Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, 2001
1 The definitions in this section apply in this Schedule.
seal, in respect of a container, means any device or membrane under the closure that covers the opening of the container, including any membrane that is part of the container, such as a heat induction seal or a sonic seal. It does not include a liner or a mechanism that is an integral part of the closure. (sceau d’étanchéité)
test sample means
(a) in the case of a container of a chemical product, the container filled with the product in the manner in which it is sold to the consumer; or
(b) in the case of an empty container that is destined to receive a chemical product, the container filled with the product that it is destined to receive. (échantillon d’essai)
Preparation of Sample for Testing
Marginal note:Remove seal
2 Except in the case of a single-use container,
(a) open the test sample;
(b) remove any seal that is present under the closure in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions or, if no instructions are provided, puncture the seal; and
(c) reclose the sample as tightly as possible without stripping the threads of the closure.
Marginal note:Bring to room temperature
3 Place the test sample in a test location that has a constant temperature of 23 ± 2°C for at least four hours to permit the container and its contents to reach the temperature of the test location.
Testing for Leaks
Marginal note:Position of test sample
4 Position the test sample
(a) over a clean piece of blotting paper or another paper that stains on contact with a liquid;
(b) in an inverted position at a 45° angle below the horizontal; and
(c) with the closure in the lowest possible position and free of any obstruction.
Marginal note:Examine paper
5 After one hour, remove the test sample and examine the paper described in paragraph 4(a) for evidence that any of the contents have leaked from the sample.
Pass or Fail
6 If an examination of the paper described in paragraph 4(a) discloses any trace of the contents of the test sample, the sample has failed the leakage test and a container of the same type as the test sample must not be used for a chemical product.
7 If no trace of the contents of the test sample is found on the paper described in paragraph 4(a), the sample has passed the leakage test and a container of the same type as the test sample may be used for a chemical product.
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