Are Aerosols covered by the Prescribed Quantities Legislation?
Does the revised Prescribed Quantities Legislation apply to Aerosols?
PRESCRIBED QUANTITIES LEGISLATION
• Effective from April 2009
• Aerosols are deregulated from prescribed quantities sizes
• All aerosols can be labelled with volume only
• Containers must show nominal fill capacity
Industry Self Regulation
• BAMA with FEA – the European Aerosol Federation – have produced a standard for ‘standard fill’
• This is designed to ensure that aerosols are not overfilled (dangerous) or under filled (deceptive packaging)
FEA ‘Standard Fill’ Standard – FEA422
• Keeps the different standard fills for liquefied and compressed gases
• Follows the same container/fill ratios as prescribed quantities but as a continuous graph
• If a company wishes to deviate from the ‘standard fill’ parameters it can do so, if it is supported by a technical dossier
• WELMEC has agreed our approach and has incorporated it into its new guidance on deceptive packaging
The European Aerosol Industry self regulates to ensure that aerosols are not over or under filled