REACH Restricted Substances Finder (RRS Finder)

REACH Restricted Substances Finder (RRS Finder) is a free tool developed by CSP to help you quickly search if a substance is restricted under REACH or not, what applicable restriction condition is and whether any REACH restriction entry applies to your product. More info about REACH annex XVII restricted substances list can be found here. Please also try another useful tool called REACH SVHC Finder.

Please note that the CAS no. given below is not an-exhaustive list. There may be some exemptions for each entry. Please refer to original legislation. [Updated: 8 Dec 2017]

Entry No. Substance Name EC no. CAS No. Restriction Overview
01 Polychlorinated terphenyls (PCTs) - - Banned as substances. Less than 0.005% in mixtures or equipment.
02 Chloroethene, Chloroethylene (Vinyl chloride) 200-831-0 75-01-4 Banned as propellant in aerosols for any use.
03 Liquid substances or mixtures which are regarded as dangerous in accordance with Directive 1999/45/EC or are fulfilling the criteria for any of the following hazard classes or categories set out in Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008: (a) hazard classes 2.1 to 2.4, 2.6 and 2.7, 2.8 types A and B, 2.9, 2.10, 2.12, 2.13 categories 1 and 2, 2.14 categories 1 and 2, 2.15 types A to F;(b) hazard classes 3.1 to 3.6, 3.7 adverse effects on sexual function and fertility or on development,3.8 effects other than narcotic effects, 3.9 and 3.10 - - Banned in ornamental articles intended to produce light or colour effects, tricks and jokes, and games. Extra labelling requirement for lamp oils and grill lighters.
04 Tris (2,3 dibromopropyl) phosphate - 126-72-7 Banned in textile articles intended to come into contact with the skin
05 Benzene 200-753-7 71-43-2 Less than 0.0005 % in toys or part of toy. Banned as substance. Less than 0.1% in mixture. Exclusion: motor fuel, industrial use
06 Asbestos fibres - - Banned in mixtures and articles.
07 Tris(aziridinyl)phosphinoxide 208-892-5 545-55-1 Banned in textile articles intended to come into contact with the skin
08 Polybromobiphenyls, Polybrominatedbiphenyls (PBB) - 59536-65-1 Banned in textile articles intended to come into contact with the skin
09 (a) Soap bark powder (Quillaja saponaria) and its derivatives containing saponines (b) Powder of the roots of Helleborus viridis and Helleborus niger; (c) Powder of the roots of Veratrum album and Veratrum nigrum (d) Benzidine and/or its derivatives (e) o-Nitrobenzaldehyde (f) Wood powder 273-620-4,202-199-1, 209-025-3 68990-67-0, 92-87-5, 552-89-6 Banned in jokes and hoaxes, or mixtures or articles intended to be used as such,
10 Ammonium polysulphide, Ammonium sulphide, Ammonium hydrogen sulphide 232-989-1, 235-223-4, 235-184-3 9080-17-5, 12135-76-1, 12124-99-1 Banned in jokes and hoaxes, or mixtures or articles intended to be used as such. Exemption: stink bombs containing less than 1.5 ml of liquid
11 Volatile esters of bromoacetic acids: Butyl bromoacetate, Propyl bromoacetate, Ethyl bromoacetate, Methyl bromoacetate 242-729-9, 203-290-9, 202-499-2 18991-98-5, 35223-80-4, 105-36-2, 96-32-2 Banned in jokes and hoaxes, or mixtures or articles intended to be used as such. Exemption: stink bombs containing less than 1.5 ml of liquid
12 2-naphthylamine and its salts 202-080-4, 210-313-6, 209-030-0 91-59-8, 612-52-2, 553-00-4 Banned as substances. Less than 0.1% in mixture.
13 Benzidine and its salts 202-199-1 92-87-5 Banned as substances. Less than 0.1% in mixture.
14 4-Nitrobiphenyl 202-204-7 92-93-3 Banned as substances. Less than 0.1% in mixture.
15 4-Aminobiphenyl xenylamine and its salts 202-177-1 92-67-1 Banned as substances. Less than 0.1% in mixture.
16 Lead carbonates 215-290-6, 209-943-4 1319-46-6, 598-63-0 Banned for use in paints
17 Lead sulphates 231-198-9, 239-831-0 7446-14-2, 15739-80-7 Banned for use in paints
18 Mercury compounds - - Banned as substances or in mixture for preventing the fouling by micro-organisms, plants or animals, preservation of wood, impregnation of heavy-duty industrial textiles and treatment of industrial waters
18a Mercury 231-106-7 7439-97-6 Banned in thermometers and certain measuring devices.
