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The European Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) entered into force on 20th January 2009 in all EU Member States, including the UK. It is the European implementation of UN Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of classification and replaces the Dangerous Substances Directive and the Dangerous Preparations Directive. As of June 2015, CLP labeling became mandatory on all consumer and workplace products sold in the EU.

In 2008, the EU authorities were asked to decide if candles and wax melts were mixtures or articles under CLP and the EU REACH regulations. If they were classed as articles, then they would be except from CLP labeling however if they were classed as mixtures, then they must be classified and labeled in accordance with CLP. They were determined to be mixtures under CLP and not articles by a ruling of the European Commission and therefore must be labeled accordingly.

CLP applies to products such as candles, wax melts and reed diffusers containing hazardous chemicals. From 1 June 2015, new products must be labelled in accordance with CLP law and applies to any product of any size containing fragrance or essential oils

You will find all CLP information on all of our products and wax melts. If you do receive any product or wax melts without the CLP information, we will be happy to email this to you or you can find the CLP information on the product pages.

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