FAQ on Type P650 Packaging

What is a Type P650 packaging?

How do I identify a Type P650 packaging?

Where can I get a Type P650 packaging?

What are the basic features of a Type P650 Packaging?

What are the quality management system requirements for a Type P650 Packaging manufacturer?

Must I register a Type P650 Packaging design?

Where can I obtain more information?

What is a Type P650 packaging?

A Type P650 Packaging (formerly referred to as a 1B container) is a packaging for the transport of certain infectious substances, as specified in the CAN/CGSB-43.125 standard. The construction and performance requirements for Type P650 Packaging are set out in CAN/CGSB-43.125 and are harmonized with Packing Instruction P650 of the UN Model Recommendations.

How do I identify a Type P650 packaging?

The marking required on the outer packaging of a Type P650 Packaging is specified in section 5.2 of the CAN/CGSB-43.125 standard. The marking is a diamond-shaped symbol with the text “UN3373”. This is considered to be a hybrid marking since it is already used as a dangerous goods safety mark in the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations representing Category B Infectious Substances.

Where can I get a Type P650 packaging?

Vendors of Type P650 Packaging

What are the basic features of a Type P650 Packaging?

A Type P650 Packaging is a triple packaging system consisting of:

  • (a) Inner packagings:
    • leakproof or siftproof primary receptacle(s);
    • leakproof or siftproof secondary packaging(s);
  • (b) an outer packaging with at least one surface having minimum dimension of 100mm x 100mm.

Either the secondary packaging(s) or the outer packaging must be rigid.

What are the quality management system requirements for a Type P650 Packaging manufacturer?

A Type P650 Packaging manufacturer must have and maintain a quality management system for each facility manufacturing the packagings in accordance with section 9.2 of the Standard.

Must I register a Type P650 Packaging design?

No. A Type P650 Packaging design does not need to be registered with Transport Canada.

Where can I obtain more information?

Email: tdgcontainers-tmdcontenants@tc.gc.ca
Please include the text "Packaging for infectious substances" in the subject line.

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