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R.s.c., 1985, c. H-3

An Act to prohibit the advertising, sale and importation of hazardous products


Contents

Short Title

Short title

1. This Act may be cited as the Hazardous Products Act.

R.S., c. H-3, s. 1.


Interpretation

Definitions

2. In this Act,

“advertise”

« publicité »

“advertise”, in relation to a prohibited product or restricted product, includes any representation by any means whatever for the purpose of promoting directly or indirectly the sale or other disposition of the product;

“analyst”

« analyste »

“analyst” means any person designated as an analyst under the Food and Drugs Act or pursuant to subsection 21(1);

“controlled product”

« produit contrôlé »

“controlled product” means any product, material or substance specified by the regulations made pursuant to paragraph 15(1)(a) to be included in any of the classes listed in Schedule II;

“hazardous product”

« produit dangereux »

“hazardous product” means any prohibited product, restricted product or controlled product;

“import”

« importer »

“import” means to import into Canada;

“inspector”

« inspecteur »

“inspector” means any person designated as an inspector pursuant to subsection 21(1);

“Minister”

« ministre »

“Minister” means the Minister of Health;

“prohibited product”

« produit interdit »

“prohibited product” means any product, material or substance included in Part I of Schedule I;

“restricted product”

« produit limité »

“restricted product” means any product, material or substance included in Part II of Schedule I;

“sell”

« vendre »

“sell” includes offer for sale, expose for sale and distribute.

R.S., 1985, c. H-3, s. 2; R.S., 1985,. 24 (3rd Supp.), s. 1; 1992, c. 1, s. 145(F); 1996, c. 8, s. 25.


Part I. Prohibited And Restricted Products

Application

Restrictions on application

3. (1) This Part does not apply in respect of the advertising, sale or importation of any

(a) explosive within the meaning of the Explosives Act;

(b) cosmetic, device, drug or food within the meaning of the Food and Drugs Act;

(c) pest control product as defined in subsection 2(1) of the Pest Control Products Act; or

(d) nuclear substance, within the meaning of the Nuclear Safety and Control Act, that is radioactive.

Restrictions on application

(2) This Part does not apply to the advertising, sale or importation of a tobacco product as defined in section 2 of the Tobacco Act or the advertising of lighters or matches that display a tobacco product-related brand element, except to the extent that a cigarette described in item 41 of Part I of Schedule I is a prohibited product.

Minister to report to Parliament

(3) If the Governor in Council does not make a regulation under paragraph 5(b.1) on or before June 30, 2004,

(a) the Minister shall prepare a report;

(b) the Minister shall cause a copy of the report to be tabled in each House of Parliament on any of the first ten days on which that House is sitting after June 30, 2004; and

(c) each House shall refer the report to the appropriate Committee of that House.

Report to explain why no regulation

(4) The report is to include

(a) an explanation as to why the regulation has not been made;

(b) a schedule for the making of the regulation;

(c) a list of the safe-cigarette legislation in force in North America; and

(d) summaries of any scientific studies that have been reviewed by the Minister during the process of establishing the flammability standards to be used to test cigarettes.

R.S., 1985, c. H-3, s. 3; R.S., 1985, c. 24 (3rd Supp.), s. 1, c. 15 (4th Supp.), s. 9; 1989, c. 7, s. 2; 1997, c. 9, s. 104, c. 13, s. 61; 2002, c. 28, s. 85; 2004, c. 9, s. 1.

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Prohibitions

Prohibited products

4. (1) No person shall advertise, sell or import a prohibited product.

Restricted products

(2) No person shall advertise, sell or import a restricted product except as authorized by the regulations made under section 5.

R.S., 1985, c. H-3, s. 4; R.S., 1985, c. 24 (3rd Supp.), s. 1.


Regulations

Regulations

5. The Governor in Council may make regulations

(a) authorizing the advertising, sale or importation of any restricted product and prescribing the circumstances and conditions under which and the persons by whom the restricted product may be advertised, sold or imported;

(b) prescribing the procedures to be followed by a board of review established pursuant to section 9 in conducting an inquiry;

(b.1) prescribing the method and flammability standard to be used to test cigarettes; and

(c) generally for carrying out the purposes and provisions of this Part.

R.S., 1985, c. H-3, s. 5; R.S., 1985, c. 24 (3rd Supp.), s. 1; 2004, c. 9, s. 2.

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Interim Orders

Interim orders — regulations

5.1 (1) The Minister may make an interim order that contains any provision that may be contained in a regulation made under this Part if the Minister believes that immediate action is required to deal with a significant risk, direct or indirect, to health or safety.

Interim orders — section 6

(2) The Minister may make an interim order in which any power referred to in section 6 is deemed to be exercised, if the Minister believes that immediate action is required to deal with a significant risk, direct or indirect, to health or safety.

Cessation of effect

(3) An interim order has effect from the time that it is made but ceases to have effect on the earliest of

(a) 14 days after it is made, unless it is approved by the Governor in Council,

(b) the day on which it is repealed,

(c) in the case of an interim order made under subsection (1), the day on which a regulation made under this Part that has the same effect as the interim order comes into force and, in the case of an interim order made under subsection (2), the day on which an order made by the Governor in Council under this Part that has the same effect as the interim order comes into force, and

(d) one year after the interim order is made or any shorter period that may be specified in the interim order.

Contravention of unpublished order

(4) No person shall be convicted of an offence consisting of a contravention of an interim order that, at the time of the alleged contravention, had not been published in the Canada Gazette unless it is proved that, at the time of the alleged contravention, the person had been notified of the interim order or reasonable steps had been taken to bring the purport of the interim order to the notice of those persons likely to be affected by it.

Exemption from Statutory Instruments Act

(5) An interim order

(a) is exempt from the application of sections 3, 5 and 11 of the Statutory Instruments Act; and

(b) shall be published in the Canada Gazette within 23 days after it is made.

Deeming

(6) For the purpose of any provision of this Part other than this section, any reference to regulations made under this Act is deemed to include interim orders, and any reference to a regulation made under a specified provision of this Act is deemed to include a reference to the portion of an interim order containing any provision that may be contained in a regulation made under the specified provision.

Tabling of order

(7) A copy of each interim order must be tabled in each House of Parliament within 15 days after it is made.

House not sitting

(8) In order to comply with subsection (7), the interim order may be sent to the Clerk of the House if the House is not sitting.

2004, c. 15, s. 67.


Amendments to Schedule I

Additions to Schedule I

6. (1) The Governor in Council may, by order, amend Part I or II of Schedule I by adding thereto

(a) any product, material or substance that is or contains a poisonous, toxic, flammable, explosive, corrosive, infectious, oxidizing or reactive product, material or substance or other product, material or substance of a similar nature that the Governor in Council is satisfied is or is likely to be a danger to the health or safety of the public; or

(b) any product designed for household, garden or personal use, for use in sports or recreational activities, as life-saving equipment or as a toy, plaything or equipment for use by children that the Governor in Council is satisfied is or is likely to be a danger to the health or safety of the public by reason of its design, construction or contents.

