Canada's Hazardous Products (Tents) Regulations

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Canada's Hazardous Products (Tents) Regulations are Canada's flammability specifications for tents.[1] While they use the same testing methods set out by CPAI-84, a voluntary industry standard set by the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), the Canadian specifications are more stringent than those set out by CPAI-84 and required by several U.S. states. The most current version of the Canadian regulation has been in place since June 20, 2011.[2]

This law defines tents as "shelters made in whole or in part of fabric or other pliable materials" and includes camping tents, dining shelters, gazebos, hunting blinds, ice-fishing tents, play tents, and teepees. It does not include air-supported structures, awnings, canopies, tarpaulins, temporary car shelters, tent trailers, or any tents subject to the National Building Code of Canada, 1985.[3]

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  1. "Hazardous Products (Tents) Regulations," SOR/90-245, CANADA CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY ACT, Registration 1990-04-26, Regulations Respecting the Advertising, Sale and Importation of Tents.
  2. Hazardous Products (Tents) Regulations, SOR/90-245, Accessed April 1, 2014.
  3. Industry Guide to Canadian Requirements for Tents, 2009.