Inspectors checking consumer products for hazardous chemicals

Inspections for two EU-wide enforcement projects are currently under way to identify hazardous chemicals in consumer products.

One project targets REACH and CLP obligations for imported products and is performed in cooperation with customs authorities. Inspectors and customs will work together to check whether imported products comply with certain restrictions under REACH regarding hazardous chemicals such as cadmium, nickel or lead. They will also verify that chemical products are labelled with the required safety information.

Inspections for this pilot project under REACH and CLP began in March 2019 and will run until autumn. The final report is expected around mid-2020.

Further information can be found in ECHA’s news release.