EU: Forum’s new project focuses on child-resistant fastenings

30 June 2015

Inspectors in 15 Member States will check the safety of packaging of hazardous substances and mixtures that consumers use. The inspections will run from July to December 2015 and focus on consumer products with hazardous substances or mixtures requiring child resistant fastenings.
The inspectors will also check the full packaging: it should not be misleading so that consumers would confuse it with foodstuff, animal feed, medicine or cosmetics. The requirement to close a packaging with child resistant fastening exists both under the Dangerous Preparations Directive and the CLP Regulation. The report will be published in June 2016 (ECHA News Item, 3 June 2015).
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