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SAFEGUARDS | Hardgoods, Toys & Juvenile Products NO. 144/15

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The EU has recently amended the CLP Regulation by expanding the list of substances and including new classification and labelling requirements for existing substances. The new law will be enforced starting 1 January, 2017.

On 25 July, 2015, the European Union (EU) published Regulation (EU) 2015/1221 [1] amending Annex VI to Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 on the Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures (CLP Regulation) [2] regarding the harmonization of a number of existing and new substances.

This amendment is the 7th adaptation to technical and scientific progress (ATP 7) for the CLP Regulation. It amends 12 existing entries and adds 20 new entries to Table 3.1 under Part 3 of ANNEX VI of the CLP Regulation. These new amendments and entries are also updated in the corresponding entries under Table 3.2. In Table 3.1, the classification and labelling are based on the criteria in Annex I to the CLP Regulation. In Table 3.2, the classification and labelling are based on the criteria in Annex VI to Directive 67/548/EEC (Dangerous Substances Directive, DSD).

There are a number of significant changes in ATP 7. The interesting changes in Tables 3.1 and 3.2 under Part 3 of ANNEX VI of the CLP Regulation are:

  • Tributyltin compounds (1); an existing substance with new classification and labelling codes.
  • 1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, dihexyl ester, branched and linear (2); a new phthalate.

The enforcement date of the new regulation will be 1 January, 2017. Highlights of this new legislation with respect to substance (2) in Table 3.1 under Part 3 of ANNEX VI of the CLP Regulation are summarized in Table 1. 

table 1

Regulation (EU) 2015/1221

Table 3.1, Part 3 under Annex VI of the CLP Regulation

Substance

1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, dihexyl ester, branched and linear

CAS (EC) number

68515-50-4 (271-093-5)

Index number

607-710-00-5

Classification - Hazard class and category code

Repr 1B (Reproductive toxicant 1B)

Classification - Hazard statement code

H360FD (May damage fertility. May damage the unborn child.)

Labelling - Pictogram / single word

GHS08/ Danger

Labelling - Hazard statement code

H360FD (May damage fertility. May damage the unborn child.)

Enforcement date

1 January, 2017

Throughout our global network of laboratories, we are able to provide a range of services, including analytical testing and consultancy for restricted substances, safety data sheets (SDSs), CLP label reviews as well as chemical safety assessments (CSAs) for the Technical Documentations under the Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC for the EU and international markets.

For enquiries, please contact:

Hing Wo Tsang
Global Toys and Juvenile Products
t: +852 2774 7420

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