Control of biocidal products, which are marketed at supermarkets and hardware stores

In the spring and summer of 2011, the Chemical Inspection Service will perform a control campaign on biocidal products.

The purpose is to control if biocidal products sold in supermarkets and hardware stores are marketed in compliance with the rules.

The Inspection plans to visit six to eight supermarkets and hardware stores and will select between 40 and 50 products for control.

The control will include:

  • All product types with a national authorisation (PT 2, 10, 14, 18 and 19).
  • A selection of products within the 23 product types will be controlled for active substances.
  • There will be focus on pool chemicals - a follow-up on the Nordic project in 2009-2010.
  • Focus on repellents (Mosquito repellents in particular).
  • Focus on insecticides in general - both product type 18 (insecticides) and product type 19 (repellents).