CLP: Transition Period for Hazardous Mixtures Expires in June

As of June 1, 2017, hazardous mixtures, such as household cleansers, solvents, or construction chemicals, must be in full compliance with the requirements of the CLP Regulation. That’s the finding of The Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin: BAUA – site in German only) announced in a press release. Until June, a transition period covers mixtures that were classified, labeled, packaged, and marketed before June 1, 2015. See our blog entry What’s Noteworthy About CLP.

Businesses are now urged to arrange for rapid sales of mixtures that were labeled according to the old standards. The new labels can be recognized by the diamond-shaped CLP pictograms with a black symbol and a red frame. The BAUA recommends that customers reject products with the obsolete labeling after June 1, 2017.

The end of the transition period does not apply to commercial and private users who purchased mixtures with the old labeling, but who cannot exhaust all their supplies before June. Clearly, these mixtures can still be used after the cut-off date. The labels do not need to change for mixtures used internally.

Please take note of a CLP Brochure (in German only) issued by the German Chemical Industry Association. If you have any additional questions, please contact us at

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