ECHA announces the launch of the eighth major Forum Enforcement project (REF-8). This project will target online vendors selling hazardous products and check whether they comply with REACH, CLP and the Biocidal Products Regulation. ECHA also states inspectors will determine whether buyers are rightfully informed about the existence of hazardous substances when purchasing products, such as toys and textiles, online.
Although the project will focus on the online product information and advertisement, inspectors may also visit companies on-site, where relevant. The REF-8 results are expected to be published by ECHA around the end of 2021.
To the ECHA Press Release: https://echa.europa.eu/-/inspectors-to-check-products-sold-online-that-contain-harmful-substances