CCCR 2001 and 60 mL “Gorilla” Bottles

CCCR 2001 and 60 mL “Gorilla” Bottles

We are happy to see that more and more Canadian E-liquid Manufacturers (even some outside of Canada) are opting to follow the Consumer Chemical Containers Regulations 2001. We believe these existing regulations, along with the Food and Drugs Regulations are a perfect fit for e-liquid and in some cases it IS the law that must be followed in Canada (i.e. French AND English).

Product labeling is extremely important in terms of providing basic consumer information, safety information and protection. Health Canada has also taken note of the standards we have adopted and is currently considering options for regulations under the current Bill S-5 legislation.

Recently, there has been a significant “boom” in the market with the appearance of 60 mL “Gorilla” bottles. They seem to be everywhere we look.

This, in and of itself is not a bad thing, but it is very important to note that the size of the Main Display Panel dictates the sizes of the Hazard Symbol (Skull) and Signal Word (DANGER).

At a glance, a majority of the bottles that we’ve seen have a Hazard Symbol and Signal Word that are much smaller than the regulations would dictate. Also, many may not qualify for the Exemption – Small label, thus would require more information than at 30 mL bottle (for example). This is important to note for any size bottle that is produced. The size of the bottle will dictate what information is required or optional as well as the required size of certain items.

In order to properly implement the CCCR 2001, different bottle sizes must be evaluated separately. In an effort to simply this process for the industry, we do have a page that will tell you exactly what is required and at what sizes they need to be. We highly recommend that you use the ECTA Label Policy in your label design process.

NOTE: Display Surface means the portion of the surface area of a container on which the information required by these Regulations can be displayed. It does not include the surface area of the bottom, of any seam or of any concave or convex surface near the top or the bottom of a container.

It does NOT mean the size of the label.

It’s all there… All you have to do is enter the measurements matching the size of your bottle(s), check the box to indicate if it will contain nicotine and click the Calculate button.

Based on the measurements from a couple of different 60 mL bottles, the following was the result:

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