Health Canada has updated their Product Safety Laboratory test methods
On March 10, 2022, Health Canada issued a notice that the following Product Safety Laboratory (PSL) test methods had been updated.
- Method C03: Determination of Leachable Arsenic (As), Selenium (Se), Cadmium (Cd), Antimony (Sb) and Barium (Ba) in Applied Coating
- Method C42: Determination of para-Phenylenediamine (PPD) in cosmetics and similar consumer products by GC-MS
- Method M00.2: Sharp Edges
- Method M03: Flexible Film Bags
- Method M08: Playpens
- Method M12.2: Cradles
- Method F01: Flammability of Textiles
Health Canada noted that these test methods are not mandatory and are only made available for the industry to better understand how Health Canada evaluates product compliance against regulatory requirements. Regulated parties must only use the test methods or parameters specified within the applicable Act or Regulations. If the Act or Regulations does not set out specific test methods or parameters, a regulated party may use test methods of their choice, ensuring that they are appropriate for determining product’s compliance with specified requirements.
A complete list of available test methods can be found on https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/consumer-product-safety/product-safety-testing.html
Copy of the test methods can be requested by contacting Health Canada Consumer Product Safety Office via email email@example.com
SGS is committed to providing information about development in regulations for consumer products as complimentary services. Through a global network of laboratories, SGS provides a wide range of services including physical/mechanical testing, analytical testing and consultancy work for technical and non-technical parameters applicable to a comprehensive range of consumer products. In the end, it’s only trusted because it’s tested. Contact us for more information or visit our website.
For inquiries, please contact:
SGS Connectivity & Products
Technical Manager (Hardlines)
t: +1 (905) 364-3757
© SGS Société Générale de surveillance SA - 2022 - All rights reserved - SGS is a registered trademark of SGS Société Générale de surveillance SA. This is a publication of SGS, except for 3rd parties’ contents submitted or licensed for use by SGS. SGS neither endorses nor disapproves said 3rd parties contents. This publication is intended to provide technical information and shall not be considered an exhaustive treatment of any subject treated. It is strictly educational and does not replace any legal requirements or applicable regulations. It is not intended to constitute consulting or professional advice. The information contained herein is provided “as is” and SGS does not warrant that it will be error-free or will meet any particular criteria of performance or quality. Do not quote or refer any information herein without SGS’s prior written consent.