By Little Pro on 2015-12-30 Views: Update:2017-02-16
The Annex XVII of REACH regulation contains the list of restrictions of certain hazardous substances, mixtures and articles for their marketing and use on the European market. A restriction can apply to any substance on its own, in a mixture or in an article, including those that do not require registration. The list is often known as REACH restricted substances list or simply as REACH annex XVII.
Reminder: Since Switzerland is not a member of the EU or the European Economic Area (EEA), EU REACH regulation does not apply. Switzerland has its own restriction list. Please refer to Swiss Chemical Risk Reduction Ordinance (ORRChem) for more info.
Currently there are 64 valid entries on REACH Annex XVII (updated on 10 Feb 2017).Each entry shows the substance or group of substances or the mixture, and the consequent restrictions conditions. Please note that entry 33, 39 and 42 have been deleted due to REACH updates are no longer valid.
|Dimethylfumarate (DMF)||Articles or any parts of the articles||<=0.1 mg/kg|
|Toluene||Adhesives or spray paints intended for supply to the general public.||<=0.1%w/w|
Other restricted hazardous substances on REACH annex XVII include:
Some substances are literally banned by REACH annex XVII. These substances include Polychlorinated terphenyls (PCTs),asbestos fibres, pentachlorophenol and and its salts and esters, and monomethyl-tetrachlorodiphenyl methane. Many of them are persistent organic pollutants (POPs). A complete list of banned persistent organic pollutants under the Stockholm Convention can be accessed here.
Please click here to view the latest restriction list and restriction conditions on ECHA's website. If you would like to download the latest list of REACH restricted substances in excel table, please click the picture below.
It shall be noted that you also need to check if your products contain any Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) and comply with relevant requirements.
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