Consumer paints or other similar surface coating materials; specific consumer products (pencils, artist brushes, furniture and products for children) that have applied to them a paint or other similar surface coating material or a sticker, film or other similar material; Surface treatment and coating (ICS 25.220), Products of the chemical industry (ICS 71.100), Paints and varnishes (ICS 87.040), Paint ingredients (ICS 87.060), Furniture (ICS 97.140), Miscellaneous domestic and commercial equipment (ICS 97.180), Equipment for children (ICS 97.190), Toys (ICS 97.200.50)
Regulations Amending Certain Regulations Made Under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (Surface Coating Materials) (26 pages, available in English and French)
Requirements to limit lead, mercury or certain other harmful elements (i.e., antimony, arsenic, cadmium, selenium or barium) in surface coating materials or in applied surface coating materials on various consumer products are currently set out in the Surface Coating Materials Regulations, the Toys Regulations, the Carriages and Strollers Regulations, the Cribs, Cradles and Bassinets Regulations, the Expansion Gates and Expandable Enclosures Regulations and the Playpens Regulations under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA). The proposed Regulations would a) expand the meaning of a surface coating material; b) introduce a 90 mg/kg total lead limit in surface coating materials applied to furniture; c) remove the restrictions on lead, mercury and certain other harmful elements in surface coating materials applied to parts of products that are inaccessible; d) remove an outdated test method for the migration of certain harmful elements in applied surface coating materials; e) require testing to be done in accordance with a method that conforms to good laboratory practices; and f) ensure consistency between regulations. The proposed Regulations also include a few housekeeping amendments.