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.
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.
- Labellings that fulfil the requirement, for example:
License in accordance with the Good Environmental Choice Criteria for chemical products, version 2018:1
License in accordance with the Nordic Ecolabelling criteria for:
Cleaning products, version 6.0
Hand dish washing detergents, version 6.0
Dish washer detergents and rinsing agents, version 6.4
License in accordance with the EU Ecolabel criteria 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
- Other verification showing that the requirement is met
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.
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"
The requirements for chemical-technical products are mainly set for the properties of products and the substances contained, and only in exceptional cases are requirements set for limiting individual specified substances. The intention with this approach is to stimulate technical development so that the environmental and health characteristics of chemical-technical products are continuously improved. Another important idea behind the criteria is to combine the lifecycle perspective with a risk perspective, in other words, focusing on aspects where there is significant risk of substances contained impacting on health or the environment. In some cases, specific relevant exceptions from the requirements are stated.
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 KravID: 10583:1
Version date: 5/7/2019 2:25:24 PM