Proposed warning statement regarding a fire hazard on the labels of paraffin-based skin products

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Closes 7 Dec 2018

Consultation

The table below shows two options for the proposed warning statement regarding a fire hazard on the labels of paraffin-based skin products. Words of a similar meaning to each statement may be used.

Medicine/Group/Class

Conditions

Statements or requirements

Required by

Emollient
Includes:

  • Emulsifying wax
  • Liquid paraffin
  • White soft paraffin

For dermal use in products containing 50% or more of paraffin

Option 1

  • Caution: If this product comes into contact with dressings and clothing, the fabric can be more easily ignited with a naked flame. You should keep away from fire when using this product.

Option 2

  • Caution: This product may make dressings and clothing more easily ignited with a naked flame.

31/01/2020

1. Should a warning statement about a fire hazard be included on the package labels of paraffin-based skin products

2. Would you prefer Option 1 or Option 2 as a warning statement?

3. Does Option 1 adequately address the fire hazard risk (ie, Caution: If this product comes into contact with dressings and clothing the fabric can be more easily ignited with a naked flame. You should keep away from fire when using this product)?

4. Does Option 2 adequately address the fire hazard risk (ie, Caution: This product may make dressings and clothing more easily ignited with a naked flame)?

5. Should the warning statement only apply to products containing 50% or more of paraffin

6. Should the warning statement only apply to packs intended for use in large quantities (eg. pack size of 50g or more)?

7. Do you have any other comments about a proposed warning statement regarding a fire hazard on the labels of paraffin-based skin products?