Finalized Vaping Products Labeling and Packaging Regulations
By: Ivy Tang, Product Safety Specialist, email
Final Vaping Products Labelling and Packaging Regulations (VPLPR) were published in the Canada Gazette, Part II on December 24th, 2019 and will come into force on July 1st, 2020. Vaping labels that are currently following the CCCR 2001 regulations may be updated now to meet the new requirements. Labels must include:
- A standardized nicotine concentration statement. If the product does not contain nicotine, a phrase may be chosen from a list of permitted expressions.
- A health warning, followed by attribution to Health Canada.
- Toxicity statement, first aid statement, and the skull and crossbones symbol.
- A list of ingredients, with new requirements on the disclosure of flavoring elements.
The exemptions for small-sized containers have changed as well. Tags attached to the immediate container, or leaflets may be used in certain instances.
As of January 1st, 2021, all immediate containers that are vaping devices, parts, or contain a vaping substance with more than 0.1mg/mL nicotine must be child-resistant.
The final regulations can be read here.
Please note that the proposed Vaping Products Promotion Regulations (VPPR) have been published and are open for opinion. The VPPR outlines measures that can reduce the impact of vaping product promotion on youth. The proposed regulations can be found here.
If you are unsure how to update your labels and packaging accordingly, reach out to Dell Tech today.
Dell Tech Laboratories
Ivy Tang, B.Sc.
Product Safety Specialist
519-858-5021 ext 2043