Regulation (EU) 2019/521 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures
Comes into force: 17th April 2019, but applies from 17th October 2020.
Amends: Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures.
This regulation introduces a new hazard class for desensitised explosives, Chapter 2.17 in Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). It defines what comprises desensitised explosives and their classification criteria.
A new hazard category, pyrophoric gases, within the hazard class of flammable gases has also been added.
Changes are also introduced to some hazard and precautionary statements; therefore, technical provisions and criteria in Annexes I, II, III, IV, V and VI to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 are made accordingly.
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