Product Hazards Requiring Tactile Warning Labels

If products are supplied to the general public that contains hazardous substances they need a tactile warning of danger attached to their packaging. The table below gives an overview of the different hazards that need tactile warnings of danger.

Table: Overview of hazards that trigger tactile warnings

Hazard Criteria

Acute toxicity (category 1 to 3)
Acute toxicity (category 4)
STOT single exposure (category 1)
STOT single exposure (category 2)
STOT repeated exposure (category 1)
STOT repeated exposure (category 2)
Skin corrosion (category 1A, 1B and 1C)
Respiratory sensitisation (category 1)
Aspiration hazard (category 1)*
Not aerosols or if in container with sealed spray attachment
Aspiration hazard (category 1)
Germ cell mutagenicity (category 2)
Carcinogenicity (category 2)
Reproductive toxicity (category 2)
Flammable gases (category 1 and 2)
Flammable liquids (category 1 and 2)
Flammable solids (category 1 and 2)
Note 1.  This provision does not apply to aerosols which are only classified and labelled as "extremely flammable aerosols" or "flammable aerosols".

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