Vol. 145, No. 4 — February 16, 2011
SOR/2011-22 February 4, 2011
CANADA CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY ACT
ARCHIVED — Textile Flammability Regulations
P.C. 2011-58 February 3, 2011
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 Act (see footnote a), hereby makes the annexed Textile Flammability Regulations.
TEXTILE FLAMMABILITY REGULATIONS
1. The following definitions apply in these Regulations.
“bedding” « articles de literie »
“bedding” means bedding composed of textile fibres.
“textile products” « produits textiles »
“textile products” means products composed of textile fibres, other than bedding.
2. These Regulations apply to the importation, advertising and sale of textile products and bedding.
3. These Regulations do not apply to the following products:
(a) children’s sleepwear in sizes up to and including 14X;
(b) dolls, plush toys and soft toys;
(c) cribs, cradles and bassinets;
(e) expansion gates and expandable enclosures for children;
(f) carpets, carpeting, carpet tiles, mats, matting and rugs;
(g) tents, including dining shelters; and
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR FLAMMABILITY
Products without a raised fibre surface
4. (1) The flame spread time for textile products without a raised fibre surface must be greater than 3.5 seconds.
Products with a raised fibre surface
(2) The flame spread time for textile products with a raised fibre surface that exhibits ignition or fusion of its base fibres must be greater than 4 seconds.
5. The flame spread time for bedding without a raised fibre surface, or bedding with a raised fibre surface that exhibits ignition or fusion of its base fibres, must be greater than 7 seconds.
6. Flame spread time must be determined according to the Canadian General Standards Board standard CAN/CGSB-4.2 No. 27.5, entitled Textile Test Methods — Flame Resistance — 45° Angle Test — One-Second Flame Impingement, as amended from time to time.
COMING INTO FORCE
S.C. 2010, c. 21
7. These Regulations come into force on the day on which section 37 of the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act comes into force.
N.B. The Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement for these Regulations appears following SOR/2011-14.
S.C. 2010, c. 21