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Vaping Products Labelling and Packaging Regulations (SOR/2019-353)

Regulations are current to 2020-05-17 and last amended on 2019-12-25. Previous Versions

PART 2Labelling and Packaging — Protection of Human Health or Safety (continued)

Requirements (continued)

Child-Resistant Containers (continued)

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Marginal note:Documents

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     (1) The responsible person must prepare and maintain documents containing the following information and must keep those documents for a period of at least three years after the day on which the child-resistant container is manufactured or imported:

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      (a) the specifications critical to the child-resistant characteristics of the container, including

      • (i) the physical measurements within which the container retains its child-resistant characteristics,

      • (ii) if applicable, the torque that must be applied to open or close the container, and

      • (iii) the compatibility of the container and its closure system with the vaping substance that is to be placed into it; and

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      (b) the test results that demonstrate that the container and its closure system meet the requirements of a standard referred to in paragraph 51(1)(b).

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    Marginal note:Inspector’s request

    (2) In the case of a vaping substance for which a child-resistant container is required, the responsible person must provide an inspector with any of the documents that the inspector requests within 15 days after the day on which the request is received.

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Marginal note:Directions for opening and closing

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     (1) Directions for opening and, if applicable, closing a child-resistant container that meets the requirements of paragraph 51(1)(b) must be displayed on the closure system of the immediate container or on the display surface of the immediate container.

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    Marginal note:Exception — vaping device and vaping part

    (2) However, in the case of an immediate container that is a vaping device or vaping part, the directions may be displayed

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      (a) on a package containing the vaping device or vaping part, or on a leaflet that is inserted in the package; or

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      (b) if it is not packaged, on a tag that is attached to the vaping device or vaping part.

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Marginal note:Single-use immediate container

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     (1) Subject to subsections (3) and (5), the following statement must be displayed on the display surface of a child-resistant container that is an immediate container whose contents are to be used in their entirety immediately after the container is opened:

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    “USE ENTIRE CONTENTS ON OPENING. THIS CONTAINER IS NOT CHILD-RESISTANT ONCE OPENED.”

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    “UTILISER LA TOTALITÉ DU CONTENU APRÈS OUVERTURE. UNE FOIS OUVERT, LE CONTENANT N’EST PLUS UN CONTENANT PROTÈGE-ENFANTS.”

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    Marginal note:Exterior package

    (2) Subject to subsection (4), the statement must also be displayed on the display surface of the exterior package, if any.

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    Marginal note:Exception — immediate container

    (3) If the main display panel of the immediate container has an area of less than 45 cm2, the statement need not be displayed on the display surface of the immediate container.

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    Marginal note:Exception — exterior package

    (4) If the main display panel of the exterior package has an area of less than 45 cm2, the statement must be displayed on a tag attached to the immediate container.

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    Marginal note:Exception — immediate container that is not packaged

    (5) If the main display panel of the immediate container has an area of less than 45 cm2 and the immediate container is not packaged, the statement must be displayed on a tag attached to the immediate container.

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Marginal note:Toxicity information

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     (1) The following information must be displayed on the display surface of the immediate container of a vaping substance that contains nicotine in a concentration of 0.1 mg/mL or more:

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      (a) an exact reproduction, except with respect to size, of the hazard symbol set out in Schedule 1; and

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      (b) the following toxicity warning and first aid treatment statement:

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      POISON: if swallowed, call a Poison Control Centre or doctor immediately.”

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      POISON : en cas d’ingestion, appeler immédiatement un centre antipoison ou un médecin.

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    Marginal note:Exception — vaping device and vaping part

    (2) If the immediate container is a vaping device or vaping part and it is not packaged, the information must be displayed on a tag attached to the vaping device or vaping part, as the case may be.

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    Marginal note:Exterior package

    (3) The information must also be displayed on the display surface of the exterior package, if any.

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    Marginal note:Exception — exposure to vaping substance

    (4) However, the information is not required if exposure to a vaping substance that is in a form other than an aerosol is impossible during the reasonably foreseeable use of the container.

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Marginal note:Vaping device and vaping part

 Despite sections 56 and 57, the information required by those sections need not be displayed on the display surface of an immediate container that is a vaping device or vaping part.

Presentation of Information

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Marginal note:Languages, legibility and durability

 The information required under this Part must

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    (a) be displayed in both official languages;

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    (b) be clear and legible and remain so throughout the useful life of the vaping substance, or in the case of a refillable immediate container, throughout its useful life, under normal conditions of transportation, storage, sale and use; and

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    (c) be displayed in black type on a white background.

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Marginal note:Information in words — general rules

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     (1) If the required information is set out in words, the words must be displayed in a standard sans-serif type that

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      (a) is not compressed, expanded or decorative;

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      (b) as illustrated in Schedule 2, has a large x-height relative to the ascender or descender of the type;

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      (c) in the case of an immediate container or exterior package whose main display panel has an area equal to or greater than 45 cm2, has a minimum height of 3 mm and a minimum body size of 8 points; and

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      (d) in the case of an immediate container or exterior package whose main display panel has an area of less than 45 cm2, has a minimum height of 2 mm and a minimum body size of 6 points.

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    Marginal note:Measurement of height of type

    (2) The height of the type must be determined in accordance with subsection 28(2).

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    Marginal note:Characters in text

    (3) Each character in the text of the required information must have the same font and type size.

 
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