Posted by Selerant EHS on 4/03/2019

Update to restriction 51 in REACH Annex XVII concerning the use of phthalates in toys The importance of restrictions

Restrictions are a tool for protecting human health and the environment from unacceptable risks that come with some hazardous chemical substances. Restrictions, described in Annex XVII of Regulation EC n° 1907/2006 (REACH), can limit or forbid the production, use or placing on the market of a specific substance. Restrictions to which a substance or mixture is subject must be specified in the 15th section of the SDS.

What has been changed in Annex XVII according to the new Regulation?

Regulation EU 2018/1513 introduces restriction 51, concerning the use of phthalates in toys and childcare articles. The substance Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP) (CAS: 84-69-5) has been added to the list of already restricted phthalates.

Regulation EU 2018/2005, published on the Official Gazette of the European Union on December 18 2018, came into force on January 7th 2019. Concerning DIBP, its restriction will apply starting from July 7th 2020. Moreover, the restriction itself describes a series of exceptions. You can read the full text by following the link at the end of this article.

Selerant is already working on providing its customers with a dedicated update concerning Regulation 2018/2005.

For further information concerning regulation 2018/2005 amending restrictions of Annex XVII, follow this link:

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Topics: Europe

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