expert, Dr. HingWo Tsang, explains the provisions in Canada’s draft regulation
revising the requirements for lead, mercury and the migration of five elements
in surface coating materials.
substances are regulated by several pieces of legislation under the Canada
Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA). The five elements are:
draft regulation – ‘Regulations Amending Certain Regulations Made Under the
Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (Surface Coating Materials)’ – was published
on April 24, 2021. The intent is to address gaps in the current regulatory
framework and create greater consistency across CCPSA regulations.
the provisions in the draft regulation are:
definition for surface coating material to create greater alignment with ASTM
definition for ‘accessible part’
the restriction of lead in applied surface coating materials on children’s
amendments to the requirements for applied surface coating materials
a complete overview of current requirements and the changes that are being
proposed, view SGS’s original SafeGuard 054/21.
consultation period for the draft regulation will end on July 3, 2021.
Amendments will then become effective 180 days after the day of publishing in
Canada Gazette, Part II.
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industry. Read the full Canada Consults Over
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