Regulations Prohibiting the Manufacture and Import of  Wheel Weights Containing Lead in Canada

The Regulations would put into effect a general prohibition on the manufacture and import of wheel weights containing more than 0.1% by weight of lead.

Consultation on proposed regulations

The proposed Prohibiting the Manufacture and Import of Wheel Weights Containing Lead in Canada Regulations were published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on July 3, 2021. These proposed regulations consider comments received on the 2014 and 2017 consultation documents. The proposed regulations are open for a 70-day public comment period ending on September 11, 2021. All comments on the proposed regulations are welcomed on the new Canada Gazette Online Regulatory Consultation System. The comments received will be considered in developing the final regulations.

Related links

Consultation on risk management options for lead wheel weights (2014)

Consultation on regulations to prohibit the manufacture and import of lead wheel weights (2017)

Response to comments received on the 2017 consultation document

Toxic substances list: lead

Reference Method for the Determination of Lead in Wheel Weights, Ammunition and Fishing Sinkers and Jigheads

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