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Charcoal Regulations (SOR/2016-178)

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Regulations are current to 2024-04-01

Charcoal Regulations



Registration 2016-06-22

Charcoal Regulations

P.C. 2016-605 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 Charcoal Regulations.


Marginal note:Definitions

 The following definitions apply in these Regulations.


charcoal means charcoal for use in domestic cooking or heating. (charbon de bois)

principal display surface

principal display surface means the surface of a container containing charcoal that is displayed or visible at the time the charcoal is sold to the consumer or when it is used. (aire d’affichage principale)


Marginal note:Warning

 The container in which the charcoal is sold to the consumer must, on each principal display surface, carry a warning in English and in French that meets the requirements of section 3 and clearly conveys the following information:

  • (a) toxic fumes may occur and cause death if the charcoal is burned without adequate ventilation; and

  • (b) the charcoal should not be used for cooking or heating indoors without a ventilation system that carries all the fumes outdoors.

Marginal note:Presentation

  •  (1) The warning must

    • (a) begin with the words “Warning” in English and “Avertissement” in French;

    • (b) be easily legible and shown clearly and prominently;

    • (c) be set apart from other information or visual images on the container; and

    • (d) be enclosed by a borderline.

  • Marginal note:Colour

    (2) The warning and the borderline enclosing it must be of a colour that contrasts sharply with the background on which they are shown.

  • Marginal note:Typeface and letter size

    (3) The warning must be shown in bold-face or medium-face type with

    • (a) the words “Warning” and “Avertissement” in letters of not less than 9 mm in height; and

    • (b) the information set out in paragraph 2(b) in letters of not less than 4.5 mm in height.



Coming into Force

Marginal note:Registration

 These Regulations come into force on the day on which they are registered.


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