A pilot project by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has found that 23% of inspected products were non-compliant with REACH and Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) regulations.
Of the products inspected, almost 1 in 4 contained illegal amounts of hazardous substances that are restricted in the EU or had incorrect labelling which could compromise their safe use and put citizens’ health at risk. Inspectors in 16 member states checked almost 1,400 products at customs, airports and ports, with more than 300 products found to be non-compliant with REACH and CLP regulations.
The results of the project – underlines an ECHA note – show the need to intensify efforts to ensure product safety and compliance with regulations.