Safe Use Icons

The provision of appropriate information on how to use products can help guide consumers to get the best performance from products and secure safe use of products. 

To this end, A.I.S.E. has developed a set of safe use icons in order to improve and further develop clear messages for consumers on how to use A.I.S.E. consumer products. These messages have been  communicated via on-pack labelling and other communication tools since 2004 (with updates in 2011, 2012 and 2019). They are made freely available by A.I.S.E. to any company placing soaps, detergents or maintenance products on the EU market, provided the use of these icons/messages complies with the A.I.S.E. legal and technical guidelines outlined below.


Update 2019: The design of Icon "Do not ingest” was modified in July 2019. Users are required to reflect this change in their artwork - see guidelines for on pack use for more information. Please find below the downloads of the safe use icons. They exist in  in Adobe Illustrator format and as JPEG files, with translations as well as the Guidance on application of A.I.S.E. safe use icons.


Other communication material

The A.I.S.E. Safe Use Icons have been developed primarily for the A.I.S.E. product portfolio (soaps, detergents, maintenance products) for the EU geographical scope.  Consequently, the safe use sentences associated to the icons are available in the languages of the EU. 

With a view to help promote the safe use of products, these icons/sentences may be used outside the EU and outside the A.I.S.E. product portfolio provided they comply with the A.I.S.E. Guidance on application (see above) and the adequate local legal requirements.  No change should be made to the design/sentences and adequate translation should be secured. See full details provided in the A.I.S.E. Guidelines (July 2019).

In all cases, A.I.S.E. retains copyright of the safe use icons/sentences but does not take liability for any misuse of this material. 

In case of any question, please contact [email protected] or [email protected]