A hazard pictogram is an image on a label that includes a warning symbol and specific colours intended to provide information about the damage a particular substance or mixture can cause to our health or the environment. The CLP Regulation has introduced a new classification and labelling system for hazardous chemicals in the European Union. The pictograms have also changed and are in line with the United Nations Globally Harmonised System.The new pictograms are in the shape of a red diamond with a white background, and will replace the old orange square symbols which applied under the previous legislation. Since 1 December 2010, some substances and mixtures have already been labelled according to the new legislation, but the old pictograms can still be on the market until 1 June 2017. Until then, you may find detergents, lamp oils or other products labelled with either the orange or white pictogram at your local supermarket or on the shelves of your local hardware store.
Source: CLP Pictograms – ECHA
CLP Pictograms Explained: Visit the source – it’s a fantastic summary page by ECHA showing the new pictograms. The icons are clickable and the summaries explain what each pictogram means.