A one-year delay to the harmonised poison centre notifications submission deadline for mixtures for consumer use is an opportunity for suppliers to address the new compliance requirements – not to relax.
Regulation (EU) 2017/542 harmonises the requirements for poison centre notifications (PCN) for all EU member states (including the EEA countries Iceland and Norway). It amends the CLP regulation (EC) 1272/2008 and introduces the new annex VIII. Receiving the most publicity so far is a new requirement for a unique formula identifier (UFI) that will have to be included in the label of many hazardous mixtures. However, that is only one of the requirements that need to be addressed in the context of PCN according to CLP Article 45/ annex VIII.
If you would like to read more about the challenges ahead, download the full article or contact the author (Christoph Schwarz, Expert for Product Safety and Poison Centre Notification).