The requirements for classification and labelling of biocidal products are laid down in BPR Article 69. In addition to the information specified therein, labelling in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 (CLP) is required.
The CLP Regulation is the European implementation of the Globally Harmonised System (GHS) and replaced the provisions of the Dangerous Substances Directive 67/548/EEC (DSD) and the Dangerous Preparations Directive 1999/45/EC (DPD) as of June 1st 2015.
Article 46 of the CLP specifies time intervals for checking compliance with the regulation every 5 years. The first report was issued in 2012, requiring member states to re-examine the proper application of the CLP. The second review began in January 2018. Due to increased market surveillance and enforcement, more compliance checks are expected. Not only is the correct labelling examined, but also whether labelling is in accordance with the information from the Safety Data Sheet (SDS). The CLP Regulation foresees penalties for non-compliance with labelling requirements. Depending on the type or container size of your product, correct labelling according to BPR and CLP can be a major challenge.
- We can support you in the design of CLP and BPR-compliant labels.
- We also offer compliance checks of existing product labels.
- If your safety data sheets need to be updated or recreated – we will be happy to advise you!