Mar 7, 2017
Have Your Flares Expired?
If your flares have a manufacture date of 2013 or earlier they have or will expire this year. You can’t light them, throw them in the water or in your household garbage to dispose of them.
Disposing of expired flares has been an ongoing dilemma for boaters across the country. To help boaters dispose of expired flares in a safe and environmentally responsible manner CPS-ECP and selected CIL/Orion Dealers are hosting Safety Equipment Education and Flare Disposal Days. On these days, you will be offered the opportunity to learn about required safety equipment and you can bring your outdated flares to be properly disposed of, free of charge.
In accordance with Transport Canada requirements, flares are approved for four years from the date of manufacture. Typically, this means that boaters need to replace their flares every third or fourth boating season. If they have a manufacture date of 2013 or earlier they have expired or will expire during this boating season, boaters are required replace them… it’s the law!
Visit https://www.cps-ecp.ca/public/public.asp?WCE=C=47%7CK=240853%7CRefreshT=%7CRefreshS=%7CRefreshD=8 for dates and locations.