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EU Poison Centre Notification (PCN)

Under amended EU CLP regulation, importers and downstream users placing hazardous mixtures (detergents, paints, adhesives, i.e.) on the EU and EEA market must submit the composition and hazard info of the hazardous mixtures to the Member State appointed bodies commonly known as Poison Centres. This is also called EU Poison Centre Notification (PCN).

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What Products Require Poison Centre Notification?

The EU Poison Centre Notification (PCN) is required for all mixtures classified as hazardous based on their health or physical effects. Mixtures only classified as hazardous for the environment do not need to be notified. PCN is not needed for hazardous substances.

When Shall Poison Centre Notifications Be Submitted?

From 1 Jan 2021, the Poison Centre Notification is required for hazardous mixtures for consumer use and professional use. Only mixtures exclusively used for industrial purposes do not have to notified until 1 Jan 2024.

If a mixture has already been notified according to the existing national procedures, a transitional period until 1 Jan 2025 applies.

How to Submit Poison Centre Notification?

The PCN can be submitted either directly, via IUCLID or via the ECHA submission portal. The following information is required:

  • product composition
  • unique formula identifier code (UFI code)
  • classification and labelling
  • product category

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