We have recently received quite a few questions regarding the inclusion of UFI codes on CLP candle labels and requirements for providing safety data sheets to customers. Therefore, we have decided to write a short article on CLP labelling for candles.
Candles are considered to be ‘mixtures’ on a carrier (the wick) and are therefore deemed to be within the scope of Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) - CLP legislation.
Candles are primarily made up of non-hazardous waxes which do not require classification. However, candles usually contain additives for fragrance and colour, some of which may be hazardous and if present at a high enough concentration, could require warning statements or pictograms.
If a candle contains any sensitising fragrance ingredient at more than 0.1 % (the proportion may also be lower, for fragrances with a special limit value) but less than 1 %, the label should bear the statement: "Contains (name of sensitising substance). May produce an allergic reaction."
If a candle contains more than a total of 1% sensitising fragrance ingredients, it should bear the exclamation point pictogram, the signal word WARNING, and have the statement: “May cause an allergic skin reaction.” - and a list of chemicals that contributed to the classification.
Packaging containing a hazardous mixture must have a label firmly affixed to it immediately. The label must be easily readable horizontally when the package is set down normally.
If your product is classified as dangerous, you must generate a UFI code and perform a PCN notification and also provide a Safety Data Sheet. You can read more about PCN notification in our BLOG posts.
You can see how the CLP label should be composed in the example below:
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