Deletions from Schedule I

(2) The Governor in Council may, by order, amend Part I or II of Schedule I by deleting therefrom any product, material or substance if the Governor in Council is satisfied that the inclusion of the product, material or substance in that Part is no longer necessary.

For greater certainty

(3) For greater certainty, an order made pursuant to subsection (1) may describe a product, material or substance added thereby to Part I or II of Schedule I by reference to any properties or characteristics of the product, material or substance or by reference to any other criteria and any product, material or substance that has those properties or characteristics or meets those criteria shall, for the purposes of this Act, be deemed to have been added by the order to Part I or II, as the case may be, of Schedule I.

Incorporation by reference

(4) An order made pursuant to subsection (1) incorporating a law, standard or specification by reference may incorporate that law, standard or specification as amended from time to time.

(5)�(Repealed, 1996, c. 8, s. 26)

R.S., 1985, c. H-3, s. 6; R.S., 1985, c. 24 (3rd Supp.), s. 1; 1996, c. 8, s. 26.

Tabling of orders

7. (1) The Minister shall cause a copy of each order made pursuant to subsection 6(1) to be laid before each House of Parliament on any of the first fifteen days on which that House is sitting after the day the order is made.

Revocation of order by resolution

(2) If both Houses of Parliament resolve that an order or any part of an order made pursuant to subsection 6(1) should be revoked, the order or that part thereof is thereupon revoked.

R.S., 1985, c. H-3, s. 7; R.S., 1985, c. 24 (3rd Supp.), s. 1.


Board of Review

Request for reference to Board

8. Where a product, material or substance is added to Part I or II of Schedule I by an order made pursuant to subsection 6(1), any manufacturer or distributor of that product, material or substance or any person having that product, material or substance in possession for sale may, within sixty days after the date of the making of the order, request the Minister to refer the order to a board of review.

R.S., 1985, c. H-3, s. 8; R.S., 1985, c. 24 (3rd Supp.), s. 1.

Establishment of Board

9. (1) On receipt of a request described in section 8, the Minister shall establish a board of review, in this section referred to as the “Board”, consisting of not more than three persons and shall refer the order in respect of which the request was made to the Board.

Duties

(2) The Board shall inquire into the nature and characteristics of any product, material or substance to which an order referred to it under subsection (1) applies and shall give the person making the request and any other person affected by the order a reasonable opportunity of appearing before the Board, presenting evidence and making representations to it.

Powers

(3) The Board has all the powers that are or may be conferred by or under sections 4, 5 and 11 of the Inquiries Act on commissioners appointed under Part I of that Act.

Report

(4) The Board, as soon as possible after the conclusion of its inquiry, shall submit a report with its recommendations to the Minister, together with all evidence and other material that was before the Board.

Publication of report

(5) Any report of the Board shall, within thirty days after its receipt by the Minister, be made public by the Minister, unless the Board states in writing to the Minister that it believes the public interest would be better served by withholding publication, in which case the Minister may decide whether the report, either in whole or in part, shall be made public.

Copies of report

(6) The Minister may publish and supply copies of a report referred to in subsection (4) in such manner and on such terms as the Minister deems proper.

R.S., 1985, c. H-3, s. 9; R.S., 1985, c. 24 (3rd Supp.), s. 1.


Disclosure

Minister’s request for disclosure

10. (1) Where the Minister has reason to believe that a product, material or substance is a product, material or substance that may be added to Part I or II of Schedule I by an order made pursuant to subsection 6(1), the Minister may, by registered mail, send a written notice to any manufacturer of the product, material or substance requesting the disclosure of information relating to the formula, composition, chemical ingredients or hazardous properties of the product, material or substance and such other information as the Minister deems necessary for the purpose of determining whether the product, material or substance is or is likely to be a danger to the health or safety of the public.

Disclosure

(2) Every manufacturer to whom a notice referred to in subsection (1) is sent shall disclose to the Minister, in the manner and within the period specified in the notice, any information described in that subsection that is requested in the notice and is in the possession of the manufacturer.

Information privileged

(3) Information received by the Minister from a manufacturer pursuant to subsection (1) is privileged and shall not be disclosed to any other person except as may be necessary for the administration or enforcement of this section or for the purposes of section 6.

R.S., 1985, c. H-3, s. 10; R.S., 1985, c. 24 (3rd Supp.), s. 1.


Part Ii. Controlled Products

Interpretation

Definitions

11. (1) In this Part,

“bulk shipment”

« expédition en vrac »

“bulk shipment” has the meaning assigned by regulation;

“container”

« contenant »

“container” includes a bag, barrel, bottle, box, can, cylinder, drum or similar package or receptacle but does not include a storage tank;

“hazard symbol”

« signal de danger »

“hazard symbol” includes any design, mark, pictogram, sign, letter, word, number, abbreviation or any combination thereof that is to be displayed on a controlled product, or a container in which a controlled product is packaged, in order to show the nature of the hazard of the controlled product;

“hazardous waste”

« résidu dangereux »

“hazardous waste” has the meaning assigned by regulation;

“Ingredient Disclosure List”

« liste de divulgation des ingrédients »

“Ingredient Disclosure List” means the Ingredient Disclosure List established by the Governor in Council pursuant to subsection 17(1);

“label”

Version anglaise seulement“label” includes any mark, sign, device, stamp, seal, sticker, ticket, tag or wrapper;

“manufactured article”

« article manufacturé »

“manufactured article” means any article that is formed to a specific shape or design during manufacture, the intended use of which when in that form is dependent in whole or in part on its shape or design, and that, under normal conditions of use, will not release or otherwise cause a person to be exposed to a controlled product;

“material safety data sheet”

« fiche signalétique »

“material safety data sheet” means a document on which words, figures or symbols disclosing the information referred to in subparagraphs 13(a)(i) to (v) may be written, printed or otherwise expressed;

“prescribed”

Version anglaise seulement“prescribed” means prescribed by regulation;

“regulation”

« règlement »

“regulation” means a regulation made pursuant to subsection 15(1);

“supplier”

« fournisseur »

“supplier” means a person who is a manufacturer, processor or packager of a controlled product or a person who, in the course of business, imports or sells controlled products;

“transmit”

Version anglaise seulement“transmit” means to send or convey by any physical, electronic, optical or other means;

“work place”

« lieu de travail »

“work place” has the meaning assigned by regulation.

Definition of “applied”

(2) For the purposes of this Part, a label is applied to a controlled product or container in which a controlled product is packaged if the label is attached to, imprinted on, stencilled on or embossed on the controlled product or container or, in the case of a bulk shipment of a controlled product, is included with or caused to accompany the bulk shipment in the manner prescribed.

