Protect yourself and the environment from chemicals of very high concern! You have the right to information about the presence of such substances in products such as toys, sports articles, furniture, electrical appliances, clothing, etc. Substances of very high concern (SVHCs) are chemicals that are, for example, carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic to reproduction or particularly harmful to the environment. With Scan4Chem you can use the barcode of a product to obtain information about SVHCs in the product.
This enables you to identify and avoid products containing substances of very high concern. With your request you signal to the companies that you do not want to use such products. The legislator has created the right to information for this purpose. Use it!
Product suppliers can enter their information in a database linked to the app so that the information is available to the app users at any time. Is there no information in the database yet? Then the app helps to create and transmit your request. The more requests app users make, the more likely product suppliers are to fill the database. Help to improve the app so that it is used more and more! You are not alone: the app already exists in 14 European countries and will be distributed throughout Europe!
The European Chemicals Regulation REACH stipulates that consumers have the right to information about substances of very high concern in products. If you submit a request to a supplier, he must inform you if such a substance is contained in the article in a concentration above 0.1% by weight. The product suppliers are solely responsible for the answers and their accuracy.
The right to information applies to "products", i.e. most objects and packaging, but not to food and liquid or powdered products (cosmetics, detergents, paints, etc.). In the case of an assembled product (e.g. a bicycle), the supplier must also provide information on all the individual parts contained (e.g. bicycle handles).
This version fixes various bugs such as:
- requests saving issues
- picture upload problems
- autocapitalisation problems in request form
It also provides improved texts throughout the app.
Notes et avisTout afficher
Good idea, bad execution!
Design is good enough, but I scanned a known French brand of plastic bottled water, the most known brand of pens and a hand disinfectant from the biggest beauty retailer in Europe and NONE were recognized by the app. Again, European tax money that goes to waste, because people do the projects half-way.
I got a reply from the developer explaining that the app only applies to “electronic devices, furniture, packaging, textiles, toys etc. and does not apply to foodstuff or cosmetics”.
This should be clearly labelled in the app description, before downloading the app! This is misleading to consumers.
Réponse du développeur ,
Dear Liam, we are very sorry to hear about your bad experience! We are continuously improving the app and are glad to hear your opinion. The aim of the app is to help consumers in Europe to excercise their "Right to Know" i.e. to send SVHC requests to article producers and obtain information on the SVHC content of the articles by article suppliers. While doing this, the user is contributing in building of the database of articles and their SVHC information, so that ultimately the information will be available directly in the database. The more requests consumers send, the more they contribute to the database development and the more likely it is that substances of concern are substituted with safer alternatives by article suppliers. Please note that the "Right to know" as stated in Article 33 REACH only applies to "solid" products (articles) such as electronic devices, furniture, packaging, textiles, toys etc. and does not apply to foodstuff or cosmetics.
Di App ass just op Englesch, wien soll dat dann alles an de 14 europäesche Länner verstoen wat een do vun Informatioune kritt, di meescht sinn domat schonn an hirer Sprooch aschloen, an da sollen se dat nach op englesch kréien.
Réponse du développeur ,
Merci pour votre message! L'app Scan4Chem Luxembourg va être disponible en anglais, francais et allemand au cour de l'année prochaine.
- Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology Etabl. Public
- 18.5 Mo
Nécessite iOS 11.0 ou une version ultérieure. Compatible avec l’iPhone, l’iPad et l’iPod touch.
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Prend en charge
Jusqu’à six membres de la famille peuvent utiliser cette app lorsque le partage familial est activé.