Leak Test Requirement for CCCR Regulated Products
By: Kirsten Alcock, Principal Product Safety Consultant, email
The requirement to have a leakage test done is not new to the CCCR regulations but we are finding it is very much overlooked.
Just this week, a product was recalled by Health Canada as the product was found to leak. This leak could potentially lead to consumers and their families being hurt as well as the workers who put these products on the shelves.
The leak test requirements for consumer chemical products required by the Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, 2001 under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act are found in the “Container” requirements of the CCCR regulations.
As it indicates, the test method to show that your product passes the leakage test is in Schedule 3.
The test method provides information on how to prepare the sample for testing, the temperature at which it must be tested, and the positioning of the test sample.
It is important that you do this test for your liquid products that are considered hazardous under the CCCR, 2001.
If you need help with testing your products or would like further information on the CCCR requirements for selling your products to Canada, do not hesitate to ask.
Kirsten Alcock, B.Sc. (Hons)
Principal Product Safety Consultant
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