M-5, r. 1 - Regulation respecting stuffing and upholstered and stuffed articles

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1. Scope: This Schedule defines the classification and designation of stuffing that may be used under the Act respecting stuffing and upholstered and stuffed articles (chapter M-5).
2. Classification:
There are 7 classes of stuffing:
— Cotton
— Hair
— Feathers and down
— Cellular products
— Man-made or manufactured fibers
— Natural and miscellaneous fibers
— Recycled fibers
3. Designation:
(3.1) Cotton
(3.1.1) Cotton linters — Fibrous growth removed from cottonseed subsequent to ginning.
Cotton linters shall not contain any foreign material. Leaves or hulls not exceeding 5% by weight shall be allowed.
(3.1.2) White cotton felt — Felt made mainly of a mixture of whitish cotton linters and fibers and of miscellaneous white fibers.
(3.2) Hair — Filamentous epidermal outgrowth covering the body, and making up the mane or tail of mammals such as horses, cattle, pigs, goats, etc.
(3.3) Feathers and down
(3.3.1) Feathers — Feathers coming from all kinds of domestic fowl or water fowl, other than down.
(3.3.2) Down — Breast feathers or down from duck, goose or any other water fowl provided that, if other feathers from such birds are included, those feathers are not more than 30 mm in length and the weight of such feathers does not exceed 15% of the actual weight of feathers and down.
(3.4) Cellular products
(3.4.1) Foam — Polymerized material made of cells produced chemically or physically. The term “foam” shall be preceded by the generic name of the more usual substance. Ex.: rubber foam, latex foam, polyurethane foam.
(3.4.2) Additional terms
( Shredded foam — Foam that has been subjected to a shredding process.
( Cemented foam — Foam that has been shredded or broken into pieces and whose pieces were cemented together by means of any process.
( Molded foam — Foam that has been molded in the shape in which it is intended to be used.
(3.5) Man-made or manufactured fibers
(3.5.1) Cellulose fibers — Fibers manufactured from a regenerated cellulose substance and described by the most usual generic process. Ex.: Acetate, rayon, triacetate, etc.
(3.5.2) Polymer fibers — Fibers manufactured from substances made up of a long chain synthetic polymer and described by the most usual generic name. Ex.: polyurethane, polyester, vinyl chloride, acrylic, polyamide, nytril, etc.
(3.5.3) Fiberglass — Fibers, filaments or thread produced from glass.
(3.6) Natural or miscellaneous fibers
(3.6.1) Vegetal fibers — Wood or other vegetable growth reduced to a fibrous state, not otherwise described hereafter.
(3.6.2) Sawdust — Fine wood particles obtained from various wood cutting processes.
(3.6.3) Wood chips — Curled wood shavings free from other by-products such as sawdust.
(3.6.4) Coco fibers — Fibrous substance coming from the outside shell of coconuts.
(3.6.5) Esparto fibers — Fibers from either of 2 Spanish and Algerian grasses (stipa tenacissima and ligeum spartum).
(3.6.6) Flax fibers — Fibers derived from the plant of the genus (linum usitatissimum).
(3.6.7) Jute fibers — Fibers obtained from various species of East Indian plants (Corchorus) of the Linden family.
(3.6.8) Sisal fibers — Leaf fiber derived from agave (agava sisalana) and species of the family of agaves.
(3.6.9) Kapok — Fibers from seeds of the kapok tree fruit (ceiba pentranda).
(3.7) Refabricated new material — Any stuffing made from a product which has already been manufactured for a given use (but has never been used) and subsequently shredded, cut or reduced to a fibrous state by means of any process. Such stuffing shall be identified by the term “recycled fibers”.
(3.8) Other stuffing — Any other stuffing approved by the chief inspector.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. M-5, r. 1, Sch. 3; O.C. 1978-89, s. 6.