Pest Control Products Regulations

Version of section 26 from 2014-08-26 to 2016-03-28:

Marginal note:Principal display panel
  •  (1) Unless otherwise specified by the Minister under subsection 8(2) of the Act, the principal display panel of a registered pest control product must show all of the following information:

    • (a) the product name of the pest control product, which may include a distinctive brand or trade-mark and the common chemical name of its active ingredient, if established;

    • (b) the product type of the pest control product, which must be descriptive of its purpose;

    • (c) the physical form of the pest control product;

    • (d) the product class designation of the pest control product as set out in section 5;

    • (e) information concerning the nature and degree of hazard inherent in the pest control product, which must identify the nature and degree of hazard by appropriate precautionary symbols and signal words selected from Schedule 3, together with a statement that indicates the nature of the primary hazard to which the symbol relates;

    • (f) the statement “READ THE LABEL BEFORE USING.”;

    • (g) if the pest control product has the product class designation “DOMESTIC”, the statement “KEEP OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN.”;

    • (h) a guarantee statement, as follows:

      • (i) the word “GUARANTEE”, followed by a colon,

      • (ii) the common chemical name of the active ingredient of the pest control product or, if it has no common chemical name, its chemical or other name,

      • (iii) the concentration of the active ingredient, expressed, if the pest control product is

        • (A) a liquid, as a percentage by mass, or as mass per unit volume, or both, as specified by the Minister in the conditions of registration under paragraph 8(1)(a) of the Act,

        • (B) a dust, wettable powder or other dry formulation, as a percentage by mass, or

        • (C) neither a liquid nor a dry formulation, in terms specified by the Minister in the conditions of registration under paragraph 8(1)(a) of the Act, and

      • (iv) the viscosity, specific gravity, particle size or any other property or characteristic that the Minister may specify in the conditions of registration under paragraph 8(1)(a) of the Act;

    • (i) the registration number of the pest control product, as follows: “REGISTRATION NO. (assigned registration number) PEST CONTROL PRODUCTS ACT” or “REG. NO. (assigned registration number) P.C.P. Act”;

    • (j) a declaration of net quantity of the product in the package, expressed

      • (i) by volume, if the product is a liquid or gas or is viscous,

      • (ii) by mass, if the product is a solid or pressure-packed, and

      • (iii) in terms specified by the Minister in the conditions of registration under paragraph 8(1)(a) of the Act, in any other case;

    • (k) the registrant’s name; and

    • (l) the name, postal address and telephone number of a contact person in Canada to which public inquiries may be directed.

  • Marginal note:Secondary display panel

    (2) Unless otherwise specified by the Minister under subsection 8(2) of the Act, the secondary display panel of a registered pest control product must show all of the following information:

    • (a) under the heading “DIRECTIONS FOR USE”, the directions for the use of the pest control product, including application rates, timing and frequency of application, and any limitations on its use;

    • (b) information that identifies any significant risk associated with the handling, storage, display, distribution and disposal of the pest control product, and instructions on procedures to reduce those risks and, if specified by the Minister in the conditions of registration under paragraph 8(1)(a) of the Act, instructions on decontamination procedures and disposal of the pest control product and its empty packages;

    • (c) under the heading “PRECAUTIONS”, information that identifies any significant risk to health, the environment or anything in connection with which the pest control product is to be used, and instructions on procedures to reduce that risk;

    • (d) under the heading “PRECAUTIONS”, the following statement:

      • (i) if the pest control product does not have the product class designation “DOMESTIC”: “KEEP OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN.”, or

      • (ii) if the pest control product is to be used only in the manufacture of another pest control product: “PREVENT ACCESS BY UNAUTHORIZED PERSONNEL.”;

    • (e) under the heading “FIRST AID”, instructions that

      • (i) set out the practical measures to be taken in the event of poisoning, intoxication or injury caused by the pest control product, and

      • (ii) include the statement “Take the container label or product name and Pest Control Product Registration Number with you when seeking medical attention.”;

    • (f) under the heading “TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION”, information that is essential to the treatment of persons who are poisoned, intoxicated or injured by the pest control product that includes all of the following:

      • (i) antidotes and remedial measures or, if no specific antidote or remedial measure exists, the statement “Treat symptomatically.”,

      • (ii) a description of the symptoms of poisoning or intoxication, and

      • (iii) a list of the components of the product, not including the active ingredient, that may affect the treatment; and

    • (g) the following notice to users: “NOTICE TO USER: This pest control product is to be used only in accordance with the directions on the label. It is an offence under the Pest Control Products Act to use this product in a way that is inconsistent with the directions on the label. The user assumes the risk to persons or property that arises from any such use of this product.”

  • SOR/2014-24, s. 13.
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