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Reach: EU Inspectors Find 24% of Firms in Non-compliance

7:53 AM MDT | June 3, 2010 | Alex Scott

Regulatory authorities from European Union (EU) member states say from an inspection program that 24% of companies with Reach obligations failed to comply with the regulation. The inspections were undertaken between May and December 2009. From a total of almost 1,600 inspections, 2.6% of companies were found to have infringed Article 5 of Reach leading to the requirement that the product be removed from the market, while in 5.6% of cases the content of pre-registration was incorrect. In 11% of cases safety data sheets (SDS) were not available and in 20% of cases...

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