SAFEGUARDS | Consumer GoodsNO. 059/22
On May 3, 2022, the European Union (EU) issued Regulation (EU) 2022/692 to amend Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 on Classification, Labeling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures (CLP Regulation, consolidated version to March 2022).
The latest amendment is the eighteenth adaptation to technical and scientific progress (ATP-18) to the CLP Regulation and contains changes to the list of chemicals falling under Annex VI to the CLP Regulation. This revision contains important changes to Table 3 of Part 3 under Annex VI ‘List of Harmonized Classification and Labeling of Hazardous Substances.’ It:
- Adds 39 new entries, including two dibutyltin analogues, bisphenol S (BPS) as a reprotoxic category 1B substance, benzophenone as a carcinogenic category 1 B substance and melamine as a carcinogenic category 2 substance
- Replaces 17 entries, including bisphenol A (index no 604-030-00-0) with additional classification and labeling information
- Deletes 1,5-naphthylene diisocyanate (Index No 615-007-00-X)
According to ATP-18, it will enter into force on May 23, 2022.
The latest amendment will become effective on November 23, 2023 – substances and mixtures may be classified, labeled and packaged in accordance with this revision before this date.
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