R.S., 1985, c. H-3, s. 11; R.S., 1985, c. 24 (3rd Supp.), s. 1; 1999, c. 31, s. 127(E).


Application

Restrictions on application

12. This Part does not apply in respect of the sale or importation of any

(a) explosive within the meaning of the Explosives Act;

(b) cosmetic, device, drug or food within the meaning of the Food and Drugs Act;

(c) pest control product as defined in subsection 2(1) of the Pest Control Products Act;

(d) nuclear substance, within the meaning of the Nuclear Safety and Control Act, that is radioactive;

(e) hazardous waste;

(f) product, material or substance included in Part II of Schedule I and packaged as a consumer product;

(g) wood or product made of wood;

(h) tobacco or a tobacco product as defined in section 2 of the Tobacco Act; or

(i) manufactured article.

R.S., 1985, c. H-3, s. 12; R.S., 1985, c. 24 (3rd Supp.), s. 1; 1997, c. 9, s. 105, c. 13, s. 62; 2002, c. 28, s. 86.

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Prohibitions

Prohibition re sale

13. Subject to the Hazardous Materials Information Review Act, no supplier shall sell to any person a controlled product intended for use in a work place in Canada unless

(a) on the sale of the controlled product, the supplier transmits to that person a material safety data sheet with respect to the controlled product that discloses the following information, namely,

(i) where the controlled product is a pure substance, the chemical identity of the controlled product and, where the controlled product is not a pure substance, the chemical identity of any ingredient thereof that is a controlled product and the concentration of that ingredient,

(ii) where the controlled product contains an ingredient that is included in the Ingredient Disclosure List and the ingredient is in a concentration that is equal to or greater than the concentration specified in the Ingredient Disclosure List for that ingredient, the chemical identity and concentration of that ingredient,

(iii) the chemical identity of any ingredient thereof that the supplier believes on reasonable grounds may be harmful to any person and the concentration of that ingredient,

(iv) the chemical identity of any ingredient thereof the toxicological properties of which are not known to the supplier and the concentration of that ingredient, and

(v) such other information with respect to the controlled product as may be prescribed; and

(b) the controlled product or container in which the controlled product is packaged has applied to it a label that discloses prescribed information and has displayed on it all applicable prescribed hazard symbols.

R.S., 1985, c. H-3, s. 13; R.S., 1985, c. 24 (3rd Supp.), s. 1; 1999, c. 31, s. 128(F).

Prohibition re importation

14. Subject to the Hazardous Materials Information Review Act, no supplier shall import a controlled product intended for use in a work place in Canada unless

(a) the supplier obtains or prepares, on the importation of the controlled product, a material safety data sheet with respect to the controlled product that discloses the information referred to in subparagraphs 13(a)(i) to (v) and keeps the material safety data sheet available for such purposes as may be prescribed; and

(b) the controlled product or container in which the controlled product is packaged has applied to it a label that discloses prescribed information and has displayed on it all applicable prescribed hazard symbols.

R.S., 1985, c. H-3, s. 14; R.S., 1985, c. 24 (3rd Supp.), s. 1.


Regulations

Regulations

15. (1) Subject to section 19, the Governor in Council may make regulations

(a) specifying, for each class listed in Schedule II, products, materials and substances to be included in that class;

(b) establishing, for any class listed in Schedule II, divisions or subdivisions of that class and specifying, for each controlled product included in that class, the division or subdivision into which it falls;

(c) prescribing information to be disclosed on a material safety data sheet or label;

(d) prescribing the form and manner in which information shall be disclosed on a label and the manner in which a label shall be applied to a controlled product or container in which a controlled product is packaged;

(e) prescribing hazard symbols and the manner in which hazard symbols shall be displayed on a controlled product or container in which a controlled product is packaged;

(f) exempting from the application of this Part and the regulations or any provision thereof, on such terms and conditions as may be specified in the regulations, the sale or importation of controlled products in such quantities or concentrations, in such circumstances, at such places, premises or facilities, for such purposes or in such containers as are specified in the regulations;

(g) prescribing the manner of determining any quantities or concentrations of controlled products exempted pursuant to any regulation made under paragraph (f);

(h) prescribing circumstances in which, for the purposes of paragraphs 13(a) and 14(a), a material safety data sheet may disclose, in lieu of the concentration of an ingredient of a controlled product, a range of concentration within which the concentration falls and prescribing the range of concentration that shall be disclosed on the material safety data sheet in such circumstances;

(i) defining the expressions “bulk shipment”, “hazardous waste” and “work place” for the purposes of this Part;

(j) requiring any supplier who sells or imports a controlled product intended for use in a work place in Canada to provide, as soon as is practicable in the circumstances, any information referred to in paragraph 13(a) that is in the supplier’s possession to any physician or other medical professional specified in the regulations who requests that information for the purpose of making a medical diagnosis of, or rendering medical treatment to, a person in an emergency;

(k) requiring any physician or medical professional to whom information is provided by a supplier pursuant to any regulation made under paragraph (j) to keep confidential any information specified by the supplier as being confidential, except for the purpose for which it is provided;

(l) subject to the Hazardous Materials Information Review Act, requiring any supplier who sells or imports a controlled product intended for use in a work place in Canada to identify, as soon as is practicable in the circumstances, on request of any person within a class of persons specified in the regulations, the source of information for any toxicological data used in the preparation of any material safety data sheet that has been transmitted to any person by the supplier pursuant to paragraph 13(a) or has been obtained or prepared by the supplier pursuant to paragraph 14(a);

(m) prescribingny other matter or thing that by this Part is to be or may be prescribed; and

(n) generally for carrying out the purposes and provisions of this Part.

For greater certainty

(2) For greater certainty, a regulation made pursuant to paragraph (1)(a) may describe a product, material or substance specified thereby to be included in a class listed in Schedule II by reference to any properties or characteristics of the product, material or substance or by reference to any other criteria and any product, material or substance that has those properties or characteristics or meets those criteria shall, for the purposes of this Act, be deemed to have been included in that class by the regulation.

Incorporation by reference

(3) A regulation made pursuant to subsection (1) incorporating a law, standard or specification by reference may incorporate that law, standard or specification as amended from time to time.

R.S., 1985, c. H-3, s. 15; R.S., 1985, c. 24 (3rd Supp.), s. 1; 1999, c. 31, s. 129.

Disclosure of generic chemical identity

16. Where, pursuant to the Hazardous Materials Information Review Act, a supplier is exempt from disclosing on a material safety data sheet or label the chemical identity of a controlled product or the chemical identity of any ingredient of a controlled product, the supplier shall disclose on the material safety data sheet or label the generic chemical identity of the controlled product or ingredient with as much precision as is consistent with the exemption.

R.S., 1985, c. H-3, s. 16; R.S., 1985, c. 24 (3rd Supp.), s. 1.


