Surface Coating Material Regulations –
Coating Material Regulations
came into force on
Consequential amendments to Items 2, 9 and 18 of Part I of Schedule I to the Hazardous Products Act and Item 31 of Part II of Schedule I to the Hazardous Products Act were published in the accompanying Order Amending Schedule I to the Hazardous Products Act (Surface Coating Materials).
Coating Material Regulations set new, lower acceptable levels for lead and
mercury in surface coating materials advertised, sold, or imported into
Total Lead Content 600 mg/kg
Total Mercury Content 10 mg/kg
Children’s Jewelry – Lead Content – Surface coating and Non-coating materials
The materials (surface coating and non-coating materials) of children’s jewelry should comply with the following requirements
Total Lead Content 600 mg/kg
Soluble Lead Content 90 mg/kg
Canadian Regulations – Mechanical and Electrical Hazards
The Mechanical and Electrical Hazards Division endeavours to protect the Canadian public from potential safety hazards that may be associated with a variety of children's products, household products, and recreational and sports products. Children's products include children's furniture, child care equipment, toys and related products, as well as children's clothing and accessories. Furniture, gardening equipment, and blind and curtain cords fall under the scope of household products. The category of recreational and sports products includes, but is not limited to, playground equipment, bicycles, and swimming pools, hot tubs, and spas. Most home electrical appliances are controlled by provincial electrical codes that reference Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and Underwriters' Laboratories of Canada (ULC) standards. Potential product-related safety hazards include choking, strangulation, suffocation, puncture, entanglement, entrapment, and fire hazards.
Canadian Regulations – Chemical Hazards
Consumer products are assessed for the hazards that they may pose during foreseeable use. In general, the hazards are from short-term exposure but there are also some long-term exposure hazards. While some hazards are easily identified by the use of hazard symbols and bilingual precautionary warnings printed on a label, other hazards are less obvious, such as children's jewellery containing lead. Other products that are assessed for chemical hazards include, but are not limited to, kettles, glazed ceramics and glassware, and ozone generators.
Chemical Labelling and Packaging
Lead and Other Toxic Elements
Other Chemical Hazards
Canadian Regulations – Flammability Hazards
Consumer products are assessed for the flammability hazards that they may pose during foreseeable use. These hazards may be the result of the product being a source of ignition or of a product that may readily ignite. Products that are assessed for these hazards include, but are not limited to, lighters, matches and cellulose insulation as well as textile products such as children's sleepwear, clothing, tents, bedding, and rnattresses.
Sources of ignition
Products that may ignite
Industry Guide: Flammability of Textile Products in Canada
Mattresses and Futons
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