Flammability Methods

The following test methods are available from the Product Safety Laboratory by contacting:

Quality System Manager
Product Safety Laboratory
Health Canada
Postal Locator: 6402A1
1800 Walkley Road
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada
K1A 0L2

Note: Regulated parties are responsible for ensuring that their products are compliant with the applicable Act and Regulations. Health Canada's Product Safety Laboratory (PSL) test methods are not mandatory. It is the regulated parties' responsibility to ensure that their products are assessed according to the applicable requirements. PSL test methods are made available to assist industry in understanding how Health Canada assesses products for compliance with mandatory regulatory requirements. Only test methods or test parameters that are prescribed within the applicable Act and Regulations are mandatory methods that must be used by regulated parties. In cases where a specific test method or test parameters are not set out in the applicable Act or its Regulations, a regulated party may use the test procedures or equipment of their choice, ensuring that they are suitable for determining compliance with prescribed requirements.

The test method effective date referred to below is used for version control purposes only and indicates the most current edition of the method.

  • Flammability of textiles (F01) Effective 2020-03-03
  • Flammability of toys (dolls, plush toys and soft toys) (F02) Effective 2020-07-20
  • Flame resistance of textile floor coverings (F04) Effective 2020-03-12
  • Test method for evaluating mattresses for combustion resistance by the cigarette test (F06) Effective 2017-04-25
  • Test method for cellulose insulation (F08) Effective 2019-10-25
  • Flame resistance of tents (F16) Effective 2018-12-21
  • Flammability of children's sleepwear (F17) Effective 2018-02-21
  • Test method for lighters (F19) Effective 2019-09-10
  • Test method for matches (F20) Effective 2019-07-11
  • Ignition propensity of cigarettes and cigars (F26) Effective 2019-05-30
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