Monday, March 25, 2013European Commission

New spray cans labelling

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Due to the changes of the CLP Regulation (Classification, Labelling, Packaging of chemical substances and mixtures), the Directive 75/324 dealing with spray cans shall be adapted. This is the reason for the Directive 2013/10, dated 19 March 2013, which modifies mainly the labelling rules applicable to spray cans.

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As per the wording of this new Directive, each aerosol dispenser or where particulars cannot be put on the aerosol dispenser due to its small dimensions (maximum capacity of 150 ml or less) a label attached thereto must bear the following particulars in visible, legible and indelible characters:

Whatever its content

The hazard statement: "Pressurized container: May burst if heated"

The precautionary statements
> Protect from sunlight
> Do not expose to temperatures exceeding 50°C/122°F
> Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces - No smoking
> Keep out of reach of children (when the spray can is a consumer product)
> Pressurized container. Do not pierce or burn, even after use
> Any additional operating precautions which alert consumers to the specific dangers of the product; if the aerosol dispenser is accompanied by separate instructions for use, the latter must also reflect such operating precautions.

When the spray can is classified as "non flammable"

• The signal word: “Warning”

When the spray can is classified as "flammable"

• The signal word: "Warning" and the other label elements for "Flammable Aerosols Category 2".

When the spray can is classified as "extremely flammable"

The signal word: "Danger" and the …

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