a 4-hour LC50 set out in column 2 must be classified in the sub-category set out in column 3.

    TABLE TO SUBSECTION 34(4)

    Sub-Categories — Inhalation Exposure

    Column 1Column 2Column 3
    ItemState of the chemical product4-hour LC50Sub-category
    1Gas(a) not more than 2 500 mL/m3Very Toxic
    (b) more than 2 500 mL/m3 but not more than 5 000 mL/m3Harmful
    2Vapour(a) not more than 1 500 mL/m3Very Toxic
    (b) more than 1 500 mL/m3 but not more than 2 500 mL/m3Toxic
    (c) more than 2 500 mL/m3 but not more than 10 000 mL/m3Harmful
    3Dust, mist or fume(a) not more than 0.5 mg/LVery Toxic
    (b) more than 0.5 mg/L but not more than 2.5 mg/LToxic
    (c) more than 2.5 mg/L but not more than 5.0 mg/LHarmful
  • Marginal note:Sub-category — aspiration hazard

    (5) A chemical product must be classified in the sub-category “toxic” if it has a viscosity of 14 mm2/s or less at 40°C and 10% or more of the product is composed of hazardous ingredients that pose an aspiration hazard, including, in particular, any of the following substances:

    • (a) an n-primary alcohol with a composition of at least 3 carbon atoms but not more than 13;

    • (b) an isobutyl alcohol;

    • (c) a terpene alcohol;

    • (d) a ketone with a composition of at least 3 carbon atoms but not more than 13;

    • (e) a hydrocarbon with a composition of at least 3 carbon atoms but not more than 13; or

    • (f) a substance that has been determined to be an aspiration hazard based on its viscosity, surface tension and water solubility through the application of generally accepted standards of good scientific practices.

  • SOR/2009-165, s. 9
 
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