Textile Labelling and Advertising Regulations (C.R.C., c. 1551)

Regulations are current to 2018-07-05 and last amended on 2010-03-25. Previous Versions

 Where a consumer textile article is included in Schedule III and the disclosure label consists of a pre-printed list of generic names of textile fibres in alphabetical order with blank spaces left for the insertion of the percentages by mass of the total fibre mass of the article, the percentages, once inserted, do not have to be in order of predominance by mass and subparagraph 31(a)(ii) does not apply;

  • SOR/80-354, s. 2;
  • SOR/87-247, s. 11.

 Where the textile fibre content of a consumer textile article or a constituent part is in whole or in part unknown or practicably undeterminable, paragraph 31(a) does not apply with respect to the unknown or undeterminable fibres present in the article or constituent part if the following are shown:

  • (a) the presence of unknown, undetermined, miscellaneous or mixed fibres; and

  • (b) the aggregate amount in which such fibres are present in the article or constituent part.

  • SOR/91-477, s. 5.

 Where a textile fibre that is required by these Regulations to be shown by its generic name is a reclaimed fibre, the word “reclaimed”, “reprocessed” or “reused” shall be shown immediately preceding the generic name of the fibre.

Sections

  •  (1) Where a consumer textile article or a constituent part thereof described in paragraph 37(a) or (b) is made up of two or more sections, other than findings, that differ in textile fibre content, the textile fibre content of the article or constituent part shall be shown in the following manner:

    • (a) each section shall be named or described separately; and

    • (b) the textile fibre content of each section shall be shown separately and immediately following the name or description of the section.

  • (2) Where a consumer textile article is a foundation garment and two or more of the sections of which the garment is made up differ in textile fibre content and contain rubber, spandex, anidex or other elastomer, the percentage by mass of each fibre present in such elastic sections is not required to be shown.

  • SOR/91-477, s. 6.

Pile, Coated and Impregnated Fabrics

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), where a consumer textile article or constituent part thereof is, or is made of, a pile fabric that has a backing that differs in textile fibre content from the pile attached to it, the textile fibre content of the article or constituent part shall be shown in the following manner:

    • (a) as set out in section 31; or

    • (b) the textile fibre content of the pile attached to the backing shall be shown first, followed immediately by the textile fibre content of the backing, with a clear indication that, in the latter case, it is the textile fibre content of the backing that is being shown.

  • (2) The textile fibre content of a consumer textile article that is a floor covering with a backing that differs in textile fibre content from the remainder of the article shall be shown

    • (a) exclusive of the backing with a clear indication that the  textile fibre content of the pile, face or outer surface of the article is being shown exclusive of the backing; or

    • (b) with the textile fibre content of the pile, face or outer surface of the article shown first, followed immediately by the textile fibre content of the backing, with a clear indication that, in the latter case, it is the textile fibre content of the backing that is being shown.

  • (3) Where a consumer textile article or constituent part thereof is, or is made of, a coated or impregnated fabric that has a backing that differs in textile fibre content from the coating or impregnating compound, the textile fibre content of the article or part shall be shown in the following manner:

    • (a) as set out in section 31; or

    • (b) the textile fibre content of the coating or impregnator shall be shown first, followed immediately by the textile fibre content of the backing, with a clear indication that, in the latter case, it is the textile fibre content of the backing that is being shown.

  • SOR/89-213, s. 1;
  • SOR/96-92, s. 4.

Trimmings

  •  (1) Where a consumer textile article contains trimming in an amount greater than 15 per cent of the total outer surface area of the article, the textile fibre content

    • (a) of the article exclusive of such trimming and, where applicable, of any constituent part described in paragraph 37(a) or (b), or 38(1)(a) or (b) or any findings shall be shown; and

    • (b) of the trimming shall be shown

      • (i) separately from and in close proximity to the textile fibre content shown pursuant to paragraph (a), and

      • (ii) with a clear indication that it is the textile fibre content of the trimming that is being shown.

  • (2) The textile fibre content of a consumer textile article that contains trimming in an amount 15 per cent or less of the total outer surface area of the article shall be shown

    • (a) exclusive of the trimming with a clear indication that the textile fibre content of the article is being shown exclusive of the trimming; or

    • (b) as prescribed in subsection (1).

  • SOR/87-247, s. 14.

Linings, Interlinings, Paddings and Fillings

 Where a consumer textile article contains any of the following constituent parts:

  • (a) a lining for warmth or a laminated or bonded lining, or

  • (b) interlining, padding or filling for warmth

the textile fibre content of such constituent part shall be shown

  • (c) separately from and following the disclosure of the textile fibre content

    • (i) of the article exclusive of such part, and

    • (ii) where applicable, of any trimming, and

  • (d) with a clear indication that it is the textile fibre content of the constituent part that is being shown.

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), where a consumer textile article contains a textile fibre product

    • (a) as a filling for a purpose other than warmth, or

    • (b) as stuffing,

    the textile fibre content of the filling or stuffing shall be shown

    • (c) separately from and following the disclosure of the textile fibre content of the outer covering of the article and, where applicable, of any trimming; and

    • (d) with a clear indication that it is the textile fibre content of the filling or stuffing that is being shown.

  • (2) Where a consumer textile article that contains a textile fibre product described in paragraph (1)(a) or (b) is an article of upholstered furniture, a mattress, box spring, cushion, chair pad, pot holder, oven mitt, place mat or mattress protector, the textile fibre content of the filling or stuffing contained in the article is not required to be shown, but where any representation as to the textile fibre content is made, the textile fibre content of the filling or stuffing shall, subject to section 10, be shown in the manner prescribed in subsection (1).

  • SOR/87-247, s. 15;
  • SOR/94-247, s. 12.

Plumage

  •  (1) Where a consumer textile article consists wholly of plumage or contains plumage as a constituent part thereof and the plumage or part thereof does not comply with the description of down in paragraph 26(1)(c), the plumage or part thereof may be shown as down if it meets the composition requirements set out for commercial down in section 25.

  • (2) Where the plumage in a consumer textile article

    • (a) does not comply with the description of down in paragraph 26(1)(c) but meets the composition requirements set out for commercial down in section 25, and

    • (b) has no added feather or other textile fibre,

      the disclosure label shall bear the following statement:

      • This product contains an amount of feathers not exceeding that allowable by law.”
  • (3) Where a consumer textile article consists wholly of plumage or contains plumage as a constituent part and the plumage does not comply with the description of feather in paragraph 26(1)(d), the plumage shall be shown as landfowl feather, waterfowl feather or “(name of the bird) feather” if it meets the applicable composition requirements set out for commercial landfowl feather or commercial waterfowl feather in section 25.

  • SOR/79-79, s. 7;
  • SOR/87-247, s. 16.
 
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