Too early to revise hazard labels, EC confirms

There is no need to revise rules on the classification, labelling and packaging of chemical products, a commission report has concluded

There is no need to revise rules on the classification, labelling and packaging (CLP) of chemical products to improve information on hazards, the European Commission has concluded in a report to the European Parliament and Council of Ministers.

The commission was required by law to assess whether the CLP regulation should be amended, based on a study by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).

The report, issued last week, confirms it is too early to amend the regulation given consumers are still getting used to hazard labels introduced in December 2010. In addition, new labelling provisions on mixtures, which represent the bulk of domestic products, will not become mandatory until June 2015.

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