Inspectors to check duty to notify mixtures for poison centres


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The Enforcement Forum has agreed to check the compliance of companies that have a duty to notify mixtures to the Poison Centre Notification portal. The Forum and BPRS also agreed to take steps to make their work more transparent.

Helsinki, 5 November 2020 – The Forum decided that its pilot project in 2022 will focus on how companies comply with their duty to notify hazardous mixtures (e.g. detergents, paints, adhesives) to the Poison Centre Notification portal.

Companies must provide information about the mixtures to relevant national bodies. This information is then made available to poison centres so they can give advice to citizens or medical personnel in the event of a poisoning.

The obligation to notify certain hazardous mixtures placed on the market for consumer and professional use applies from 1 January 2021. The Forum will start preparing its pilot project in 2021 and plans to carry out inspections from the second half of 2022 until mid-2023. The project report is expected in early 2024.

Further to this, the Forum reviewed the results of the REF-7 project on registration, while the Biocidal Products Regulation Subgroup (BPRS) reviewed the findings of the BEF-1 project on treated articles. The reports for these projects are planned for publication towards the end of 2020.

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