Interim Orders

Interim orders — regulations

16.1 (1) The Minister may make an interim order that contains any provision that may be contained in a regulation made under this Part if the Minister believes that immediate action is required to deal with a significant risk, direct or indirect, to health or safety.

Interim orders — sections 17 and 18

(2) The Minister may make an interim order in which any power referred to in sections 17 and 18 is deemed to be exercised, if the Minister believes that immediate action is required to deal with a significant risk, direct or indirect, to health or safety.

Cessation of effect

(3) An interim order has effect from the time that it is made but ceases to have effect on the earliest of

(a) 14 days after it is made, unless it is approved by the Governor in Council,

(b) the day on which it is repealed,

(c) in the case of an interim order made under subsection (1), the day on which a regulation made under this Part that has the same effect as the interim order comes into force and, in the case of an interim order made under subsection (2), the day on which an order made by the Governor in Council under this Part that has the same effect as the interim order comes into force, and

(d) one year after the interim order is made or any shorter period that may be specified in the interim order.

Contravention of unpublished order

(4) No person shall be convicted of an offence consisting of a contravention of an interim order that, at the time of the alleged contravention, had not been published in the Canada Gazette unless it is proved that, at the time of the alleged contravention, the person had been notified of the interim order or reasonable steps had been taken to bring the purport of the interim order to the notice of those persons likely to be affected by it.

Exemption from Statutory Instruments Act

(5) An interim order

(a) is exempt from the application of sections 3, 5 and 11 of the Statutory Instruments Act; and

(b) shall be published in the Canada Gazette within 23 days after it is made.

Deeming

(6) For the purpose of any provision of this Part other than this section and section 19, any reference to regulations made under this Act is deemed to include interim orders, and any reference to a regulation made under a specified provision of this Act is deemed to include a reference to the portion of an interim order containing any provision that may be contained in a regulation made under the specified provision.

Tabling of order

(7) A copy of each interim order must be tabled in each House of Parliament within 15 days after it is made.

House not sitting

(8) In order to comply with subsection (7), the interim order may be sent to the Clerk of the House if the House is not sitting.

2004, c. 15, s. 68.


Ingredient Disclosure List

Ingredient Disclosure List

17. (1) Subject to section 19, the Governor in Council may, by order,

(a) establish a list, to be known as the Ingredient Disclosure List, of products, materials and substances, any of which may be an ingredient of a controlled product; and

(b) specify, for the purposes of paragraphs 13(a) and 14(a), a concentration for each product, material or substance included in the list.

Additions, etc.

(2) Subject to section 19, the Governor in Council may, by order, amend the Ingredient Disclosure List

(a) by adding thereto any product, material or substance;

(b) by specifying, for the purposes of paragraphs 13(a) and 14(a), a concentration for each product, material or substance added thereto pursuant to paragraph (a); and

(c) by substituting a concentration for a concentration specified for any product, material or substance included therein.

Deletions

(3) Subject to section 19, the Governor in Council may, by order, amend the Ingredient Disclosure List by deleting therefrom any product, material or substance, and the concentration specified for that product, material or substance, if the Governor in Council is satisfied that the inclusion of the product, material or substance in the Ingredient Disclosure List is no longer necessary.

Criteria

(4) The Governor in Council shall, in making any order pursuant to subsection (1), (2) or (3), be guided by the health and safety criteria for ingredient disclosure established by the Minister after consultation by the Minister with the government of each province and with such organizations representative of workers, organizations representative of employers and organizations representative of suppliers as the Minister deems appropriate.

R.S., 1985, c. H-3, s. 17; R.S., 1985, c. 24 (3rd Supp.), s. 1.


Amendments to Schedule II

Amendments to Schedule II

18. (1) Subject to section 19, the Governor in Council may, by order, amend Schedule II.

Tabling of orders

(2) The Minister shall cause a copy of each order made pursuant to subsection (1) to be laid before each House of Parliament on any of the first fifteen days on which that House is sitting after the day the order is made.

Revocation of order by resolution

(3) If both Houses of Parliament resolve that an order or any part of an order made pursuant to subsection (1) should be revoked, the order or that part thereof is thereupon revoked.

R.S., 1985, c. H-3, s. 18; R.S., 1985, c. 24 (3rd Supp.), s. 1.


Consultation

Consultation

19. A regulation under subsection 15(1) or an order under section 17 or 18 may be made by the Governor in Council only on the recommendation of the Minister made after consultation by the Minister with the government of each province and with such organizations representative of workers, organizations representative of employers and organizations representative of suppliers as the Minister deems appropriate.

R.S., 1985, c. H-3, s. 19; R.S., 1985, c. 24 (3rd Supp.), s. 1.


Disclosure

Minister’s request for disclosure

20. (1) Where the Minister has reason to believe that a product, material or substance is a product, material or substance that may be included in a class listed in Schedule II by a regulation made pursuant to paragraph 15(1)(a), the Minister may, by registered mail, send a written notice to any person who is engaged in the business of manufacturing, processing, importing, packaging or selling the product, material or substance requesting the disclosure of information relating to the formula, composition, chemical ingredients or hazardous properties of the product, material or substance and such other information as the Minister deems necessary for the purpose of determining whether the product, material or substance is or may be a danger to the health or safety of any person who may handle it in a work place or be exposed to it in a work place.

Disclosure

(2) Every person to whom a notice referred to in subsection (1) is sent shall disclose to the Minister, in the manner and within the period specified by the Minister in the notice, any information described in that subsection that is requested in the notice and is in the possession of the person.

Information privileged

(3) Subject to subsection (4), information received by the Minister from a person pursuant to subsection (1) is privileged and, notwithstanding the Access to Information Act or any other Act or law, shall not be disclosed to any other person except as may be necessary for the administration or enforcement of this section or for the purposes of section 15.

Idem

(4) The Minister shall not, when consulting with the government of a province or an organization of workers, organization of employers or organization of suppliers pursuant to section 19, for the purposes of section 15, disclose the name of any person from whom the Minister has received information pursuant to subsection (1) or any of such information that is specified, in writing, by the person as being confidential.

R.S., 1985, c. H-3, s. 20; R.S., 1985, c. 24 (3rd Supp.), s. 1.


Part Iii. Administration And Enforcement

Inspectors and Analysts

Inspectors and analysts

21. (1) The Minister may designate as an inspector or analyst for the purposes of this Act any person who, in the Minister’s opinion, is qualified to be so designated.

Certificate to be produced

(2) The Minister shall furnish every inspector with a certificate of designation and, on entering any place pursuant to subsection 22(1), an inspector shall, if so required, produce the certificate to the person in charge of that place.

R.S., 1985, c. H-3, s. 21; R.S., 1985, c. 24 (3rd Supp.), s. 1.


