Canadian Consumer Compliancy: CCCR 2001 – Child-Resistant Container Requirements


By: Kirsten Alcock, Manager of Product Safety, email

The Canadian Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, 2001 (CCCR, 2001) contains some of the regulations that we must follow when classifying, packaging, and labeling a non-registered hazardous product for Canada. There are many requirements for CCCR 2001 consumer labels in Canada and in our experience, we have found that many of them that are on the shelf in Canada do not meet compliance. 

Today I would like to discuss the need for Child-Resistant Containers (CRCs). If a product is required to have CRC in the United States, it doesn’t necessarily mean that one is required within Canada. The requirements between the two countries are different. If you are going to sell your product in Canada, be sure to know when a CRC is required.

Not all classifications under the CCCR require a CRC. You will need to go to the CCCR regulations, determine your classification, and from there, the guidance will exist regarding when/if a CRC is needed.

If we look at Corrosive Products, in particular, you will see that the regulations indicate that a CRC is required:

child resistant containers requirements

From there, you’ll need to go into section 27 for further details. As you can see below, there are two categories that require CRC: Very Corrosive and Corrosive products.

child-resistant containers

If you are having difficulty determining the requirements for your compliant consumer CCCR 2001 package and label in Canada and would like our help, do not hesitate to contact us. We have been classifying products for consumer regulations for more than 40 years and have the expertise in-house to help you keep your product compliant with the current regulations as they stand today.

For further information on our services, please contact:

Dell Tech
Kirsten Alcock, B.Sc. (Hons) 
Manager, Product Safety Group

Dell Tech has provided professional, confidential consulting services to the chemical specialty

industry in Canada, the USA, Europe, and Asia for the last 40 years.

Contact us today for more information.

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