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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
K1A 0L2


Note: These methods are provided to facilitate laboratory procedures only. It is the trader's responsibility to ensure that the product is tested according to, and meets the requirements of, the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA) and its Regulations.

  • Flammability of textiles (F01) Effective 2015-01-15
  • Test method for the flammability of toys (dolls, plush toys and soft toys) (F02) Effective 2009-11-24
  • Test method for evaluating textile floor coverings for flame resistance (F04) Effective 2011-09-20
  • Test method for evaluating mattresses for combustion resistance by the cigarette test (F06) Effective 2013-11-29
  • Test Method for Cellulose Insulation (F08) Effective 2011-09-21
  • Test method for the flame resistance of tents (F16) Effective 2015-05-19
  • Test method for the flammability of children's sleepwear (F17) Effective 2014-04-23
  • Test method for lighters (F19) Effective 2013-03-15
  • Test method for matches (F20) Effective 2014-08-18