Textile Labelling Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. T-10)

Act current to 2017-12-11 and last amended on 2011-11-29. Previous Versions

Textile Labelling Act

R.S.C., 1985, c. T-10

An Act respecting the labelling, sale, importation and advertising of consumer textile articles

Short Title

Marginal note:Short title

 This Act may be cited as the Textile Labelling Act.

  • R.S., c. 46(1st. Supp.), s. 1.

Interpretation

Marginal note:Definitions

 In this Act,

advertise

publicité ou annonce

advertise means make any representation to the public by any means whatever, except a representation on a label, for the purpose of promoting directly or indirectly the sale of a textile fibre product; (publicité ou annonce)

analyst

analyste

analyst means a person designated as an analyst by the Commissioner pursuant to section 7; (analyste)

apply

Version anglaise seulement

apply means, in respect of a label, to attach to, imprint on, include in or cause to accompany in any other way a textile fibre product; (Version anglaise seulement)

Commissioner

commissaire

Commissioner means the Commissioner of Competition appointed under the Competition Act; (commissaire)

consumer textile article

article textile de consommation

consumer textile article means

  • (a) any textile fibre, yarn or fabric, or

  • (b) any product made in whole or in part from a textile fibre, yarn or fabric

that is in the form in which it is or is to be sold to any person for consumption or use, other than consumption or use in the manufacturing, processing or finishing of any product for sale; (article textile de consommation)

dealer

fournisseur

dealer means a person who is a manufacturer, processor or finisher of a textile fibre product or a person who is engaged in the business of importing or selling any textile fibre product; (fournisseur)

fabric

tissu

fabric means any material woven, knitted, crocheted, knotted, braided, felted, bonded, laminated or otherwise produced from, or in combination with, a textile fibre; (tissu)

inspector

inspecteur

inspector means a person designated as an inspector pursuant to the Department of Industry Act for the purpose of the enforcement of this Act; (inspecteur)

label

Version anglaise seulement

label means any label, mark, sign, device, imprint, stamp, brand or ticket; (Version anglaise seulement)

Minister

ministre

Minister means the Minister of Industry; (ministre)

prescribed

Version anglaise seulement

prescribed means prescribed by the regulations; (Version anglaise seulement)

sell

vendre

sell includes

  • (a) offer for sale, expose for sale and have in possession for sale, and

  • (b) display in such manner as to lead to a reasonable belief that the product so displayed is intended for sale; (vendre)

textile fibre

fibre textile

textile fibre means any natural or manufactured matter that is capable of being made into a yarn or fabric and, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, includes human hair, kapok, feathers and down and animal hair or fur that has been removed from an animal skin; (fibre textile)

textile fibre product

produit de fibres textiles

textile fibre product means

  • (a) any consumer textile article, or

  • (b) any textile fibre, yarn or fabric used or to be used in a consumer textile article. (produit de fibres textiles)

  • R.S., 1985, c. T-10, s. 2;
  • 1992, c. 1, s. 145(F);
  • 1995, c. 1, ss. 62, 63;
  • 1999, c. 2, ss. 52, 53.

Prohibitions

Marginal note:Prohibition respecting consumer textile articles

 No dealer shall sell, import into Canada or advertise

  • (a) a prescribed consumer textile article unless the article has applied to it a label containing a representation with respect to the textile fibre content of the article; or

  • (b) any consumer textile article that has applied to it a label containing a representation with respect to the textile fibre content of the article unless the label is applied to it in accordance with and complies with all applicable provisions of this Act.

  • R.S., c. 46(1st Supp.), s. 3.
Marginal note:Prohibition respecting advertising

 No dealer shall, in advertising a consumer textile article, make any representation with respect to the textile fibre content of the article except in accordance with the regulations.

  • R.S., c. 46(1st Supp.), s. 4.
Marginal note:Representations relating to consumer textile articles
  •  (1) No dealer shall apply to a consumer textile article a label, or sell, import into Canada or advertise a consumer textile article that has applied to it a label containing any false or misleading representation that relates to or may reasonably be regarded as relating to the article.

  • Marginal note:Representations relating to textile fibre products

    (2) No dealer shall, by means of a label, advertising or otherwise, make any false or misleading representation that relates to or may reasonably be regarded as relating to a textile fibre product.

  • Marginal note:Definition of "false or misleading representation"

    (3) For the purposes of this section, false or misleading representation includes

    • (a) any representation in which expressions, words, figures, depictions or symbols are arranged or shown in a manner that may reasonably be regarded as likely to deceive any person with respect to textile fibre content;

    • (b) any expression, word, figure, depiction or symbol that implies or may reasonably be regarded as implying that a textile fibre product contains any fibre, fur or hair not contained in the product; and

    • (c) any description of the type, quality, performance, origin or method of manufacture or production of a textile fibre product that may reasonably be regarded as likely to deceive any person with respect to the matter so described.

  • R.S., c. 46(1st Supp.), s. 5.

Labels

Marginal note:Label containing representation respecting textile fibre content

 Each label containing a representation with respect to the textile fibre content of the consumer textile article to which it is applied shall

  • (a) be applied to the article in such form and manner as may be prescribed; and

  • (b) show, in such form and manner as may be prescribed,

    • (i) the generic name of each textile fibre comprising five per cent or more by mass of the total fibre mass of the article,

    • (ii) subject to the regulations, such percentage by mass of the total fibre mass of the article as each textile fibre named pursuant to subparagraph (i) comprises,

    • (iii) the identity of the person by or for whom the consumer textile article was manufactured or made, and

    • (iv) such other information and representations as may be required by the regulations to be included in the label.

  • R.S., 1985, c. T-10, s. 6;
  • 1993, c. 34, s. 119.

Analysts

Marginal note:Designation of analysts by Commissioner

 The Commissioner may designate as an analyst for the purposes of this Act any person who, in his opinion, is qualified to be so designated.

  • R.S., 1985, c. T-10, s. 7;
  • 1999, c. 2, s. 53.
 
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