Products Containing Mercury Regulations (SOR/2014-254)

Regulations are current to 2019-07-29 and last amended on 2015-11-08. Previous Versions

SCHEDULE(Paragraphs 3(a), 8(5)(a) and 9(a) and (b), subsection 12(1) and subparagraphs 12(2)(b)(ii) and 14(1)(a)(ii) and (b)(ii))

MAXIMUM TOTAL QUANTITY OF MERCURY FOR CERTAIN PRODUCTS

Column 1Column 2Column 3
ItemProduct CategoryMaximum Total Quantity of Mercury in the ProductEnd date
1

Dental amalgam

No limitNone
2

Compact fluorescent lamp for general lighting purposes

  • (a) ≤ 25 watts

4 mg per lampNone
  • (b) > 25 watts

5 mg per lampNone
3

Straight fluorescent lamp for general lighting purposes

  • (a) T5, program start, with a normal lifetime (< 25,000 hours)

3 mg per lampNone
  • (b) T8, 4-foot or less, instant and program start, medium bi-pin base, with a normal lifetime (< 25,000 hours)

4 mg per lampNone
  • (c) T5, program start, with a long lifetime (≥ 25,000 hours)

5 mg per lampNone
  • (d) T8, 4-foot or less, instant and program start, medium bi-pin base, with a long lifetime (≥ 25,000 hours)

5 mg per lampNone
  • (e) T12, 4-foot or less, rapid start, medium bi-pin base

10 mg per lampNone
  • (f) T12, 8-foot, instant start, single pin base

15 mg per lampNone
4

Non-linear fluorescent lamp for general lighting purposes, including a circular or square fluorescent lamp

15 mg per lampNone
5

Induction fluorescent lamp for general lighting purposes

15 mg per lampNone
6

Mercury vapour lamp for general lighting purposes

  • (a) ≤ 250 watts

40 mg per lampDecember 31, 2017
  • (b) > 250 watts and ≤ 400 watts

75 mg per lampDecember 31, 2017
  • (c) > 400 watts and ≤ 1000 watts

250 mg per lampDecember 31, 2017
7

High pressure sodium vapour lamp for general lighting purposes

40 mg per arc tubeNone
8

Metal halide lamp for general lighting purposes

  • (a) ≤ 300 watts

40 mg per lampNone
  • (b) > 300 watts and ≤ 500 watts

75 mg per lampNone
  • (c) > 500 watts and ≤ 700 watts

85 mg per lampNone
  • (d) > 700 watts and ≤ 1000 watts

250 mg per lampNone
9

Automobile headlamp

10 mg per lampNone
10

Cold cathode fluorescent lamp

  • (a) 1.5 m or less in length

10 mg per lampNone
  • (b) more than 1.5 m in length

13 mg per lampNone
11

External electrode fluorescent lamp

  • (a) 1.5 m or less in length

5 mg per lampNone
  • (b) more than 1.5 m in length

13 mg per lampNone
12

Cold cathode tubing for signage or cove lighting

100 mg per 2.44 m (8 feet)None
13

Electrode for use in cold cathode tubing for signage or cove lighting

100 mg per electrodeNone
14

Fluorescent and discharge lamps other than those referred to in items 2 to 13

No limitNone
15

Very high accuracy capacitance and loss measurement bridges and high frequency RF switches and relays in monitoring and control instruments

20 mg per bridge, switch or relayNone
16

Thermometer for use in a laboratory for scientific research applications

No limitNone
17

Thermometer or other scientific instrument required to be used by an ASTM International standard

No limitNone
18

Scientific instrument used for the calibration of medical devices or for the calibration of scientific research instruments

No limitNone
19

Laboratory analytical standard or reference material

No limitNone
20

Scientific instrument used as reference for clinical validation studies

No limitNone
21

Scientific instrument used for measuring the quantity of mercury in the environment

No limitNone
22

Radiation light detector

No limitNone
23

Infrared light detector

No limitNone
24

Low mercury chloride reference electrode

No limitNone
25

Low mercury sulphate reference electrode

No limitNone
26

Low mercury oxide reference electrode

No limitNone
27

Professional, commercial and industrial photographic film

No limitNone
28

Professional, commercial and industrial photographic paper

No limitNone
29

Composite resins and adhesive resins used in the aerospace industry

2% by weightNone
30

Catalyst used in the manufacturing of polyurethane

No limitNone
31

Button cell battery

25 mg per batteryDecember 31, 2015
32

Medical device that is intended to remain in the body for at least 30 consecutive days

No limitDecember 31, 2019
33

In-vitro diagnostic assays and reagents

No limitDecember 31, 2019
34

Replacement part (see note) if the product contained the part

  • (a) before the coming into force of these Regulations; or

  • (b) at the time of its manufacture or import, if that manufacture or import was permitted under these Regulations

No limitNone
  • Note: Replacement part means a part that is required for a product to continue to function and for which there is no mercury-free alternative or product listed in this schedule that could serve as a direct substitute.

 
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