At Label Solutions, we print customised labels with integral tactile warning triangles for our customers. If you manufacture products containing harmful substances, including vape liquids, you are likely to need a tactile triangle, also known as a tactile warning device, on your product.

What are Tactile Warning Triangles and BS/ISO11683?

BS/ISO11683 is the European standard that safeguards blind or visually impaired people from potential harmful or dangerous substances.  The standard requires the placement of a device that can be felt on products with hazardous contents.

In most cases the TWD comes in the form of a triangle, though where space is limited, three dots can also be used.

EN ISO 11683 even dictates the exact placement of the tactile warning triangle, so it’s important to get it right.

The standard applies to substances that are:

  • Toxic
  • Very toxic
  • Harmful
  • Extremely flammable
  • Corrosive

It also applies to aerosols that are propelled by butane. The aim is to prevent confusion when someone who is partially sighted or blind handles your product.

Why Do You Need to Know All of This?

If you manufacture, import, or sell potentially harmful or dangerous products to the public, you need to guarantee compliance with BS/ISO11683. The responsibility lies with everyone who is in the supply chain.

As well as ensuring your product bears a tactile warning triangle, the regulations state that the label must be robust enough to remain on the packaging for the full life of the product.

Which Products Need Tactile Warning Triangles?

Here are just some types of products that may require a tactile warning triangle:

  • E-Liquids/ Vapes
  • Glues
  • Aerosols
  • Poisons
  • Cleaning Fluids
  • Paints
  • Fertilizers
  • Pesticides
  • Automotive Polishes
  • Solvents

Why Choose Label Solutions for Your Tactile Warning Labels?

We use a special blend of varnish which is flexible enough to remain intact when applied to a small curved surface, such as a  vape bottle. This means that we can produce high quality labels that include a tactile warning triangle to meet regulations.

If you require tactile warning triangles on your products, it is important to choose the right supplier, and we can help.

  • We are experts in developing labels that look great and meet regulations
  • We can guide you through the process and you’ll get exceptional customer service
  • You’ll get fast delivery and a cost effective solution.

Further Resources

Labelling regulations can be a complex business. If you want more information on tactile warning labels and ISO11683, here are a few resources to help you. And if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask!

You can also find key legislative information from the Health and Safety Executive , the European Chemicals Agency and the International Organisation of Standardisation (ISO)

At Label Solutions we are able to print your custom labels, with integral tactile warning triangles, exactly how you want them. Whether you have a specific pantone colour or are looking for a highly embellished label we can help you.

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