Warning about the possible exclusion of Pyrethrins and Pyrethroids as active substances in biocidal products

23-04-2018
Biocider

Be aware that for the purpose of authorising biocidal products under the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) Pyrethrins or Pyrethroids as active substances in biocidal products have been redefined as ‘Chrysanthemum cinerariaefolium extract from open and mature flowers of Tanacetum cinerariifolium obtained with hydrocarbon solvents’ and ‘Chrysanthemum cinerariaefolium, extract from open and mature flowers of Tanacetum cinerariifolium obtained with supercritical CO2, respectively.

As a result, Pyrethrins and Pyrethroids are not currently supported by an active substance dossier, and the Article 95 list has been amended accordingly.

Pyrethrins and Pyrethroids will only remain in the Review Programme if the open invitation published on ECHA’s website for that substance, valid until 9 November 2018, is met by an interested party who will take on the role of participant.

Until an interested party has taken on the role of participant, or until 9 November 2018 if no such party comes forward, biocidal products based on Pyrethrins and Pyrethroids in the relevant product type combinations can remain on the market and be used subject to Article 89 in the BPR.

If no substance supplier accepts the invitation by the 9th of November 2018 Pyrethrins and Pyrethroids must be taken off the review program.

If Pyrethrins or Pyrethroids must be taken off the review programme biocidal products containing these active substances may legally remain on the market only until the Danish EPA makes a decision of non-approval of the product subject to the deadlines set out in art. 89 (2) inthe BPR.

At the Competent Authorities’ meeting in March 2018 the Commission has agreed to clarify the situation of relabeling products containing these active substances following this redefinition.