Automotive and Household Maintenance Products Included in Canada’s New VOC Regulations

 In Cleaning Products, Consumer Products


Canada’s Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Regulations come into effect January 1, 2024. This is the deadline for most product categories including automotive and household maintenance products. These account for a significant number of products that are subject to the new regulations.

Dell Tech offers expertise in classifying and calculating VOC content per the Volatile Organic Compound Concentration Limits for Certain Products Regulations. Contact us today for VOC compliance support.

Examples of automotive and household maintenance products but are not limited to:

  • Automotive brake cleaner
  • Automotive wash (excluding products specific to locomotives or aircraft)
  • Windshield water repellent
  • Bathroom or tile cleaner
  • Dusting aids
  • General-purpose hard-surface cleaner

Schedule 1 of the regulations outlines the VOC limits for each sub-category of automotive and household maintenance products.

The Canadian Environmental Protection Act regulations set out additional requirements for record keeping, product labelling and reporting by an accredited laboratory.

Importers and manufacturers of automotive and household maintenance products are responsible for meeting the requirements of these new Canadian VOC regulations.

It is expected that companies will be in compliance by January 1, 2024. The regulations are also widely applicable to personal care products.

How Dell Tech Can Help:

Dell Tech’s knowledgeable consultants will assist your company with:

  • Classifying your product into the correct category, subcategory and corresponding VOC limits
  • Calculating your product’s VOC
  • Providing detailed reporting for each product, including VOC content calculations, classification and limits
  • Guiding you through options for reformulation or unit trades
  • Determining if any exemptions are applicable
  • Supplying a Letter of Acknowledgement for distributors/retailers

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