The risk of mislabeling of consumer chemicals

[vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”1367″ img_size=”full”][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Numerous products that we use in our daily lives such as cleaning products, detergents, candles, air fresheners, etc., contain chemical substances that may pose a health risk, so they are subject to a strict regulation that includes, among other issues, a correct labeling with the necessary information to protect consumers (eg information on the dangers of substances and / or mixtures, corresponding precautions for use, etc …). All this information must be accessible to the consumer before purchasing the product including also in online sale.

However, the results of a recent survey carried out by the French authorities in which more than 2000 products have been analyzed, have shown that a significant percentage presented deficiencies. Specifically, 94 of the 188 analyzed samples corresponding to household fragrances, candles, incenses and cleaning products, do not comply with the applicable regulation mainly due to the lack of mention of sensitizing substances, absence of danger pictograms, non-conforming pictograms and wrong labeling language. These errors, in addition to involving a risk to the health of consumers, were withdrawn from the market, with the consequent economic and reputational cost.

From Sigillum Knowledge Solutions we want to remember the importance of complying with the regulations applicable to chemical products such as REACH and CLP, in particular with regard to the labeling and classification of mixtures.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]

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