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Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, 2001

Version of section 41 from 2016-06-22 to 2020-07-28:


Marginal note:Data sources

  •  (1) The responsible person for a corrosive 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) subject to subsection (2), human experience data for the corrosive product;

    • (b) the table to subsection 42(1), in the case of a corrosive product that contains a substance of special concern;

    • (c) one or more of the following sources in the following order of precedence, in the case of a corrosive product that contains one or more acids or one or more bases:

      • (i) the data sources set out in paragraph 6(1)(b), (c) or (e), or

      • (ii) the pH and, if applicable, the acid reserve or the alkali reserve of the corrosive product as set out in the tables to subsections 42(2) and (3), determined using the test methods set out in section 44;

    • (d) the table to subsection 42(4), in the case of a corrosive product that contains a substance, other than an acid or a base, that is capable of inducing necrosis or ulceration of epithelial tissue at the site of application determined using the data sources set out in subsection 43(1); or

    • (e) subsection 42(5), in the case of a corrosive product that contains a substance, other than an acid or a base, that is capable, when tested using the appropriate test methods set out in subsection 43(2), of causing any of the following at the site of application:

      • (i) an erythema or edema of the skin graded at 2 or more,

      • (ii) corneal damage graded at 2 or more,

      • (iii) iris damage graded at 1 or more, or

      • (iv) conjunctival swelling or redness graded at 2.5 or more.

  • Marginal note:Classification using human experience data

    (2) If the human experience data for a corrosive product demonstrates that the product is capable of causing an effect described in

    • (a) paragraph (1)(d), the product must be classified in the sub-category “corrosive”; or

    • (b) any of subparagraphs (1)(e)(i) to (iv), the product must be classified in the sub-category “irritant”.

  • SOR/2009-165, s. 13(E)
  • SOR/2016-170, s. 8(E)
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