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ECHA | New product categories for notifying poison centres

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ECHA has updated the European product categorisation system (EuPCS). The changes include new and expanded categories and improved product descriptions to help notifiers accurately describe the intended uses of their hazardous mixtures.

Several new product categories have been added including ‘Adhesive removers’, ‘Tyre care products’, ‘Field marking paint’, ‘Gas products for multiple intended uses’, ‘Glass/window treatment products’, ‘Products for care and maintenance of plants’ and ‘Metal surface treatment products’.

The updated EuPCS will be included in the poison centre notification format and made available in the dossier preparation tools in April with the next release of IUCLID. The EuPCS practical guide, which provides adetailed description of each product category and examples of product types, is available in 23 EU languages.

Updates to the EuPCS provide clarity and consistency to the notification process, helping notifiers accurately describe the intended uses of their mixtures to safeguard consumer safety.



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