The Poison Information Center deadline for mixtures for industrial use only is approaching!
The Poison Information Center deadline for mixtures for industrial use only is approaching! – It is time for producers, importers and downstream users of mixtures for industrial use only to update their Poison Notification Reports. To fully comply with the harmonized information requirements set out in Annex VIII of the CLP Regulation, it is time for importers and downstream users of mixtures – intended for industrial use only – to update their poison emergency notifications. The second phase of Poison Center compliance comes into effect on January 1, 2024, and it is important that companies fully understand the associated changes, requirements and implications.
Mixtures for exclusive industrial use are mixtures that are used exclusively at industrial sites. Therefore, they are not available as a finished product or in diluted form for consumers or professional users (MiM). For example, a pigment or a particular automotive paint that is only used in a car factory. Mixtures for industrial use generally have a broader range of applications. These can also be used by professionals and/or consumers. Both as an end product and through reformulation. The conformity date for the harmonized notification of these mixtures for industrial use was 2021 and should cover all relevant user types.
From national to international
For mixtures for exclusive industrial use that have already been reported via national reporting systems before the 2024 deadline, a transition period has been introduced until January 1, 2025. After that date, the international PCN notification will be updated. ECHA is therefore offering stakeholders additional time to adapt their processes to the new rules. However, any changes to the composition, identification data, classification or toxicological information of mixtures already registered for exclusive industrial use will be subject to the new harmonized format before they are placed on the market.
Harmonized information requirements: What’s new?
To meet the harmonized information requirements under Annex VIII of CLP, importers and downstream users of mixtures for exclusive industrial use must provide comprehensive chemical composition information, toxicological information, product specifications and the Unique Formula Identifier (UFI) . Importantly, for mixtures for exclusive industrial use, there is the possibility of a “restricted submission.” In short, “restricted entries” do not have to include packaging information, but must clearly include a contact name, phone number and email address. This is so that emergency responders can quickly access additional product information at the scene.
UFI: Link notification and labeling
The UFI acts as a critical link between notification and actual labeling of hazardous mixtures. For hazardous mixtures accessible to consumers or professionals, the UFI number must be included on both the PCN notification and product labels. For mixtures intended for industrial use only, the mandatory indication of the UFI code is limited to the safety data sheet.
Identification of the main use of EuPCS
The categorization of the main uses of mixtures must be done according to the European Product Categorization System (EuPCS). Regardless of whether the mixture is an end product or has been reformulated, selecting the correct EuPCS category is critical. Siam can assist you with any uncertainties or inquiries regarding EuPCS changes (e.g. adding a new use).
With January 2024 fast approaching, the importance of understanding, preparing for, and adhering to the second compliance phase of the Poison Information Center cannot be overstated.
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This information has been compiled with the greatest possible care, in some cases from different information sources. (Interpretation) errors are not excluded. No legal obligation can therefore be derived from this text. Everyone dealing with this subject has the responsibility to delve into the matter!