Search, Seizure and Forfeiture

Powers of inspectors

22. (1) An inspector may at any reasonable time enter any place where the inspector believes on reasonable grounds any hazardous product is manufactured, prepared, preserved, processed, packaged, sold or stored for sale, processing or packaging and

(a) examine any product, material or substance that the inspector believes on reasonable grounds is a hazardous product and take samples thereof, and examine any other thing that the inspector believes on reasonable grounds is used or is capable of being used for the manufacture, preparation, preservation, processing, packaging, sale or storage of a hazardous product;

(b) open and examine any receptacle or package that the inspector believes on reasonable grounds contains any hazardous product;

(c) examine any books, records or other documents that the inspector believes on reasonable grounds contain any information relevant to the enforcement of this Act and make copies thereof or of any portion thereof;

(d) where the inspector believes on reasonable grounds that any computer system on the premises contains data relevant to the enforcement of this Act or that such data is available to the computer system, use the computer system or cause it to be used to search any data contained in or available to the computer system, reproduce any record or cause it to be reproduced from the data in the form of a printout or other intelligible output and seize the printout or other output for examination or copying; and

(e) seize any product, material or substance, or any labelling, advertising material or other thing, by means of or in relation to which the inspector believes on reasonable grounds any provision of this Act or of any regulation made under this Act has been contravened or has not been complied with.

Assistance to inspectors

(2) The owner or person in charge of a place entered by an inspector pursuant to subsection (1) and every person found therein shall give the inspector such assistance and furnish the inspector with such information as the inspector may, for the purpose of exercising the powers referred to in paragraphs (1)(a) to (e), reasonably require them to give or furnish.

Certain information privileged

(3) All information that, pursuant to the Hazardous Materials Information Review Act, a supplier is exempt from disclosing under paragraph 13(a) or (b) or 14(a) or (b) and that is obtained by an inspector who is admitted to any place pursuant to the powers conferred on an inspector by subsection (1) is privileged and, notwithstanding the Access to Information Act or any other Act or law, shall not be disclosed to any other person except for the purposes of the administration and enforcement of this Act.

R.S., 1985, c. H-3, s. 22; R.S., 1985, c. 24 (3rd Supp.), s. 1.

Obstruction

23. (1) No person shall obstruct, or knowingly make any false or misleading statement either orally or in writing to, an inspector while the inspector is engaged in carrying out any duties or functions under this Act or any regulation made under this Act.

Interference

(2) Except with the authority of an inspector, no person shall remove, alter or interfere in any way with any thing seized under this Act by an inspector.

R.S., 1985, c. H-3, s. 23; R.S., 1985, c. 24 (3rd Supp.), s. 1.

Storage and removal

24. Any thing seized under this Act may at the option of an inspector be kept or stored in the place where it was seized, or be removed to any other proper place by or at the direction of an inspector.

R.S., 1985, c. 24 (3rd Supp.), s. 1.

Application for restoration

25. (1) Where any product, material, substance or other thing has been seized under this Act, any person may, within two months after the date of the seizure, on prior notice having been given in accordance with subsection (2) to the Minister by registered mail addressed to the Minister at Ottawa, apply to a provincial court judge within whose territorial jurisdiction the seizure was made for an order of restoration under subsection (3).

Notice to Minister

(2) The notice referred to in subsection (1) shall be mailed at least fifteen clear days prior to the day on which the application is to be made to the provincial court judge and shall specify

(a) the provincial court judge to whom the application is to be made;

(b) the place where and the time when the application is to be heard;

(c) the product, material, substance or other thing in respect of which the application is to be made; and

(d) the evidence on which the applicant intends to rely to establish that the applicant is entitled to possession of the thing in respect of which the application is to be made.

Order of immediate restoration

(3) Subject to section 26, where, on the hearing of an application made under subsection (1), the provincial court judge is satisfied

(a) that the applicant is entitled to possession of the product, material, substance or other thing seized, and

(b) that the thing seized is not and will not be required as evidence in any proceedings in respect of an offence under section 28,

the judge shall order that the thing seized be restored forthwith to the applicant.

Order of later restoration

(4) Subject to section 26, where, on the hearing of an application made under subsection (1), the provincial court judge is satisfied that the applicant is entitled to possession of the thing seized but is not satisfied with respect to the matters mentioned in paragraph (3)(b), the judge shall order that the thing seized be restored to the applicant

(a) on the expiration of four months after the date of the seizure if no proceedings in respect of an offence under section 28 have been commenced before that time; or

(b) on the final conclusion of any such proceedings in any other case.

Where no application made

(5) Where no application has been made under subsection (1) for the restoration of any product, material, substance or other thing seized under this Act within two months after the date of the seizure, or an application has been made but on the hearing of the application no order of restoration is made, the thing seized shall be delivered to the Minister who may make such disposition of it as the Minister thinks fit.

R.S., 1985, c. 24 (3rd Supp.), s. 1.

Forfeiture of hazardous product

26. (1) Where a person has been convicted of an offence under section 28, any hazardous product seized under this Act by means of or in respect of which the offence was committed is forfeited to Her Majesty and shall be disposed of as the Minister directs.

Destruction with consent

(2) Where an inspector has seized a hazardous product under this Act and the owner thereof or the person in whose possession the product was at the time of seizure consents in writing to its destruction, the hazardous product is forfeited to Her Majesty and shall be destroyed or otherwise disposed of as the Minister directs.

R.S., 1985, c. 24 (3rd Supp.), s. 1.


Regulations

Regulations

27. The Governor in Council may make regulations

(a) respecting the powers and duties of inspectors and analysts and the taking of samples and the seizure, detention, forfeiture and disposition of products, materials, substances and other things; and

(b) generally for carrying out the purposes and provisions of this Part.

R.S., 1985, c. 24 (3rd Supp.), s. 1.


Interim Orders

Interim orders

27.1 (1) The Minister may make an interim order that contains any provision that may be contained in a regulation made under this Part if the Minister believes that immediate action is required to deal with a significant risk, direct or indirect, to health or safety.

Cessation of effect

(2) An interim order has effect from the time that it is made but ceases to have effect on the earliest of

(a) 14 days after it is made, unless it is approved by the Governor in Council,

(b) the day on which it is repealed,

(c) the day on which a regulation made under this Part, that has the same effect as the interim order, comes into force, and

(d) one year after the interim order is made or any shorter period that may be specified in the interim order.

Contravention of unpublished order

(3) No person shall be convicted of an offence consisting of a contravention of an interim order that, at the time of the alleged contravention, had not been published in the Canada Gazette unless it is proved that, at the time of the alleged contravention, the person had been notified of the interim order or reasonable steps had been taken to bring the purport of the interim order to the notice of those persons likely to be affected by it.

Exemption from Statutory Instruments Act

(4) An interim order

(a) is exempt from the application of sections 3, 5 and 11 of the Statutory Instruments Act; and

(b) shall be published in the Canada Gazette within 23 days after it is made.

