August 11, 2016
Canada has released SOR/2016-181 Kettles Regulations that specify that a kettle must release no more than 0.01 ppm lead when tested in accordance with the following test method:
I. Prepare the kettle for use in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions;
II. Place 1 L of distilled and deionized water in the kettle;
III. Heat and boil the water in the kettle, for a total of 15 minutes; and
IV. When the water has cooled to room temperature, measure the quantity of lead present in the water in terms of parts per million w/w, calculated on the basis of 1 L of water.
Published by the Canada Gazette on July 13, 2016, the regulations entered into force on June 22, 2016.