Glazed Ceramics and Glassware Regulations

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Glazed Ceramics and Glassware Regulations

SOR/98-176CANADA CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY ACT
Registration 1998-03-19
Glazed Ceramics and Glassware Regulations
P.C. 1998-400  1998-03-19His Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Health, pursuant to section 5Footnote a of the Hazardous Products Act, hereby makes the annexed Hazardous Products (Glazed Ceramics and Glassware) Regulations.
Return to footnote aR.S., c. 24 (3rd Supp.), s. 1Interpretation

1 The definitions in this section apply in these Regulations.

cups and mugs
cups and mugs means small hollow-ware used for the consumption of liquids. (tasses et chopes)
drinking vessel
drinking vessel means any hollow-ware from which one can drink liquids. (récipient à boire)
flatware
flatware means a product having an internal depth not exceeding 25 mm, measured vertically from the lowest interior point to a horizontal plane passing through the point of overflow. (vaisselle plate)
good laboratory practices
good laboratory practices means practices similar to those set out in the OECD Principles of Good Laboratory Practice, Number 1 of the OECD Series on Principles of Good Laboratory Practice and Compliance Monitoring, ENV/MC/CHEM (98) 17, the English version of which is dated January 21, 1998 and the French version of which is dated March 6, 1998. (bonnes pratiques de laboratoire)
hollow-ware
hollow-ware means a product having an internal depth greater than 25 mm, measured vertically from the lowest interior point to a horizontal plane passing through the point of overflow. (vaisselle creuse)
large hollow-ware
large hollow-ware means hollow-ware with a capacity of 1.1 L or more. (grande vaisselle creuse)
permanent warning
permanent warning means a warning that remains legible for the lifetime of the product under normal conditions of use and cleaning. (mise en garde permanente)
pitcher
pitcher means a large hollow-ware vessel that is commonly used for storing and dispensing liquids but does not include a creamer, a coffeepot or a teapot. (pichet)
product

product means a product that has all of the following characteristics:

(a) it is completely or partly made of ceramic or glass;
(b) it is completely or partly covered with a coating, glaze or decoration that contains lead or cadmium; and
(c) it is used in storing, preparing or serving food, as defined in section 2 of the Food and Drugs Act. (produit)

small hollow-ware
small hollow-ware means hollow-ware with a capacity of less than 1.1 L. (petite vaisselle creuse)

SOR/2007-30, s. 2;
SOR/2009-179, s. 6.

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Authorization

2 A product may be advertised, sold or imported if it meets the requirements of these Regulations.
SOR/2009-179, s. 7.
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3 [Repealed, SOR/2009-179, s. 7]
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Leachability Limits for Lead and Cadmium

4 No product of a product category set out in column 1 of an item of the table to this section, when tested in accordance with the method set out in item 1 of the schedule, shall release lead in excess of the leachability limit set out in column 2 of that item or cadmium in excess of the leachability limit set out in column 3 of that item, unless the product is identified or displays a permanent warning in accordance with section 6.
TABLE

Item
Column 1
Column 2
Column 3

Product Category
Leachability Limit for Lead (milligrams per litre)
Leachability Limit for Cadmium (milligrams per litre)

1
Flatware
3.0
0.50

2
Small hollow-ware, other than cups or mugs
2.0
0.50

3
Large hollow-ware, other than pitchers
1.0
0.25

4
Cups and mugs
0.5
0.50

5
Pitchers
0.5
0.25

5 No drinking vessel with a distinctive exterior decorative pattern within 20 mm of the rim, when tested in accordance with the method set out in item 2 of the schedule, shall release lead in excess of 4 mg/L or cadmium in excess of 0.4 mg/L.
SOR/2007-30, s. 3.
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Identification and Warning

6 A product that is not for food use and that releases lead or cadmium in excess of the leachability limits set out in the table to section 4 shall:

(a) be identified by a design feature, such as a hole or a mounting hook, that renders the product unsuitable for the storing, preparing or serving of food; or

(b) display, in both official languages and in capital letters of not less than 3 mm in height, a permanent warning consisting of one of the following texts or a similar text, as may be appropriate:
DANGER!
CONTAINS LEAD — CONTIENT DU PLOMB
DO NOT USE FOR FOOD — NE PAS UTILISER POUR LES ALIMENTS
DANGER!
CONTAINS CADMIUM — CONTIENT DU CADMIUM
DO NOT USE FOR FOOD — NE PAS UTILISER POUR LES ALIMENTS
DANGER!
CONTAINS LEAD AND CADMIUM — CONTIENT DU PLOMB ET DU CADMIUM
DO NOT USE FOR FOOD — NE PAS UTILISER POUR LES ALIMENTS

Repeal

7 [Repeal]

Coming into Force

8 These Regulations come into force on March 19, 1998.

SCHEDULE(Sections 4 and 5)Test Methods

1 To determine whether a product releases lead or cadmium, the following method, which is based on the International Organization for Standardization standard ISO 6486-1:1999, Ceramic ware, glass-ceramic ware and glass dinnerware in contact with food — Release of lead and cadmium — Part 1: Test Method, second edition, 1999-12-15, shall be used:

(a) handwash the product using a non-acidic detergent solution, rinse with distilled water and air dry;
(b) fill the product to within 5 mm of the level of overflowing with an extraction solution of 4% (volume/volume) of acetic acid in water;
(c) cover the product with an inert opaque cover and allow to stand for 24 hours at 22°C ± 2°C;
(d) stir the extraction solution to ensure homogeneity taking care not to abrade the surface of the product;
(e) take an aliquot of the extraction solution and, within 8 hours, analyze the solution using an analytical technique that is in accordance with good laboratory practices; and
(f) express the results as the quantity of the lead or cadmium in milligrams per litre of the extraction solution.

2 To determine whether a drinking vessel bearing a distinctive exterior decorative pattern within 20 mm of the rim releases lead or cadmium, the following method, which is based on a standard of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM C927-80), reapproved 2004, Standard Test Method for Lead and Cadmium Extracted from the Lip and Rim Area of Glass Tumblers Externally Decorated with Ceramic Glass Enamels, shall be used:

(a) handwash the drinking vessel using a non-acidic detergent solution, rinse with distilled water and air dry;
(b) measure the internal volume of the drinking vessel in millilitres by filling with distilled water to within 5 mm of the level of overflowing and record the internal volume (V2);
(c) discard the water and invert the drinking vessel in an appropriate laboratory glassware container whose diameter is a minimum of 1.25 times and a maximum of 2 times the external diameter of the test specimen as measured at the rim;
(d) add to the laboratory glassware container the volume of an extraction solution of 4% (volume/volume) of acetic acid in water that is sufficient to permit the drinking vessel to be submerged in 20 mm of the solution and record the volume of extraction solution used (V1);
(e) cover the laboratory glassware container with an inert opaque cover and allow to stand for 24 hours at 22°C ± 2°C;
(f) remove the drinking vessel and stir the extraction solution to ensure homogeneity;
(g) take an aliquot of the extraction solution and, within 8 hours, analyze the solution using an analytical technique that is in accordance with good laboratory practices; and

(h) express the results as the quantity of the lead or cadmium in milligrams per litre of the extraction solution relative to the internal volume of the drinking vessel as follows:

(C × V1) / V2
where


is the concentration of lead or cadmium in milligrams per litre in the extraction solution,

V1 
is the volume in millilitres of the extraction solution used, and

V2 
is the internal volume in millilitres of the drinking vessel.

SOR/2007-30, ss. 4, 5.
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