Deeming

(5) For the purpose of any provision of this Part other than this section, any reference to regulations made under this Act is deemed to include interim orders, and any reference to a regulation made under a specified provision of this Act is deemed to include a reference to the portion of an interim order containing any provision that may be contained in a regulation made under the specified provision.

Tabling of order

(6) A copy of each interim order must be tabled in each House of Parliament within 15 days after it is made.

House not sitting

(7) In order to comply with subsection (6), the interim order may be sent to the Clerk of the House if the House is not sitting.

2004, c. 15, s. 69.


Offence, Punishment and Procedure

Contravening or not complying with Act or regulation

28. (1) Every person who contravenes or fails to comply with any provision of this Act or of any regulation made under this Act

(a) is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction and liable to a fine not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to both; or

(b) is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to a fine not exceeding one million dollars or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or to both.

Officers, etc., of corporations

(2) Where a corporation commits an offence under subsection (1), any officer, director or agent of the corporation who directed, authorized, assented to, acquiesced in or participated in the commission of the offence is a party to and guilty of the offence and is liable on conviction to the punishment provided for the offence, whether or not the corporation has been prosecuted or convicted.

Limitation period

(3) Proceedings by way of summary conviction in respect of an offence under paragraph (1)(a) may be instituted at any time within but not later than twelve months after the time when the subject-matter of the proceedings arose.

R.S., 1985, c. 24 (3rd Supp.), s. 1.

Exception, etc., need not be mentioned

29. (1) No exception, exemption, excuse or qualification prescribed by law is required to be set out or negatived, as the case may be, in an information or indictment for an offence under section 28 of this Act or under section 463, 464 or 465 of the Criminal Code in respect of an offence under section 28.

Burden of proof

(2) In any prosecution for an offence mentioned in subsection (1), the burden of proving that an exception, exemption, excuse or qualification prescribed by law operates in favour of the accused is on the accused and the prosecutor is not required, except by way of rebuttal, to prove that the exception, exemption, excuse or qualification does not operate in favour of the accused, whether or not it is set out in the information or indictment.

R.S., 1985, c. 24 (3rd Supp.), s. 1.

Certificate of analyst

30. (1) Subject to this section, a certificate of an analyst stating that the analyst has analysed or examined a product, material or substance and stating the result of the analysis or examination is admissible in evidence in any prosecution for an offence mentioned in subsection 29(1) and in the absence of any evidence to the contrary is proof of the statements contained in the certificate without proof of the signature or official character of the person appearing to have signed the certificate.

Attendance of analyst

(2) The party against whom a certificate of an analyst is produced pursuant to subsection (1) may, with leave of the court, require the attendance of the analyst for the purposes of cross-examination.

Notice

(3) No certificate shall be admitted in evidence pursuant to subsection (1) unless the party intending to produce it has, before the trial, given to the party against whom it is intended to be produced reasonable notice of that intention together with a copy of the certificate.

R.S., 1985, c. 24 (3rd Supp.), s. 1.

Trial of offence

31. A complaint or information in respect of an offence under section 28 may be heard, tried or determined by a provincial court judge or a justice if the accused is resident or carrying on business within the territorial jurisdiction of the provincial court judge or justice, although the matter of the complaint or information did not arise in that territorial jurisdiction.

R.S., 1985, c. 24 (3rd Supp.), s. 1.

Schedule I

(Sections 2, 6, 8 and 10)

Part I====== 1. Jequirity beans (abrus precatorius) or any substance or article made from or including jequirity beans in whole or in part.

2. Furniture and other articles for children that have a surface coating material that contains more than 90 mg/kg of total lead.

3. Yo-yo type balls and similar products made of a soft and pliable material and consisting of at least a ball or an object of any other shape that is attached to a stretchable cord, whether or not of the same material, that is capable of extending to at least 500 mm in length.

4. Products that are made in whole or in part of textile fibres — other than products included in items 5 and 13 of this Part and items 14, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31.1, 32, 40 and 46 of Part II of this schedule — and that, when tested in accordance with the Canadian General Standards Board standard CAN/CGSB 4.2 NO. 27.5-94 entitled Textile Test Methods – Flame Resistance – 45° Angle Test – One Second Flame Impingement, as amended from time to time, have a time of flame spread of either of the following:

(a) 3.5 seconds or less, if the product does not have a raised fibre surface; or

(b) 4 seconds or less, if the product has a raised fibre surface and exhibits ignition or fusion of its base fibres.

5. Children’s sleepwear — other than products included in item 40 of Part II of this schedule — in sizes up to and including size 14X that, when tested in accordance with the Canadian General Standards Board standard CAN/CGSB 4.2 NO. 27.5-94 entitled Textile Test Methods – Flame Resistance – 45° Angle Test – One Second Flame Impingement, as amended from time to time, have a time of flame spread of 7 seconds or less.

6. Spectacle frames that, in whole or in part, are made of or contain cellulose nitrate.

7. Toys, equipment and other products for use by a child in learning or play that are, in whole or in part, made of or impregnated with celluloid or cellulose nitrate, other than Ping Pong balls.

8. Toys, equipment and other products for use by a child in learning or play that contain any of the following substances :

(a) carbon tetrachloride or any substance containing carbon tetrachloride,

(b) methyl alcohol or any substance containing more than 1 per cent weight to volume of methyl alcohol,

(c) petroleum distillates or any substance containing more than 10 per cent weight to volume of petroleum distillates,

(d) benzene,

(e) turpentine or any substance containing more than 10 per cent weight to volume turpentine,

(f) boric acid or salts of boric acid, or

(g) ethyl ether,

where the substance can, under reasonably foreseeable circumstances, become accessible to a child or where the substance is a filling that may be released on breakage or leakage.

9. Toys, equipment and other products for use by a child in learning or play that have a surface coating material that contains any of the following substances:

(a) lead, the total content of which is more than 90 mg/kg;

(b)�(Repealed, SOR2010-225, s. 2)

(c) any compound of antimony, arsenic, cadmium, selenium or barium introduced as such if more than 0.1 per cent of such compound dissolves in five per cent hydrochloric acid after stirring for ten minutes at 20oC; or

(d) any compound of mercury introduced as such.

10. Toys, equipment and other products for use by a child in learning or play that

(a) make or emit noise exceeding one hundred decibels measured at the distance that the product ordinarily would be from the ear of the child using it;

(b) contain plant seeds as pellets for making noise, where the product is intended for use by a child of less than three years of age; or

(c) contain plant seeds as stuffing material.

11. Kite strings made of a material that is a conductor of electricity.

12. Baby walkers that are mounted on wheels or any other device permitting movement of the walker and that have an enclosed area supporting the baby in a sitting or standing position so that their feet touch the floor, thereby enabling the horizontal movement of the walker.

