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The Curse of the Safety label dodgers!


Many times now I have come across countless makers and crafters selling Candles and wax melts, whether it be online or on stalls at craft fairs, without adequate CLP or safety information and sometimes, even more shockingly-selling with none at all!


This is a real bugbear of mine as we always ensure that all of our products are thoroughly tested and correctly labelled and all of our online orders are packed with a Wax Melt or Candle Care card.


If making and selling wax melts or candles the maker is responsible for having a relevant CLP label for each and every one of their products.  If a product does not comply with the necessary rules, you will almost certainly find that the sellers insurance will be invalid, not to mention the threat to a persons’ health that they could pose by not correctly listing any known allergens.


Remember if you can”t see a label clearly displayed on a product, and no CLP or safety labels are available at the point of sale on a sellers website or selling page then I strongly advise against making a purchase without contacting or speaking to the seller first.


What is CLP?

CLP is the Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulation or to give it its full name REGULATION (EC) No 1272/2008 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 16 December 2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures.

CLP sets detailed criteria for the labelling elements: pictograms, signal words and standard statements for hazard, prevention, response, storage and disposal, for every hazard class and category. It also sets general packaging standards to ensure the safe supply of hazardous substances and mixtures.

Basically it is an EU law that applies to ‘mixtures’ that are not cosmetics made or sold within the EU, and since 2015 now includes products such as Scented Candles, Wax Melts and Reed Diffusers. Its objective is to harmonise the labelling of products across the EU.

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