19 Arsenic compounds - - Banned as substances or in mixture for preventing the fouling by micro-organisms, plants or animals, preservation of wood and treatment of industrial waters
20 Organostannic compounds - - Banned as biocides in free association paint and for preventing the fouling by micro-organisms, plants or animals. Banned in use for the treatment of industrial waters. The concentration of Tributyltin (TBT) compounds, triphenyltin (TPT) compounds, Dibutyltin (DBT) compounds, and Dioctyltin (DOT) compounds in articles supplied to the public and their parts shall be less than 0.1 % by weight of tin. Typical articles include textile, gloves and childcare articles.
21 Di-μ-oxo-di-n-butylstanniohydroxyborane / Dibutyltin hydrogen borate C8H19BO3Sn (DBB) 401-040-5 75113-37-0 Banned as substances. Less than 0.1% in mixture.
22 Pentachlorophenol and its salts and esters - - Banned as substances. Less than 0.1% in mixture.
23 Cadmium and its compounds - - The concentration of cadmium (expressed as Cd metal) in mixtures and articles produced from plastic materials (such as PVC), brazing fillers, metal beads, metal parts of jewellery shall be less than 0.01%. The limit is 0.1% for recovered PVC. Shall not be used or placed on the market in paints with codes [3208] [3209] in a concentration (expressed as Cd metal) equal to or greater than 0,01 % by weight. Shall not be used for cadmium plating metallic articles or components of the articles used in certain sectors/applications.
24 Monomethyl — tetrachlorodiphenyl methane Trade name: Ugilec 141 - 76253-60-6 Banned as a substance or in mixtures or in any articles
25 Monomethyl-dichloro-diphenyl methane Trade name: Ugilec 121, Ugilec 21 - - Banned as a substance or in mixtures or in any articles
26 Monomethyl-dibromo-diphenyl methane bromobenzylbromotoluene, mixture of isomers Trade name: DBBT - 99688-47-8 Banned as a substance or in mixtures or in any articles
27 Nickel and its compounds - - Shall not be used: (a) in any post assemblies which are inserted into pierced ears and other pierced parts of the human body unless the rate of nickel release from such post assemblies is less than 0,2 μg/cm²/week (migration limit); (b) in articles intended to come into direct and prolonged contact with the skin
28 Substances which appear in Part 3 of Annex VI to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 classified as carcinogen category 1A or 1B (Table 3.1) or carcinogen category 1 or 2 (Table 3.2) - - Shall not be placed on the market, or used, as substances, as constituents of other substances, or, in mixtures, for supply to the general public if the individual concentration exceeds concentration limits (0.1%)
29 Substances which appear in Part 3 of Annex VI to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 classified as germ cell mutagen category 1A or 1B (Table 3.1) or mutagen category 1 or 2 (Table 3.2) - - Shall not be placed on the market, or used, as substances, as constituents of other substances, or, in mixtures, for supply to the general public if the individual concentration exceeds concentration limits (0.1%).
30 Substances which appear in Part 3 of Annex VI to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 classified as toxic to reproduction category 1A or 1B (Table 3.1) or toxic to reproduction category 1 or 2 (Table 3.2) - - Shall not be placed on the market, or used, as substances, as constituents of other substances, or, in mixtures, for supply to the general public if the individual concentration exceeds concentration limits (0.3%)
31 Low temperature tar oil, alkaline; extract residues (coal), low temperature coal tar alkaline, Tar acids, coal, crude; crude phenols; Distillates (coal tar), upper; heavy anthracene oil, Creosote oil; wash oil; Distillates (coal tar), naphthalene oils; naphthalene oil - - Banned as substance or in mixtures for wood treatment
32 Chloroform 200-663-8 67-66-3 Shall not be placed on the market, or used, as substances, as constituents of other substances, or in mixtures in concentrations equal to or greater than 0,1 % by weight where the substance or mixture is intended for supply to the general public and/or is intended for diffusive applications such as in surface cleaning and cleaning of fabrics.
33 Deleted due to REACH updates
34 1,1,2-Trichloroethane 201-166-9 79-00-5 Shall not be placed on the market, or used, as substances, as constituents of other substances, or in mixtures in concentrations equal to or greater than 0,1 % by weight where the substance or mixture is intended for supply to the general public and/or is intended for diffusive applications such as in surface cleaning and cleaning of fabrics.
