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UK Revises GB Mandatory Classification and Labelling List

SafeGuardSHardgoods, Softlines, Personal and Protective Equipment, Toys and Juvenile Products, Electrical & Electronics, AutomotiveNovember 06, 2023

SG 143/23

The United Kingdom’s HSE has amended its GB mandatory classification, labeling and packaging (CLP) list for substances and mixtures. The revised entries will become effective on April 20, 2025.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) of the United Kingdom (UK) government has issued the second edition of its GB mandatory classification and labeling list (GB MCL list), an important directory that is revised annually for the classification and labeling of substances and mixtures for manufacturers, importers, downstream users and distributors based in and supplying Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales).

The revised GB MCL list contains several important changes. It:

  • Adds/revises GB MCL list for the 98 substances included in the first GB CLP Agency recommendation to ministers and agreed by ministers, including but not limited to:
    • Boric acid and several boron-containing compounds
    • Bisphenol A (BPA) and bisphenol S (BPS)
    • Two dibutyltin compounds
  • Brings several editorial changes for clarity

The revised entries entered into force on October 20, 2023, and will apply from April 20, 2025.

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