Humbrol Enamel Paints and Test Valley Models
We have received information from Hornby with regard to the current situation with their Humbrol branded enamel paints. Their statement is as follows:
"The CLP (Classification, Labelling & Packaging) Regulation regularly assesses and occasionally reclassifies chemicals. “Meko”, a popular anti-skinning agent, extensively used in the paint industry has been reclassified under CLP. The change in classification resulted in the substance being phased out for supply to the consumer in Europe. The affected paint cannot be sold to the general public after 1st March 2022 under the REACH Regulation.
Customers are advised not to continue to use Humbrol enamels until further notice, and to seek alternative paints.
Test Valley Models has by law had to remove all Humbrol enamel paints from sale.
Humbrol are NOT offering retailers a credit or any form of reimbursement for stock purchased before 1st January 2022
As such from March 30th 2022 Test Valley Models will no longer sell any Humbrol products.
As Humbrol are part of the Hornby group of companies, Test Valley Models is also considering it’s position in stocking ANY Hornby group related products.