Restriction dossier for four classified phthalates submitted

29 April 2016

ECHA submitted a proposal to restrict four classified phthalates in articles on 1 April 2016. The phthalates proposed to be restricted in articles are bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), dibutyl phthalate (DBP), diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP), and benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP).
ECHA has concluded that they do pose a risk and therefore has prepared a proposal to restrict their use in articles. To increase transparency and to help stakeholders prepare for the future six month public consultation on the dossier (expected mid-June 2016 if the substance passes conformity), ECHA has published the Annex XV restriction dossier on its website (ECHA Weekly, 20 April 2016).
Click here for the ECHA Weekly of 20 April 2016.
Click here for the submitted restriction proposal.

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