CCCR 2001: Canadian Consumer Label Review and Advice – Compliance with the Law
By: Kirsten Alcock, Manager of Product Safety, email
One of our core services at Dell Tech Laboratories is providing advice on your current labels – these labels can be registered and non-registered. Many of our clients are not aware of the vast number of services we have at Dell Tech so I thought I’d provide a little more guidance on how the Product Safety Division at Dell Tech can help you with your Consumer Chemical and Containers Regulations (CCCR, 2001) Canadian Consumer Label/Retail requirements.
Consumer products must be accurately labeled in order to be sold in North America. Many are not aware of the very unique requirements that come with selling a product in Canada. The CCCR, 2001 and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) are very different in their requirements for labels. Some of our clients are shocked at the many differences between the countries. Any product that is manufactured for non-commercial purposes, such as household and personal use, must adhere to the specific consumer regulations and hazardous material classifications. Conducting a consumer chemical label review is recommended to ensure your product is meeting the regulations. Dell Tech will work with you to ensure that the label itself contains the requirements for the CCCR but also make sure that you are not making any claims that could put you into another category such as a Drug Identification Number (DIN) or Natural Health Product (NHP) product for Canada. There is a fine line sometimes by what you can and cannot claim.
Chemical consumer products include, but are not limited to, dishwashing detergents, cleaners, air fresheners, and paints. These are common items you may find on the shelf of a retail store. It is important to note that consumer products do not include products that require specific registrations, such as drugs, cosmetics, disinfectants, pesticides, and natural health products.
As consumer products are sold and used in different environments than workplace products, separate regulations are required to address the hazards that may be unique to each scenario. For example, toxic consumer products may require child-resistant packaging, which would not be necessary within a workplace. Health Canada has placed all of this information into the regulations but if you are not sure where to look, that’s where the Dell Tech expertise and advantage comes into play. Our trained experts know where to look in the regulations to help you determine the requirements.
Dell Tech has given many FREE webinars on consumer regulations in the past but for those of you that were not aware, you can find some useful information here to help guide you. This particular link discusses the difference between the CCCR and the CPSC requirements. Although we share a border, we are both very unique in our requirements. Dell Tech has expertise in both the CCCR, 2001 and the United States CPSC.
We know end-user safety is of paramount importance to you and your organization. Let Dell Tech help you keep customers safe while ensuring compliance with Canada’s Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, 2001 (CCCR 2001). Our knowledgeable and professional Technical Consultants will review chemical product formulations and provide a report including a template with the bilingual precautionary text necessary for your product label. If you require Technical Consulting to ensure your chemical product label is compliant with Health Canada’s Consumer Product Safety Division, contact Dell Tech today! We have been in the business for more than 40 years. This is something unique to Dell Tech. Trust the name that has been in the business for many years.
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