New National Tent Standard Covering Flammability and Labeling Published in Canada
A look at Canada's new national standard covering flammability and labeling requirements for tents.
Published in April 2020 by the Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) CAN/CGSB-182.1-
· Camping tents
· Backpacking tents
· Suspended tents
· Children's tents
· Tent trailers
· Ice-fishing tents
· Dining shelters
· Sun shelters
· Screen houses
It does not apply to:
· Indoor tents
· Tents that are not intended to shelter people
· Tents used for commercial purposes only
· Tents subject to the National Building Code of Canada.
In addition to labeling requirements, the new national standard covers performance requirements and test methods for the assessment of tent material flammability. These should cover the tent when it is brand new, and after leaching and after weathering.
Stakeholders should be aware Health Canada is still advising manufacturers to conform to the current requirements – Tent Regulation (SOR/2016-185)
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