13. Bedding, except mattresses, that is made in whole or in part of textile fibres and that, when tested in accordance with the Canadian General Standards Board standard CAN/CGSB 4.2 NO. 27.5-94 entitled Textile Test Methods – Flame Resistance – 45° Angle Test – One Second Flame Impingement, as amended from time to time, has a time of flame spread of 7 seconds or less, if the bedding either

(a) does not have a raised fibre surface; or

(b) has a raised fibre surface and exhibits ignition or fusion of its base fibres.

14. Products for babies, including teethers, soothers and pacifiers, that are put in the mouth when used and that contain a filling that has in it a viable micro-organism.

15. Structural devices that position feeding bottles to enable babies to feed themselves therefrom while unattended.

16. Polycarbonate baby bottles that contain 4,4’ - isopropylidenediphenol (bisphenol A).

17. (Repealed, SOR/2009-109, s. 1)

18. Pencils and artists’ brushes that have a surface coating material that contains more than 90 mg/kg of total lead.

19. Ice hockey helmets that do not meet the requirements of Canadian Standards Association standard CAN/CSA-Z262.1-M90, entitled Ice Hockey Helmets, as amended from time to time.

20. Products for protecting the face of ice hockey and box lacrosse players that do not meet the requirements of Standard CAN 3-Z262.2-M78, Face Protectors for Ice Hockey and Box Lacrosse Players, a standard of the Canadian Standards Association, published in English in December, 1978 and in French in June, 1979.

21. Toys, equipment and other products for use in blowing balloons by a child that contain any aromatic, aliphatic or any other organic solvent, which solvent or any vapour therefrom may, during or as a result of the normal use of the product, be released directly into the mouth.

22. (Deleted, SOR/2001-270, s. 3)

23. Disposable metal containers that contain a pressurizing fluid composed in whole or in part of vinyl chloride and that are designed to release pressurized contents by the use of a manually operated valve that forms an integal part of the container.

24. (Deleted, SOR/93-235, s. 2)

25. (Deleted, SOR/2001-270, s. 4)

26. Liquids containing polychlorinated biphenyls for use in microscopy, including immersion oils but not including refractive index oils.

27. Kites that are, or contain any decorative or functional part or component that is, made of uninsulated metal that

(a) has a maximum linear dimension in excess of 150 mm (6 inches), or

(b) is plated or otherwise coated with a conductive film whose maximum linear dimension exceeds 150 mm (6 inches),

and that is separated from adjacent conductive areas by a non-conductive area of less than 50 mm (2 inches).

28. (Repealed, SOR/2007-259, s. 2)

29. Candles that are designed in such a manner that, when lighted and subsequently extinguished by any means, they re-ignite spontaneously.

30. Products made in whole or in part of textile fibres, intended for use as wearing apparel, that are treated with or contain tris (2,3 dibromopropyl) phosphate as a single substance or as part of a chemical compound.

31. Any substance used to induce sneezing, whether or not called “sneezing powder”, that contains

(a) 3,3′-dimethoxybenzidine (4,4′-diamino-3,3′-dimethoxybiphenyl) or any of its salts;

(b) plant products derived from the genera Helleborus (hellebore), Veratrum album (white hellebore) or Quillaia (Panama Wood);

(c) protoveratrine or veratrine; or

(d) any isomer of nitrobenzaldehyde.

32. Cutting oils and cutting fluids, for use in lubricating and cooling the cutting area in machining operations, that contain more than 50 micrograms per gram of any nitrite, when monoethanolamine, diethanolamine or triethanolamine is also present.

33. (Repealed, SOR/2009-192, s. 1)

34. Urea Formaldehyde based thermal insulation, foamed in place, used to insulate buildings.

35. Devices for use in motor vehicles for the purpose of restraining infants, which devices do not meet the requirements of Schedule 4 to the Motor Vehicle Restraint Systems and Booster Cushions Safety Regulations.

36. Any type of mechanism that

(a) resembles or is intended to resemble a bomb;

(b) is composed of a clock attached to or intended to be attached to an object that simulates an explosive, as defined in the Explosives Act; and

(c) is advertised, sold or imported as a consumer product.

37. (Repealed, SOR/2007-259, s. 3)

38. (Deleted, SOR/2001-270, s. 5)

39. Lawn darts with elongated tips.

40. (Repealed, SOR/2007-259, s. 4)

41. Cigarettes that, when tested in accordance with the method set out in the regulations, do not meet the requirements of the flammability standard set out in the regulations.

42. Jewellery that is produced, sized, decorated, packaged, adertised or sold in a manner that appeals primarily to a child under 15 years of age — except merit badges, medals for achievement or other similar objects normally worn only occasionally — and that contains more than 600 mg/kg of total lead and more than 90 mg/kg of migratable lead, when tested using practices that are in accordance with the principles set out in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s document entitled OECD Principles of Good Laboratory Practice, Number 1 of the OECD Series on Principles of Good Laboratory Practice and Compliance Monitoring, ENV/MC/CHEM(98)17, the English version of which is dated January 21, 1998 and the French version of which is dated March 6, 1998.

Part Ii====== 1. Chemical products as defined in the Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, 2001.

2. Containers as defined in the Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, 2001.

3. Glass doors and enclosures, as defined in the Glass Doors and Enclosures Regulations.

4. Corded window covering products, as defined in the Corded Window Covering Products Regulations.

4.1 (Repealed, 1997, c. 13, s. 63)

5. Consumer products containing lead as defined in the Consumer Products Containing Lead (Contact with Mouth) Regulations.

6. to 11. (Repealed, SOR/2001-270, s. 6)

12. (Repealed, SOR/2008-89, s. 2)

13. Toys, equipment and other products for use by a child in learning or play that

(a) are packaged in flexible film bags;

(b) are operated electrically;

(c) are or are likely to be used by a child of less than three years of age and have a component that is separable;

(d) have exposed metal edges;

(e) have embedded in them a wire frame or structure;

(f) are made, in whole or in part, of plastic that would, on breaking, expose sharp edges;

(g) have exposed wooden surfaces, edges or corners;

(h) are made, in whole or in part, of glass;

(i) have fasteners used in their construction;

(j) have a folding mechanism, bracket or bracing;

(k) contain, as an integral part, a spring-wound driving mechanism capable of injuring a child’s finger, other than construction toys;

(l) contain a projectile component, other than a rocketry component, capable of causing a puncture wound;

(m) are so designed and constructed that they

(i) are large enough for a child to enter or be placed therein, and

(ii) can be closed by a lid or door;

(n) are stationary and intended to bear the weight of a child;

(o) contain a surface, part or substance that during reasonably foreseeable use will or may become heated;

(p) contain a toxic substance other than a toxic substance named in item 8 of Part I of this Schedule;

(q) contain a corrosive substance, irritant or sensitizer; or

(r) are or are likely to be used by a child of less than three years of age and are made of or contain any plastic material.

