Products based on carriers

Certain products are not treated articles, but are biocidal products in the form of an article as defined by the REACH regulation, with a primary biocidal function. Examples are impregnated wipes, fly stickers and moth cassettes.

Considering Regulation 1272/2008/EC does not provide for classification and labelling of articles, a note for guidance (CA-Nov16-Doc.4.3, see public part CIRCABC) was endorsed by the 67th CA in November 2016, to deal with ‘handling “carriers” in the authorisation of biocidal products’.

The document provides guidance on what to regard as part of the product’s composition, classification and labelling and information requirements.