35 1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane 201-197-8 79-34-5 Shall not be placed on the market, or used, as substances, as constituents of other substances, or in mixtures in concentrations equal to or greater than 0,1 % by weight where the substance or mixture is intended for supply to the general public and/or is intended for diffusive applications such as in surface cleaning and cleaning of fabrics.
36 1,1,1,2-Tetrachloroethane - 630-20-6 Shall not be placed on the market, or used, as substances, as constituents of other substances, or in mixtures in concentrations equal to or greater than 0,1 % by weight where the substance or mixture is intended for supply to the general public and/or is intended for diffusive applications such as in surface cleaning and cleaning of fabrics.
37 Pentachloroethane 200-925-1 76-01-7 Shall not be placed on the market, or used, as substances, as constituents of other substances, or in mixtures in concentrations equal to or greater than 0,1 % by weight where the substance or mixture is intended for supply to the general public and/or is intended for diffusive applications such as in surface cleaning and cleaning of fabrics.
38 1,1-Dichloroethene 200-864-0 75-35-4 Shall not be placed on the market, or used, as substances, as constituents of other substances, or in mixtures in concentrations equal to or greater than 0,1 % by weight where the substance or mixture is intended for supply to the general public and/or is intended for diffusive applications such as in surface cleaning and cleaning of fabrics.
39 Deleted due to REACH updates
40 Substances classified as flammable gases category 1 or 2, flammable liquids categories 1, 2 or 3, flammable solids category 1 or 2, substances and mixtures which, in contact with water, emit flammable gases, category 1, 2 or 3, pyrophoric liquids category 1 or pyrophoric solids category 1 - - Shall not be used, as substance or as mixtures in aerosol dispensers where these aerosol dispensers are intended for supply to the general public for entertainment and decorative purposes
41 Hexachloroethane 200-666-4 67-72-1 Banned as substance or in mixture for use in the manufacturing or processing of non-ferrous metals
42 Deleted due to REACH updates
43 Azocolourants and Azodyes - - Azodyes which, by reductive cleavage of one or more azo groups, may release one or more of the aromatic amines listed in Appendix 8, in detectable concentrations, i.e. above 30 mg/kg (0,003 % by weight) in the articles or in the dyed parts thereof,shall not be used, in textile and leather articles which may come into direct and prolonged contact with the human skin or oral cavity.
45 Diphenylether, octabromo derivative C12H2Br8O - - Banned as a substance. Less than 0.1% in mixture and article
46a Nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPE) (C2H4O)nC15H24O Shall not be placed on the market after 3 February 2021 in textile articles which can reasonably be expected to be washed in water during their normal lifecycle, in concentrations equal to or greater than 0,01 % by weight of that textile article or of each part of the textile article.
46 Nonylphenol C6H4(OH)C9H19 and Nonylphenol ethoxylates 246-672-0, 500-024-6, 500-045-0, 614-460-0, 500-315-8, 609-346-2, 500-209-1 25154-52-3, 9016-45-9, 26027-38-3, 68412-53-3, 127087-87-0, 37205-87-1, 68412-54-4 Less than 0.1% for domestic, industrial and institutional cleaning products, textiles and leather processing, emulsifier in agricultural teat dips, metal working, manufacturing of pulp and paper, cosmetic products, and co-formulants in pesticides and biocides.
47 Chromium VI compounds - - Less than 2 mg/kg (0,0002%) soluble chromium VI of the total dryweight of the cement and cement-mixtures (some exemptions apply). Leather articles and leather parts coming into contact with the skin shall not be placed on the market where they contain chromium VI in concentrations equal to or greater than 3 mg/kg (0,0003 % by weight) of the total dry weight of the leather.
48 Toluene 203-625-9 108-88-3 Less than 0.1% in adhesives or spray paints intended for supply to the general public.
49 Trichlorobenzene 204-428-0 120-82-1 Banned as a substance. Less than 0.1% in mixture. Exemption: intermediate use
50 Polycyclic-aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs): (a) Benzo[a]pyrene (BaP) (b) Benzo[e]pyrene (BeP) (c) Benzo[a]anthracene (BaA) (d) Chrysen (CHR) (e) Benzo[b]fluoranthene (BbFA) (f) Benzo[j]fluoranthene (BjFA) (g) Benzo[k]fluoranthene (BkFA) (h) Dibenzo[a,h]anthracene (DBAhA) - 50-32-8,192-97-2, 56-55-3, 218-01-9, 205-99-2, 205-82-3, 207-08-9, 53-70-3 Less 1 mg/kg (0,0001 % by weight) BaP, and less than 10 mg/kg (0,001 % by weight) of the sum of all listed PAHs in extender oil for type production. Less than 1 mg/kg (0,0001 %) by weight of any of the listed PAHs in articles supplied to the general public, if any of their rubber or plastic components come into direct as well as prolonged or short-term repetitive contact with the human skin or the oral cavity. Less than 0.5 mg/kg (0,00005 %) by weight of any of the listed PAHs in toys, including activity toys, and childcare articles if any of their rubber or plastic components that come into direct as well as prolonged or shortterm repetitive contact with the human skin or the oral cavity.