14. Dolls, plush (raised fibre) toys and soft toys that have

(a) a fastening in them to attach parts, clothing or ornamentation;

(b) any stuffing in them;

(c) eyes or a nose the greatest dimension of which is 32 mm (1 1/4 inches) or less;

(d) an outer covering consisting in whole or in part of a flat or raised fibre textile material or natural fur;

(e) exposed surfaces consisting in whole or in part of yarn of spun staple or bulked continuous filament form;

(f) hair or mane, or simulated hair or simulated mane, consisting of material other than yarn described in paragraph (e); or

(g) a squeaker, reed, valve or similar device.

15. Pull and push toys that have shaft-like handles that are 10 mm (3/8 inch) or less in diameter.

16. Toy steam engines.

17. Finger paints.

18. Rattles.

19. Elastics intended for attaching toys, equipment or other products for use by a child in learning or play across a baby carriage, crib or playpen.

20. Batteries for use in or with any toy, equipment or other product for use by a child in learning or play.

20.1 Glazed ceramics and glassware, within the meaning of the Glazed Ceramics and Glassware Regulations.

21. (Deleted, SOR/98-175, s. 2)

22. Science education sets and their replacement chemicals as defined in the Science Education Sets Regulations.

23. Matches.

24. Charcoal for use in domestic cooking or heating.

25. Cribs, cradles and bassinets as defined in the Cribs, Cradles and Bassinets Regulations.

26. Playpens (play yards) for children.

27. Pacifiers and similar products for babies that are put in the mouth when used, except pacifiers described in item 14 of Part I of this schedule.

28. Kettles for household use that release lead into water boiled therein.

29. Carpets, carpeting (including carpet tiles), mats, matting and rugs (other than those that are one-of-a-kind, or Oriental rugs) that are made in whole or in part of textile fibres, that have not been treated with a fire retardant, and that when any sample thereof, consisting of 48 specimens measuring not less than 23 cm by 23 cm (approximately 9 inches by 9 inches) each, is tested in accordance with

(a) the normal sequential sampling plan set out in the Standard for Flammability of Soft Floor Coverings — Sampling Plans, being standard 4-GP-155 established by the Canadian Government Specifications Board, published in January, 1974, and

(b) method 27.6 of the Canadian Standard Textile Test Methods, being standard-GP-2 established by the Canadian Government Specifications Board, published in November, 1971,

the sample has a rate of flammability failure in excess of the rate permitted by standard 4-GP-155 for that sampling plan.

30. Carpets, carpeting (including carpet tiles), mats, matting and rugs (other than those that are one-of-a-kind, or Oriental rugs) that are made in whole or in part of textile fibres, that have been treated with a fire retardant, and that when any sample thereof, consisting of 48 specimens measuring not less than 23 cm by 23 cm (approximately 9 inches by 9 inches) each, is

(a) subjected to method 30.2 of the Canadian Standard Textile Test Methods, being standard 4-GP-2 established by the Canadian Government Specifications Board, published in November, 1971,

(b) tested in accordance with the normal sequential sampling plan set out in the Standard for Flammability of Soft Floor Coverings — Sampling Plans, being standard 4-GP-155 established by the Canadian Government Specifications Board, published in January, 1974, and

(c) tested in accordance with method 27.6 of the Canadian Standard Textile Test Methods, being standard 4-GP-2 established by the Canadian Government Specifications Board, published in November, 1971,

the sample has a rate of flammability failure in excess of the rate permitted by standard 4-GP-155 for that sampling plan.

31. Surface coating materials as defined in section 1 of the Surface Coating Materials Regulations.

31.1 Tents that are made in whole or in part of fabric or other pliable materials, including camping tents, play tents, ice-fishing tents and dining shelters but not including canopies, awnings, tarpaulins, tent trailers, air-supported structures or tents subject to the National Building Code of Canada, 1985, issued by the Associate Committee on the National Building Code, National Research Council of Canada.

32. Products intended, promoted or normally used for the purpose of being slept on that contain resilient material enclosed within a ticking, whether or not those products are commonly referred to as mattresses, other than

(a) mattress pads;

(b) sleeping bags;

(c) box springs and other mattress foundations and supports;

(d) parts of upholstered furniture that may be used for the purpose of being slept on that are not separate mattresses;

(e) infant product pads and crib mattresses; and

(f) one-of-a-kind prescription mattresses.

33. (Deleted, SOR/2001-270, s. 8)

34. Lighters as defined in the Lighters Regulations.

35. Cellulose fibre for use as loose fill thermal insulation in indoor building construction.

36. Glass containers of a capacity of 1.5 L or more containing a non-alcoholic carbonated beverage.

37. Infant feeding bottle nipples and other similar products that, when used, are put in the mouth of an infant.

38. Toys and child care articles composed of vinyl that contains phthalates within the meaning of the Phthalates Regulations.

39. Carriages and strolles for infants and children.

40. Children’s nightgowns, nightshirts, dressing gowns, bathrobes, housecoats, robes, pyjamas and baby-doll pyjamas in sizes up to and including 14X, other than

(a) those designed for use in a hospital;

(b) those designed for infants up to 7 kg;

(c) polo pyjamas; and

(d) sleepers.

41. Devices for restraining children in motor vehicles, other than seat belt assemblies for children that are sold, imported or advertised with motor vehicles as components thereof and replacements for such seat belt assemblies.

42. (Deleted, SOR/2001-270, s. 9)

43. (Repealed, SOR/2005-343, s. 2)

44. Asbestos products as defined in the Asbestos Products Regulations.

45. Any device for use in a motor vehicle for the purpose of seating a child in an elevated position on a vehicle seat in order to adapt the adult seat belt assembly of the motor vehicle to the child.

46. Expansion gates and expandable enclosures for children.

47. Residential detectors within the meaning of the Residential Detectors Regulations.

R.S., 1985, c. H-3, Sch.; SOR/85-378, 587; SOR/86-164(F), 943; R.S., 1985, c. 24 (3rd Supp.), s. 2; SOR/87-441, 442, 444; R.S., 1985, c. 15 (4th Supp.), s. 9; SOR/88-113, 150, 261, 557, 558; 1989, c. 7, s. 2; SOR/89-256, 324, 441, 442, 447; SOR/90-38, 219, 246; SOR/93-235, s. 2; 1997, c. 13, s. 63; SOR/98-175; SOR/99-472; SOR/2001-270; SOR/2003-332; 2004, c. 9, s. 3; SOR/2004-46; Canada Gazette Part II, err.(F), Volume 138, page 969; SOR/2005-110, 133, 343; SOR/2007-205, 259; SOR/2008-89, 190(F), 230; SOR/2009-109, 111, 180, 192; SOR/2010-53, 225, 262, 272, 297.

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Class A - Compressed Gas

Class B - Flammable and Combustible Material

Class C - Oxidizing Material

Class D - Poisonous and Infectious Material

Class E - Corrosive Material

Class F - Dangerously Reactive Material

R.S., 1985, c. 24 (3rd Supp.), s. 2.


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