Restrictions on advertising hazardous substances and preparations

Advertising of hazardous substances must not include misleading or false information on the hazardous characteristics of substances or other misleading messages on the purpose and manner of use. Advertisements for hazardous substances must not directly or indirectly:

  • state that a substance is not hazardous or that it is less hazardous than it actually is;
  • promote uncontrolled, irrational or incorrect use of the hazardous substance.

Any advertisement for a hazardous substance which enables the customer to conclude a sales contract without first seeing a label for the relevant substance (distance contracts) must include a section in which data on the hazardous characteristics are provided which are also displayed on the label. This part of the advertisement must be clear, legible and understandable and must in a graphic, spoken or combined form include at least:

  •  data on substance classification (e.g. “substance is corrosive“ or “substance is hazardous to the environment“). Pictorial advertisements must also include graphic symbols denoting hazard;
  • R statements and
  • a general warning stating: “Read the entire label carefully before using this product and observe the instructions for use.“

 Advertising of hazardous preparations must not include misleading or false information on the hazardous characteristics of preparations or other misleading messages on the purpose and manner of use. Advertisements for hazardous preparations must not directly or indirectly:

  •  state that a preparation is not hazardous or that it is less hazardous than it actually is;
  • promote the uncontrolled, irrational or incorrect use of the hazardous preparation.

Any advertisement for a hazardous preparation which enables the customer to conclude a sales contract without first seeing a label for the relevant preparation (distance contracts) must include a section in which data on the hazardous characteristics are provided which are also displayed on the label. This part of the advertisement must be clear, legible and understandable and must in a graphic, spoken or combined form include at least:

  • data on substance classification (e.g. “preparation is corrosive“ or “preparation is hazardous to the environment“). Pictorial advertisements must also include graphic symbols denoting hazard;
  • R statements and
  • a general warning stating: “Read the entire label carefully before using this product and observe the instructions for use.“
Last updated: 07. 01. 2016