These Aerosol Dispensers Regulations stipulate specific requirements related to flammability and pressure hazard as well as a general obligation to analyse all hazards which could apply to a particular aerosol product. Based on such an analysis, the aerosol dispenser is designed, constructed, and tested accordingly and meets the appropriate safety requirements concerning its use.
Scope of the regulations
These regulations cover within its scope any non-reusable containers made of metal, glass or plastic and containing a gas compressed, liquefied or dissolved under pressure, with or without a liquid, paste or powder, and fitted with a release device allowing the contents to be ejected as solid or liquid particles in suspension in a gas, as a foam, paste or powder or in a liquid state.
These regulations apply to all aerosol dispensers, with the following exceptions:
Metals cans which are either < 50 mL or >1000 mL
Protected glass and plastic cans which are either < 50ml or > 220 mL
Unprotected glass and plastic cans which are either <50 ml or >150 mL
Each aerosol dispenser shall bear the following:
name and address or trademark of the person responsible for marketing the aerosol dispenser
the symbol ‘3’ (inverted epsilon) certifying conformity with the requirements of these regulations,
code and markings enabling the filling batch to be identified,
the details referred to in point 2.2 of the Schedule,
the net contents by weight and by volume,
quantity of flammable material contained in the aerosol dispenser must be stated clearly on the label (case when an aerosol dispenser contains flammable components but the aerosol dispenser is not considered as flammable).