Sensitizing (allergenic) product
It is important to reduce the risk of allergies in people who come in contact with hygiene and cleaning products. The core requirement excludes sensitizing products.
- Technical specification
- Chemical products
The product shall not be classified with the following hazard class and hazard statements in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP regulation), neither in EU-harmonized classification (in accordance with appendix VI in the CLP regulation) nor in self-classification.
The product shall also not be subject to labeling requirements with the text "Contains (the name of the sensitizing substance). May cause an allergic reaction” (EUH208) according to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on classification, labeling and packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP Regulation).
Classification in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008
Respiratory or skin sensitization
Products where the labelling with EUH 208 is caused by the classification of the ingredient enzymes.
The supplier shall, upon request, be able to present any of for example the following:
- Valid license for any of for example the following labels:
Good Environmental Choice for chemical products, version 2018:1
Nordic Ecolabelling for:
Cleaning products, version 6
Hand dish washing detergents, version 6
Dish washer detergents and rinsing agents, version 6
Car, boat and train care products, version 6 (note that car and boat care products, version 5 cannot verify the requirement)
Laundry detergents and stain removers, version 7 or version 8
EU Ecolabel for:
Hard surface cleaning products, 2017
Detergents for dishwashers, 2017
Industrial and institutional automatic dishwasher detergents, 2017
Hand dishwashing detergents, 2017
Laundry detergents, 2017
Industrial and institutional laundry detergents, 2017
- The product’s safety data sheet
- The supplier’s self-declaration including technical documentation of compliance verified by an accredited verification body, accredited for the task in accordance with ISO/IEC 17029 or equivalent standard.
If the requirement is verified with a label, check that there is a valid license for the product in question. This can be controlled here: Nordic Ecolabelling (Swan), Good Environmental Choice and EU Ecolabel.
This requirement can be verified with safety data sheets for the product. See section 2 “Hazard(s) identification” in the safety data sheet - the hazardous properties of the substance are listed here. Check that none of the specified hazard classes / hazard statements in the requirement are listed here.
If the requirement has been verified with a self-declaration verified by an accredited body, request the supplier's self-declaration including technical documentation of compliance that has been verified by an accredited verification body, accredited for the task in accordance with ISO/IEC 17029.
Information about the criterion
This requirement can be verified with the product’s safety data sheet. More information on this can be found under “follow-up”.
The requirement is on product level. This means that there may be sensitizing substances in the product, in levels so low that the product is not classified as sensitizing. If you want to reduce the risk further, you should instead use the advanced requirement "Sensitizing substances" where the requirement is that ingredient substances in the product shall not be sensitizing.
This requirement cannot be used in combination with 10584 "Sensitizing substances"
There are currently no accredited verification bodies according to ISO / IEC 17029 (Conformity assessment - General principles and requirements for validation and verification bodies), as it is a relatively new standard. However, this may change, especially if the demand for verifying compliance in this way increases. This possibility is therefore included in the list of possible verifications. More information about the standard is available at www.swedac.se.
The version date indicates when the sustainability criterion was created or last updated. Last reviewed dated tells when we last checked that the sustainability criterion still is relevant.
- Current ID
- Version date