51 Phthalates: Dibutyl phthalate (DBP), Benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP), Bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) 201-557-4, 201-622-7, 204-211-0 84-74-2,85-68-7,117-81-7 Less than 0,1 % by weight of the plasticised material in toys and childcare articles.
52 Phthalates: 1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, di-C8-10-branched alkyl esters, C9-rich, 1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, di-C9-11-branched alkyl esters, C10-rich, Di-“isononyl” phthalate (DINP), Di-“isodecyl” phthalate (DIDP), Di-n-octyl phthalate (DNOP) 271-090-9, 271-091-4, 249-079-5, 247-977-1, 204-214-7 68515-48-0, 68515-49-1, 28553-12-0, 26761-40-0, 117-84-0 Less than 0,1 % by weight of the plasticised material, in toys and childcare articles which can be placed in the mouth by children.
53 This PFOS entry was deleted from REACH in 2010 since PFOS is now subject to EU POPs regulation.
54 2-(2-methoxyethoxy)ethanol (DEGME) 203-906-6 111-77-3 Less than 0.1% by weight as a constituent of paints, paint strippers, cleaning agents, self-shining emulsions or floor sealants supplied to the general public.
55 2-(2-butoxyethoxy)ethanol (DEGBE) 203-961-6 112-34-5 Less than 3% by weight in spray paints or spray cleaners in aerosol dispensers suppplied to the general public
56 Methylenediphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) 219-799-4, 247-714-0, 202-966-0, 227-534-9 2536-05-2, 26447-40-5, 101-68-8, 5873-54-1 Less than 0.1% in mixture supplied to the general public. Exemption: hot melt adhesives
57 Cyclohexane 203-806-2 110-82-7 Less than 0.1% in neoprene-based contact adhesives supplied to the general public in package sizes greater than 350 g
58 Ammonium nitrate (AN) 229-347-8 6484-52-2 Less than 28 % by weight of nitrogen in relation to ammonium nitrate for use as a solid fertiliser. Less than 16% in other mixture except certain uses.
59 Dichloromethane 200-838-9 75-09-2 Less than 0.1% in paint strippers
60 Acrylamide 201-173-7 79-06-1 Less than 0.1% by weight for grouting applications
61 Dimethylfumarate (DMF) 210-849-0 624-49-7 Less than 0.1 mg/kg in articles and their parts
62 Phenylmercury 2-ethylhexanoate, Phenylmercury acetate, Phenylmercury neodecanoate, Phenylmercury octanoate, Phenylmercury propionate 236-326-7, 200-532-5,247-783-7, 203-094-3 13302-00-6, 62-38-4, 26545-49-3, 13864-38-5, 103-27-5 Less than 0.01% by weight of mercury in mixture, article or its part.
63 Lead and its compounds - - Less than 0.05 % by weight of lead in any individual part of jewellery articles. Less than 0.05 % by weight of lead in articles supplied to the general public if those articles or accessible parts thereof may, during normal or reasonably foreseeable conditions of use, be placed in the mouth by children.
64 1,4-Dichlorobenzene 203-400-5 106-46-7 Less than 0.1% in air freshener or deodoriser in toilets, homes, offices or other indoor public areas
65 Inorganic ammonium salts Banned in cellulose insulation mixtures or cellulose insulation articles after 14 July 2018 unless the emission of ammonia from those mixtures or articles results in a concentration of less than 3 ppm by volume (2,12 mg/m3) under specified test conditions
66 Bisphenol A 201-245-8 80-05-7 Less than 0.02 % by weight in thermal paper after 2 January 2020
67 Bis(pentabromophenyl)ether (decaBDE) 214-604-9 1163-19-5 Banned as a substance. Less than 0.1% in article or its part. Exemptions: spare parts of aircraft, vehicles or machines, electrical and electronic equipment
68 Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and its salts 206-397-9 335-67-1 Banned as a substance from 4 July 2020. Less than 25 ppb of PFOA including its salts or 1 000 ppb of one or a combination of PFOA-related substances in mixture and article. Certain applications are exempt.