EU REACH – Explanatory Guide on REACH Annex XVII Entry 72 Published

Vol. 1173 | July 28, 2020

The European Commission has published an explanatory guide to clarify the scope of articles intended to be covered and list the analytical methods for CMR (carcinogenic, mutagenic or reprotoxic) substances under entry 72 to Annex XVII of REACH.

In addition to traditional clothing and footwear articles, the below articles can be considered within the scope of entry 72 as they contained textiles expected to be in contact with human skin similar to clothing under normal or reasonably foreseeable conditions of use:

  • Textiles Toys (plush toy, play mat)
  • Fancy Dress and Disguise Costumes
  • Watch Straps
  • Upholstery in Furniture and Juvenile products

The available analytical methods for CMR substances covered by the restriction are listed as below:

CMR substances [CAS No.]

Concentration limit by weight

Analytical method

Formaldehyde [50-00-0]

< 75 mg/kg

EN ISO 14184-1:2011
ISO 17226-1:2008

Cadmium and its compounds *

< 1 mg/kg (expressed as extractable Cd)

EN 16711-2:2015

Arsenic compounds

< 1 mg/kg (expressed as extractable As)

Lead and its compounds

< 1 mg/kg (expressed as extractable Pb)

Chromium VI compounds

< 1 mg/kg (expressed as extractable Cr (VI))

EN ISO 17075-1:2017
EN ISO 17075-2 :2017
DIN 38405
Oekotex ST 201
M10ML102017

α, α,α,4- tetrachlorotoluene; p- chlorobenzotrichloride [5216-25-1]

< 1 mg/kg

DIN 54232:2010

α, α,α- trichlorotoluene; benzotrichloride [98-07-7]

< 1 mg/kg

α-chlorotoluene; benzyl chloride [100-44-7]

< 1 mg/kg

1,2-benzenedicarboxylic acid; di-C 6-8- branched alkylesters, C 7-rich [71888-89-6]

< 1000 mg/kg (individually or in combination)

EN ISO 14389:2014

Bis(2-methoxyethyl) phthalate [117-82-8]

Diisopentylphthalate [605-50-5]

Di-n-pentyl phthalate (DPP) [131-18-0]

Di-n-hexyl phthalate (DnHP) [84-75-3]

N-methyl-2- pyrrolidone; 1- methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP) [872-50-40]

< 3000 mg/kg

CEN ISO/TS 16189:2013

N,N-dimethylacetamide (DMAC) [127-19-5]

< 3000 mg/kg

N,N-dimethylformamide; dimethyl formamide (DMF) [68-12-2]

< 3000 mg/kg

Benzene [71-43-2]

< 5 mg/kg

e.g. VDA 278

Benz[a]anthracene [56-55-3]

< 1 mg/kg

AFPS GS 2014

Benz[e]acephenanthr ylene [205-99-2]

< 1 mg/kg

benzo[a]pyrene; benzo[def]chrysene [50-32-8]

< 1 mg/kg

Benzo[e]pyrene [192-97-2]

< 1 mg/kg

Benzo[j]fluoranthene [205-82-3]

< 1 mg/kg

Benzo[k]fluoranthene [0207-08-09]

< 1 mg/kg

Chrysene [0218-01-09]

< 1 mg/kg

Dibenz[a,h]anthracen e [53-70-3]

< 1 mg/kg

[4-[4,4'-bis(dimethylamino)be nzhydrylidene]cycloh exa-2,5-dien-1- ylidene]dimethylamm onium chloride; C.I. Basic Violet 3 with ≥ 0,1 % of Michler's ketone (EC no. 202- 027-5) [548-62-9]

< 50 mg/kg

EN ISO 16373-2:2014
DIN 54231:2005

Benzenamine, 4,4'- (4-iminocyclohexa- 2,5-dienylidenemethylene) dianiline hydrochloride; C.I. Basic Red 9 [569-61-9]

< 50 mg/kg

1,4,5,8-tetraaminoanthraquin one; C.I. Disperse Blue 1 [2475-45-8]

< 50 mg/kg

DIN 54231:2005

4-chloro-o- toluidinium chloride [3165-93-3]

< 30 mg/kg

EN ISO 14362:2017

2-Naphthylammoniuma cetate [553-00-4]

< 30 mg/kg

4-methoxy-m- phenylene diammonium sulphate; 2,4- diaminoanisole sulphate [39156-41-7]

< 30 mg/kg

2,4,5-trimethylaniline hydrochloride [21436-97-5]

< 30 mg/kg

Quinoline [91-22-5]

< 50 mg/kg

Extraction with methanol or THF,
analysis by HPLC- MS/MS or HPLC-DAD

Links to the explanatory guide: https://ec.europa.eu/docsroom/documents/32006

For additional information please contact:

John Wong
john.wong@intertek.com
852 3760 6310

 

 

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