Consumer Product Regulations – Canada

The Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, 2001 (CCCR, 2001) establish classification criteria, labelling and packaging requirements for chemical products used by consumers.

The classification criteria are based on a scientific assessment of the hazards that a product may pose during foreseeable use. Labelling and packaging requirements are determined from the product classification. The labelling takes the form of hazard symbols, warning statements, safety instructions and first aid statements. In some cases, child-resistant packaging is also required.

Types of products

Consumer chemical products include a wide range of products used in and around the home including cleaners, detergents, paints, air fresheners, adhesives and paints. These products are subject to recall if they are improperly labeled or packaged.

TSG can help

We can assist with navigating the following areas of consumer product compliance and safety regulations including:

  • Providing expert opinions on technical matters involving chemicals in consumer products
  • Developing consumer product hazard labels compliant with Canada Consumer Products Safety Act (CCSPA) and Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, 2001 (CCCR, 2001) regulations
  • Preparing hazard assessments and record keeping requirements
  • Evaluating product compliance under federal chemical laws, such as New Substances, VOCs and phosphates

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TSG provides companies with high-quality regulatory and scientific consulting services. We aim to understand our clients' goals and objectives, learn the scientific and technical aspects of projects and anticipate compliance challenges to plan a strategic path forward. TSG's team of experts is deadline-focused, responsive and committed to professionalism. We have the utmost respect for the confidentiality of our work, strong project management skills, and take great measure to cultivate long-term partnerships with clients.

Our professionals

TSG’s consumer products team specializes in developing consumer product labels compliant with CCSPA, preparing hazard assessments, and evaluating product compliance under Canadian law.

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Frequently asked questions

Consumer Chemicals are any product used in or around the home such as cleaners, detergents, air fresheners, paints & stains, adhesives, caulking, fire pots. It does not include Food, Drugs, Pesticides, Tobacco or Vaping Products.

No. The hazard classification, packaging and labelling requirements for Consumer Chemicals in Canada are different than the requirements under the US Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA) and the Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA).

Yes. Any Consumer Chemical Products classified as Toxic, Very Corrosive, Corrosive require Child-resistant Containers and record keeping requirements for 3 years after manufacture or import of the product.

Manufacturers and Importers of Consumer Chemicals must:

  1. i) prepare and maintain documentation supporting the classification. Packaging and labelling of products for at least 3 years after manufacture or import of the product.
  2. ii) provide that documentation within 15 days after a request from an inspector

TSG’s Professionals can quickly and accurately review your products to determine the correct classification, packaging and labelling requirements and supporting documentation for record keeping.

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