Preservatives in water-based creative material
The purpose of this requirement is to reduce the risk of allergies in children.
- Technical specification
- Creative materials
Water-based creative material shall not contain preservatives in concentrations requiring the following labeling: “Contains [the name of the sensitizing substance]. May cause an allergic reaction” (EUH208) according to point 2.8 of Annex II to Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 on the classification, labeling and packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP Regulation).
The supplier shall, upon request, be able to present any of for example the following:
- Labeling on the product tag or in its product information/product 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.
Product tag/product information/product sheet
If the requirement has been verified by the product tag or product information/product sheet, check that the following risk phrase is not included: “Contains (the name of the sensitizing substance). May cause an allergic reaction”.
Self-declaration verified by an accredited verification body
If a verified self-declaration is used to prove that the requirement is fulfilled, request the supplier’s self-declaration, including documentation showing that the requirement is met. The self-declaration shall be verified by a verification body accredited for the task in accordance with ISO / IEC 17029 or equivalent standard.
Information about the criterion
Examples of water-based toys are slime, soap bubbles, paints as well as certain modelling clays, play clays and similar.
There are currently a limited number of accredited verification bodies for ISO/IEC 17029 (Conformity assessment - General principles and requirements for validation and verification bodies) as it is a relatively new standard. This may change, especially if the demand for verifying compliance in this way increases. More information about the standard and accredited verification bodies can be found on Swedac's website.
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