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VOC content limits for regulated consumer products

VOC Content Limits (expressed as percent by weight) and Effective Dates for Regulated Consumer Products

Regulated Consumer Products [1]

Maximum Limits of VOC Content and Effective Dates

1 Apr 2007

1 Jan 2008

1 Jan 2009

Air Freshener [2]

     

Double phase aerosol air freshener

 

25

-

Single phase aerosol air freshener

 

30

 

Dual purpose aerosol air freshener and disinfectant

-

60

-

Air freshener in the form of liquid or pump spray

   

18

Air freshener in the form of solid or gel

 

-

3

Floor Wax Stripper [3]

     

For light or medium build-up of polish

   

3

For heavy build-up of polish

-

-

12

Hairspray

80

 

55

Insect Repellent  

     

Aerosol insect repellent

-

-

65

Insecticide [4]

     

Flea and tick insecticide

-

25

-

Insecticide fogger

-

45

-

Aerosol lawn and garden insecticide

-

20

-

Aerosol crawling bug insecticide

-

-

15

Aerosol flying bug insecticide

-

-

25

Multi-purpose Lubricant (excluding product in the form of solid or semi-solid)

-

50

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[1] Fragrances incorporated into a regulated consumer product, up to a combined level of 2% by weight of the product, shall be excluded in calculating the VOC content of the product.

[2] Air fresheners, less exempt compounds, if comprising entirely of fragrance are exempted from this Regulation and the VOC limits shall not apply.

[3] For floor wax stripper, the limits refer to the VOC content after dilution as calculated according to the dilution ratio specified by the manufacturer of the products.

[4] Insecticides containing at least 98% paradichlorobenzene and bait station insecticides are exempted from this Regulation and the VOC limits shall not apply. Bait station insecticides are containers enclosing an insecticidal bait that is not more than 14.2 grams by weight, where the bait is designed to be ingested by insects and is composed of solid material feeding stimulants with less than 5% by weight of active ingredients.

 

User review date: 
Thursday, 28 December, 2017