From 1st June 2015 cleaning products for sale in Europe may carry new labels, statements and pictograms. Product labels and their related safety sentences may change, yet all products remain safe if used as intended.
Product labels may feature new pictograms, signal words, hazard and precautionary statements and supplemental information. The design changes of pictograms are noticeable, instead of the previous black icons on orange squares, the new pictograms show black icons on a white background with a red frame. As a two year transition period commences on June 1st 2015, households will continue to see older labels on some products.
To make it easy for consumers to understand new labels and pictograms which appear on everyday products, the detergent industry has launched new webpages and a quiz to raise awareness. The easily accessible information is now available online here.
Since its launch in 2005, the industry website www.cleanright.eu has offered European consumers consistent and clear advice on the safe use of cleaning and maintenance products, in 25 languages.