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Kettles Regulations (SOR/2016-181)

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Regulations are current to 2020-06-17

Kettles Regulations



Registration 2016-06-22

Kettles Regulations

P.C. 2016-608 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 Kettles Regulations.


Definition of kettle

 In these Regulations, kettle means a kettle for household use that releases lead into the water that is boiled in it.


Marginal note:Maximum quantity of lead

 A kettle must not release more than 0.01 ppm lead when tested in accordance with the test method set out in the schedule.



Coming into Force

Marginal note:Registration

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

SCHEDULE(Section 2)Test Method

  • 1 The following method is to be used for determining the quantity of lead that is released by a kettle:

    • (a) prepare the kettle for use in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions;

    • (b) place 1 L of distilled and deionized water in the kettle;

    • (c) heat and boil the water in the kettle, for a total of 15 minutes; and

    • (d) when the water has cooled to room temperature, measure the quantity of lead present in the water in terms of parts per million w/w, calculated on the basis of 1 L of water.

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