Labelling Corner

Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act

The Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act is a regulatory statute. It requires that prepackaged consumer products bear accurate and meaningful labelling information to help consumers make informed purchasing decisions. The Act prohibits the making of false or misleading representations and sets out specifications for mandatory label information such as the product's name, net quantity and dealer identity. The Act allows designated inspectors to: enter any place at any reasonable time; examine prepackaged products, open packages, examine and make copies of documents or papers; and seize products, labelling, packaging or advertising material which do not conform with the Act and Regulations.

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Textile Labelling Act

The Textile Labelling Act is a regulatory statute. It requires that consumer textile articles bear accurate and meaningful labelling information to help consumers make informed purchasing decisions. The Act prohibits the making of false or misleading representations and sets out specifications for mandatory label information such as the generic name of each fibre present and the dealer's full name and postal address or a CA identification number. The Act allows designated inspectors to: enter any place at any reasonable time; examine textile fibre products, open packages, examine and make copies of documents or papers; and seize products, labelling, packaging or advertising material which do not conform with the Act and Regulations.

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Precious Metals Marking Act

The Precious Metals Marking Act is a regulatory statute. It provides for the uniform description and quality marking of precious metals articles (articles made with gold, silver, platinum or palladium) to help consumers make informed purchasing decisions. The Act prohibits the making of false or misleading representations related to precious metal articles. It also requires that dealers who choose to mark their articles with representations related to the precious metal quality, do so as prescribed by the Act and the Regulations. The quality mark must be accompanied by a trade-mark that has been applied for or registered with the Registrar of Trade Marks, Canadian Intellectual Property Office, Industry Canada. The Act allows designated inspectors to: enter a dealer's premises at any reasonable time; require precious metal articles to be made available for inspection; and seize any article that is not marked in accordance with the Act and Regulations.

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