CCCR 2001 – Child-Resistant Container Requirements and Toxic Classifications
By: Kirsten Alcock, Principal Product Safety Consultant, 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. Note that I say some. There are many other requirements that go into properly packaging a product for sale in Canada.
One question that we are typically asked refers to the need for Child-Resistant Containers (CRCs) in Canada. If a product is required to have CRC in the United States, it doesn’t necessarily mean that one is required within Canada. While you are certainly permitted to use a CRC in Canada if it’s not required, why do it? CRC’s are very expensive.
Not all classifications under the CCCR, 2001 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 products considered Toxic Product under the CCCR, 2001, you will see that the regulations indicate that a CRC is required when the following is met:
Note that there are exemptions as well.
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.
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