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Document 31979L0663

Council Directive 79/663/EEC of 24 July 1979 supplementing the Annex to Council Directive 76/769/EEC on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States relating to the restrictions on the marketing and use of certain dangerous substances and preparations

OJ L 197, 3.8.1979, p. 37–38 (DA, DE, EN, FR, IT, NL)
Greek special edition: Chapter 13 Volume 008 P. 182 - 183
Spanish special edition: Chapter 13 Volume 010 P. 138 - 139
Portuguese special edition: Chapter 13 Volume 010 P. 138 - 139
Special edition in Finnish: Chapter 13 Volume 010 P. 41 - 42
Special edition in Swedish: Chapter 13 Volume 010 P. 41 - 42
Special edition in Czech: Chapter 13 Volume 005 P. 348 - 349
Special edition in Estonian: Chapter 13 Volume 005 P. 348 - 349
Special edition in Latvian: Chapter 13 Volume 005 P. 348 - 349
Special edition in Lithuanian: Chapter 13 Volume 005 P. 348 - 349
Special edition in Hungarian Chapter 13 Volume 005 P. 348 - 349
Special edition in Maltese: Chapter 13 Volume 005 P. 348 - 349
Special edition in Polish: Chapter 13 Volume 005 P. 348 - 349
Special edition in Slovak: Chapter 13 Volume 005 P. 348 - 349
Special edition in Slovene: Chapter 13 Volume 005 P. 348 - 349
Special edition in Bulgarian: Chapter 13 Volume 005 P. 4 - 5
Special edition in Romanian: Chapter 13 Volume 005 P. 4 - 5

No longer in force, Date of end of validity: 31/05/2009

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31979L0663

Council Directive 79/663/EEC of 24 July 1979 supplementing the Annex to Council Directive 76/769/EEC on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States relating to the restrictions on the marketing and use of certain dangerous substances and preparations

Official Journal L 197 , 03/08/1979 P. 0037 - 0038
Greek special edition: Chapter 13 Volume 8 P. 0182
Spanish special edition: Chapter 13 Volume 10 P. 0138
Portuguese special edition Chapter 13 Volume 10 P. 0138
Finnish special edition: Chapter 13 Volume 10 P. 0041
Swedish special edition: Chapter 13 Volume 10 P. 0041


COUNCIL DIRECTIVE of 24 July 1979 supplementing the Annex to Council Directive 76/769/EEC on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States relating to restrictions on the marketing and use of certain dangerous substances and preparations (79/663/EEC)

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community, and in particular Article 100 thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the Commission (1),

Having regard to the opinion of the European Parliament (2),

Having regard to the opinion of the Economic and Social Committee (3),

Whereas certain types of lamps, ashtrays and other ornamental objects have glass containers holding liquids (e.g. carbon tetrachloride, trichloroethylene or tetrachloroethylene) which are highly toxic, harmful or highly flammable;

Whereas these objects are not always sufficiently stable and are easily overturned especially by young children, with the result that the glass container breaks, the liquid escapes and fumes are emitted which are toxic or harmful and to which the children fall first victim ; whereas at least two deaths have occurred in this type of accident;

Whereas the breaking of such objects may also cause fires or explosions;

Whereas in order to obviate further accidents, and especially fatalities, it is imperative to introduce as quickly as possible at Community level a prohibition on the marketing and use of such objects containing dangerous liquids;

Whereas prohibitions already adopted by individual Member States affect the functioning of the common market ; whereas it is therefore necessary to harmonize the relevant legal provisions of the Member States and consequently to amend the Annex to Council Directive 76/769/EEC of 27 July 1976 on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States relating to restrictions on the marketing and use of certain dangerous substances and preparations (4);

Whereas, furthermore, thorough investigations have shown that the substance tris (2,3 dibromopropyl) phosphate [CAS No 126-72-7], which is used to fireproof textiles and garments, and especially children's garments, presents health hazards ; whereas its use should therefore be restricted;

Whereas the substances referred to above is subject to regulations in some Member States ; whereas these regulations differ as regards the conditions for marketing and use ; whereas these differences represent a barrier to trade and have a direct impact on the establishment and functioning of the common market;

Whereas it is consequently necessary to amend the Annex to Directive 76/769/EEC for this purpose also, (1)OJ No C 96, 12.4.1979, p. 3. (2)OJ No C 127, 21.5.1979, p. 69. (3)Opinion delivered on 27 June 1979 (not yet published in the Official Journal). (4)OJ No L 262, 27.9.1976, p. 201.

HAS ADOPTED THIS DIRECTIVE:

Article 1

The Annex to Directive 76/769/EEC shall be supplemented as follows:

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Article 2

1. Member States shall bring into force the provisions necessary to comply with this Directive within 12 months of its notification and shall forthwith inform the Commission thereof.

2. Member States shall communicate to the Commission the text of the provisions of national law which they adopt in the field covered by this Directive.

Article 3

This Directive is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 24 July 1979.

For the Council

The President

M. O'KENNEDY

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