PMRA Interim Order to Regulate Certain Ultraviolet and Ozone Disinfecting/Sanitizing Devices Published
By: Joe McCarthy, Lab Service Manager/Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist, email
On June 7th, 2021, the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) issued an interim order (IO) in response to the significant increase in the sale and use of UV and ozone-generating devices intended to control or kill bacteria and viruses (including SARS-CoV-2 – the virus that causes COVID-19). The order adds certain UV and ozone-generating devices under Schedule 1 of the Pest Control Products Regulations and requires registration under the Pest Control Products Act.
Under the Interim Order;
- UV and Ozone generating devices regulated as Medical Devices or for Municipal water treatment are exempt from the Pest Control Products Act.
- Some UV devices will be exempt from registration as Pest Control Products devices if certain conditions are met for both the device and labeling of the device.
- No Ozone generating devices are exempt from registration as Pest Control Products devices, other than those regulated as Medical Devices or for Municipal water treatment.
- There is a 30-day transition period ending July 7th, 2021 to comply with the Interim Order requirements (for example, removing devices from the market that have unproven claims or devices that do not meet electrical safety requirements).
Do you know if your device is a Medical Device or a Pest Control Product?
Do you understand the criteria to be exempt from registration?
Do you what the effectiveness and safety requirements are for your device?
Do you know how and where to apply for registration?
Joe McCarthy, Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist
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