Chemical products with old labels off the shelves

From 1 June 2017, it will no longer be possible to sell chemicals that are not in accordance with the Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulation.

Prepare for CLP. Chemical products with old labels off the shelves

Since 2015, we have seen more and more products bring new labels on packaging and labels. The orange-colored symbols are replaced by pictograms, which are white with a red frame. In addition, there have been more symbols.

CLP intends to ensure protection of health and the environment through standardized and global classification and labeling of chemicals. CLP is based on the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).
Companies must classify, label and package their hazardous chemicals appropriately before placing them on the market. To have an opportunity to sell products with an old label, a two-year deadline was given.

If you still have products on your shelves with labels following the requirements of the previous legislation, you must now make sure that the products are either no longer placed on the market or re-classified and re-labelled in accordance with CLP.

Are you unsure whether your business is well prepared for CLP? Read our tips here.

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