Recent studies published by Norwegian and Swedish environmental agencies have heavily criticized the packaging and labelling of many car care products that are sold in both countries.

The inspection report by Norway’s Environment Directorate showed that nine out of ten imported articles are labelled incorrectly. For example, many of them are inadequately child-proofed. The Norwegians examined a total of 119 articles, including automotive paints, polishes, and cleaners.



The Swedish authority KEMI, discovered similar issues with these products. They also found that some articles sold on the Internet had no safety or risk labelling at all. KEMI examined products from 40 manufacturers, importers, and dealers. Most of the anti-rust agents, sealants, cleaners, and car waxes violated CLP rules. Read more here.

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