Turkey – Notification on Market Supervision and Control for Hazardous Chemical Content of some Consumer Products

Vol. 810 | January 23, 2015

On January 14, 2015, announcement No. 29236 concerning the Market Supervision and Control towards Content of Hazardous Chemical Material in Some Consumer Products was published by the Turkey Ministry of Customs and Trade.

The purpose of this notification is to regulate principles and procedures related to limitation of usage of hazardous chemical materials, which appear in Appendix-1 of this notification, used in some consumer products that are placed as final products in the market.

Notification Related Market Supervision and Control towards Content of Hazardous Chemical Material in Some Consumer Products was repealed and published on April 2, 2011, and as number 27893 in the Official Gazette.

Items 1, 2 and 3 in the table Appendix-1 are effective from January 14, 2015, while the other items in the table are effective from May 21, 2015.

For further information on the subject, please refer to: http://www.resmigazete.gov.tr/eskiler/2015/01/20150114-14.htm

Appendix-1 Material Subjected to Restriction, Limitations and Products in the Scope

 

Name of the Material, Material Group or Mixture

Limitations

Products

1

Azocolorants and Azodyes

Textile and leather products that can be direct or long-term contact with human skin or mouth cavity, if aromatic amines appeared in appendix 2 which are separated by the reduction of one or more Azo groups, can be detected as one or more in the final products or its coloured parts contain more than 30 mg/kg (of weight 0,003%) cannot be put in the market.

Textile or leather toys or toys that contain textile or leather clothes 

Stationery products that will be considered in scope of the toy

Clothes for wear, beddings, towels, hats, sleeping bags, baby diapers and other sanitary paper products 

Shoes, gloves, wristwatch straps, handbags, purses / bags, briefcases, purses attached to the neck

Using of the yarn and fabric of the end user

Chair covers, furniture sections that include textile and leather

2

Phthalates

 

(a) Bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate

(DEHP)

CAS No: 117-81-7

(b) Dibutyl phthalate (DBP)

CAS No: 84-74-2

(c) Benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP)

CAS No: 85-68-7

Products that contain phthalates more than 0.1% of its weight can not be put in the market.

 

Child use and care products

Toys

Stationery products that is in scope of the toy

Shoes

(d) Di-isononyl phthalate (DINP)

CAS No: 28553-12-0 and 68515-48-0

(d) (e) Di-isodecyl phthalate (DIDP)

CAS No: 26761-40-0 ve and 68515-49-1

(e) (f) Di-n-octyl phthalate (DNOP)

CAS No: 117-84-0

Products that children can put into their mouths that contain phthalates more than 0.1 % of its weight can not be put in the market.

Child use and care products

Toys

Stationery products that is in scope of the toy

3

Flame Retardants

(a) Tris(aziridinyl)phosphine oxide(TEPA)

     CAS No: 545-55-1

(b) Polybrominated biphenyls  (PBB)

     CAS No: 59536-65-1

(c) Tris-(2,3-dibromopropyl) phosphate (TRIS)

     CAS No: 126-72-7

If textile products such as clothes, undergarments and linens that are in contact with the skin, contain mentioned flame retardants can not be put in the market.

Textile products such as clothes, undergarments and linens that will be in contact with the skin

4

Cadmium

CAS No: 7440–43–9 and its compounds

 

Vinyl chloride polymers or copolymers (PVC)

Polyurethane (PUR)

Low density polyethylene except low density polyethylene which is used for production of coloured master batch.

Cellulose acetate (CA)

Cellulose acetate butyrate (CAB)

Epoxy resin

Melamine-formaldehyde (MF) resins

Urea-formaldehyde (UF) resins

Unsaturated polyesters (UP)

Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)

Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT)

Transparent / general purpose polystyrene

Acrylonitrile methylmethacrylate (AMMA)

Crosslinked Polyethylene (VPE)

High-impact polystyrene

Polypropylene (PP)

 

If the compounds and products that are made of above mentioned synthetic organic polymers (from now on will be mentioned as plastic material), contain equal or higher concentration from 0.01 % of its weight of cadmium, can not be put in the market.

 

If painted parts of painted products contain equal or higher concentration from 0.1% of cadmium, can not be put in the market.

Packaging materials

School and office materials

Connecting materials designed for furniture, coachwork or similar

Clothing and clothing accessories (including gloves)

Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics

Artificial leather

If the products mentioned in the right box contain equal or higher concentration from 0.01% cadmium from the metal weight, cannot be put in the market.

 

Metal beads or other metal parts for use to make ornaments 

Bracelets, necklaces, rings, ornaments that can be pierced into ears or other parts of the body, wristwatch watchbands, brooches and cufflinks including jewellery or imitation ornament items and metal parts of the hair accessories

5

Nickel

CAS No: 7440–02–0

and its compounds

 

If nickel release rate is not less than 0.2  μg /cm²/week (migration limit) in jewellery items, all ornaments that can be pierced in ears or other parts of the body,

If nickel release rate is more that 0.5 μg/cm²/week in products which has directly contact or long-term contact parts in the products mentioned in the right box or similar,

If coating other than nickel cannot provide the release of nickel as less than 0.5 μg/cm²/week of the product which in normal use of two years directly contacts with skin and in parts of long-term contact, products which are coated other than nickel mentioned in the right box or similar, 

 

cannot be put in the market.

 

Earrings

Necklaces, bracelets and chains, anklets, rings

Wristwatch watchbands and its hardware

In case of using on clothes rivet buttons, firming, rivets, zippers and metal stamp

6

Organotin compounds

Textile and leather products, where tin content, contains higher than 0.1% of its weight of  tributyltin (TBT) and  triphenyltin (TPT) which include three bonded groups of organotin compounds cannot be put in the market.

 

Textile and leather products, where tin content, contains higher than 0.1% of its weight of dibutyltin (DBT) compounds can not be put in the market for public sales.

Textile and leather products

Related products, mixtures, products or product parts where tin content, contains higher than 0.1% of its weight of dioctyltin (DOT) compound cannot be put in the market for public sales.

Textile products which are expected to have contact with skin

Gloves

Products worn on feet or parts of products worn on feet that are expected to have contact with skin

Child use and care products

Pads, sanitary napkins, breast pads, baby diapers and similar products

7

Perfluorooctane sulfonates

In case of 1 μg/m² or higher concentration of perfluorooctane sulfonates, related products, cannot be put in the market. 

Textiles and other coated products

8

 

Nonylphenol and

Nonylphenol ethoxylates

 

Nonylphenol

CAS No: 25154-52-3

 

Nonylphenol ethoxylates

 

If under mentioned materials and mixtures for its purposes, contain equal or higher than 0.1 % concentration of its weight of nonylphenol and nonylphenol ethoxylates, related products, can not be put in the market.  

 

Industrial or institutional cleaning except controlled closed dry cleaning systems where washing liquids are recycling or completely destroyed or special processed cleaning systems where washing liquids are recycling or completely destroyed.

House cleaning,

 

In textile and leather processing except special processed systems where before biological wastewater treatment or processing without any release of waste water for completely separation of the organic parts of the processed water is pre-treated (degreasing of sheep leather), 

 

Paper pulp and paper production.

Detergents

Textile and leather products

Paper products

9

Mercury Compounds

In case of containing mercury compounds for purpose of protection of the wood; related products cannot be put in the market. 

Wooden Products

10

Arsenic Compounds

In case of containing arsenic compounds for purpose of protection of the wood; related products cannot be put in the market. 

Wooden Products


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