CANADA: Health Canada's Consumer Product Safety Program published new test method for Corded Window Coverings (M22)
JULY 2020 – RELEVANT FOR: HARDLINES
On 19 June 2020, Health Canada's Consumer Product Safety Program published a new test method for Corded Window Coverings (M22)1.
The method describes test procedures for corded window coverings, in order to verify if the product
meets the mechanical requirements of Corded Window Covering Regulations (SOR/2019-97)2.
The test method contains eight major sections pertaining to product evaluation:
4.1 Examination of packaging, product and instructions provided
4.2 Permanency of the labels
4.3 Indelibility of the printing
4.4 Installation in accordance with the instructions provided
- Procedure for determining whether the product can be assembled, installed and operated in accordance with the instructions provided.
4.5 Reachable cords – length
- Procedure for determining if reachable cords with one free end or reachable cords between two consecutive contact points – excluding those found in completely bounded openings – are greater than 22 cm in length
4.6 Reachable cords – completely bounded openings
- Procedure for determining if a completely bounded opening forms a perimeter of 44 cm or more and is comprised of at least 22 cm of reachable cord.
4.7 Two reachable cords
- Procedure for determining if two reachable cords with one free end can produce a resulting cord that is greater than 22 cm in length after each cord has been pulled and connected end to end.
4.8 90 n push/pull test
- Procedure for determining whether accessible components affixed to the product become detached under a force of 90 N applied in any direction. Components that are able to be detached from the product shall be assessed to see if they fit in the small parts cylinder.
 M22 (Drop an email here to request for a copy)