…Draft updated guidance on labelling and packaging under CLP

Version 2.0 of ECHA’s guidance on labelling and packaging in accordance with the CLP Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008 has been sent to ECHA’s Forum for Exchange of Information on Enforcement for consultation.

European Chemicals Agency (2016). Guidance on labelling and packaging in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008. Draft (PUBLIC) version 2.0. April 2016. http://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/13564/clp_labelling_packaging_guidance_v20_draft_forum_en.pdf

…Proposal for the harmonised classification and labelling of methylmercuric chloride

Under CLP, there is a legal obligation for suppliers to evaluate the hazards of chemicals (substances and mixtures) to be placed on the market, and to classify and label them appropriately. An option also exists for Member State Competent Authorities or industry to propose harmonised classification and labelling of a substance across Europe. Following the submission of a CLH dossier, ECHA organises a public consultation period of 45 days. Under this scheme, a proposal has been submitted by the French authorities to standardise the classification and labelling of methylmercuric chloride, including new classifications for carcinogenicity (Carc. 2), genotoxicity (Muta. 2) and effects on reproduction/development (Repr. 1A) and through milk (Lact. Effects). An increase in the severity of its existing harmonised classification for repeated dose toxicity (to STOT RE1, for the eyes, nervous system and kidneys) has also been proposed.

European Chemicals Agency (2016). CLH report. Proposal for harmonised classification and labelling based on Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 (CLP Regulation), Annex VI, Part 2. Methylmercuric chloride. Version 3. March 2016. http://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/2b9a522d-f97c-4ec9-82f0-c12c9347884f

The above items were taken from the June 2016 issue of Toxicology and Regulatory News which is sent automatically to members of bibra (click here)

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