Labeling Flame Colourant Packets
By: Ivy Tang, Product Safety Specialist, email
Flame colourant packets are a fun way to add some extra pizazz to your campfire or backyard fire pit. However, Health Canada has received over 70 incident reports related to these products between 2019 and 2020. Many consumers are unaware that these packets are to be thrown, unopened, into a fire. Exposure and ingestion of these chemical products can result in severe health effects- even death- especially in children.
If you are a flame colourant manufacturer or distributor, now is the time to make sure that your products are properly labeled and compliant under the Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations (CCCR), 2001. Dell Tech can assist by conducting a thorough hazard assessment of your product, and by providing labeling and packaging guidance. Health Canada regularly reviews product compliance and will issue product recalls when necessary, in order to keep the public safe.
If you are a consumer, always make sure to read and follow the written instructions and warnings. Do not open the colourant packets, and call a poison centre or doctor if exposed. Report all incidents to Health Canada.
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