Emergency Health Data (Non-Vape)
Compiling emergency health data – reporting your non-vape products to ECHA
Poison centres answer more than half a million calls each year for support after cases of suspected poisoning arise. Roughly half of these calls are related to accidental exposure involving children, who are particularly vulnerable to hazardous chemicals which are often found in products we use everyday in our homes.
While ADACT has traditionally compiled dossiers for the electronic cigarette and vaping market, we are equally able to provide our expert service to those with products outside of the vape market.
The European Union has harmonised the information requirements on mixtures classified as hazardous for human health or physical effects as of 2021. Importers or downstream users have to submit this information to EU member states, to be used by their poison centres for emergency health response.
ADACT produce the necessary Unique Formula Identifier (UFI) for each product, then compile a complete Poison Centres Notification Dossier, and finally submit the dossier to all the EU member states where the product is being supplied.
Both consumer and industrial products will require a Poison Centres Notification (PCN) if they have a classification under any of the Hazard classes. The PCN must be submitted for every product which falls under the scope of the Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) legislation regardless of which industry it is part of.
ADACT use full formulation data and not just a section of a pre-existing SDS. Our dossiers are based on a full formulation breakdown to ensure the most accurate data is transmitted through the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) portal. This of course gives poison centres the best possible information to act upon.
Creating poison notifications often involves looking at complex formulations along with a requirement to understand and apply specific calculation rules and methods used in producing CLP classifications.
ADACT personnel have a wealth of experience in these areas and are fully trained on CLP compliance, to help ensure that the dossiers which are submitted give the national bodies the most accurate information to act upon should the need arise.
On top of this, the specialist software solutions used by ADACT allow us to produce or amend PCN dossiers quickly and effectively before pushing the new data to all national bodies.
The timeline of your poisons centres notification depends largely on your pre-existing data sets for each product.
The first step is to workout the full formulation for each product and assign that product a Unique Formula Identifier (UFI) code. The next step is to create a Product Dossier and bring together the submitter details, product formulation, packaging details and countries it is sold in. The third and final step is to finalise the dossier and submit it through the ECHA portal.
At this stage you will be issued with the validated UFI for each product which must be clearly printed on corresponding product packaging to meet compliance requirements.
Note: The deadline for consumer and professional products has already passed (1 January 2021) but the deadline for industrial products is set for 1 January 2024.
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