Notification of chemical products to the National Poisons Information Centre in Ireland

Importers and formulators of hazardous chemical products, placed on the Irish market, must notify certain information about these chemical products to the National Poisons Information Centre (NPIC). In addition, where the notified chemical product requires a Safety Data Sheet, the importer or formulator must include the NPIC emergency telephone number in Section 1.4 of the Safety Data Sheet. For more information on what needs to be notified and how, please refer to our Information Sheet.

 Harmonisation of information to poison centres:

Annex VIII to CLP  ‘harmonising information relating to emergency health response’ makes it a legal obligation for submission of information using a new harmonised format which applies on a phased basis from 1st January 2021. The NPIC are not yet using this new PCN portal so it should not be used to notify products currently being placed on the Irish market. 

Further information is available at

NPIC:  https://www.poisons.ie/Manufacturers/Product-Registration

ECHA: https://poisoncentres.echa.europa.eu/

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