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Chemicals in Products

Our coverage of chemicals in products focuses on chemical substances in finished products, such as electrical and electronic equipment, batteries, packaging, in addition to articles treated with biocides.

Chemicals In Products


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Content Overview

Our chemicals in products topic in C2P covers proposed, new and enacted regulations and supporting documents on chemicals in finished products, paying particular attention to regulatory measures on prohibited or restricted chemicals substances, and on biocidal substances in treated articles that protect articles from harmful organisms like pests, mold and bacteria.

The spectrum of global legislation addressed in this content is extensive, encompassing international instruments such as the Stockholm Convention on POPs (persistent organic pollutants), the Minamata Convention on Mercury, the Montreal Protocol on ODS (ozone-depleting substances). It also includes major regional and national regulations such as EU REACH (Annex XIV on authorisation and Annex XVII on restrictions), EU RoHS, EU BPR, EAEU Packaging and RoHS Technical Regulations; China RoHS, California RoHS and Prop 65, the various promulgated and proposed regulatory actions on phasing out the production and use of per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), and many more.

The topic also covers regulations requiring:

  • Communication of information on the safe use of the products containing restricted substances to users
  • Warnings to inform users about their exposure to such substances when using products containing them
  • Reporting and notification to competent authorities (i.e REACH SVHC; SCIP under the Waste Framework Directive)
  • Authorization for the manufacture and use during a certain period of a restricted substance in a specific product (REACH Annex XIV)
  • Rules applicable to biocidal treated articles (i.e. registration, authorization/approval, labeling), etc.

Coverage Included

Our regulatory content in C2P is historically comprehensive with a robust QA process to ensure quality, consistency and accuracy. Below is a high level summary of our coverage for this topic:
  • EU Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), Regulation (EC) 1907/2006
  • EU Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive 2011/65/EU
  • EU Safety of Toys, Directive 2009/48/EC
  • EU Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Regulation (EU) No. 2019/1021
  • EU Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive 94/62/EC
  • EU Batteries and Accumulators and Waste Batteries and Accumulators Directive 2006/66/EC
  • EU Construction Products, Regulation (EU) No 305/2011
  • EU: Proposal for a Restriction on Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) under REACH, February 2023
  • US Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), 15 USC Section 2601 et seq, June 2016
  • US Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements for Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) Substances, Final Rule, 88 FR 70516, October 2023
  • California (USA): Proposition 65, Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986
  • California’s Safer Consumer Products Regulations (SCPR)
  • California Electronic Waste Recycling Act
  • California: Prohibition of Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in Textiles, Assembly Bill 1817 Enacted, 2022
  • Maine (USA): Restriction of Products Containing Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) Substances, House Paper 1113, Legislative Document 1503 Enacted, 2021
  • Canada Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations, SOR/2012-285
  • China Administrative Measures for the Restriction of the Use of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Products, 2016
  • Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, 2001
  • Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, 1987
  • India E-Waste (Management) Rules, GSR 801(E), 2022
  • Thailand RoHS, Standard TIS 2368-2551, 2008
  • Turkey Control of WEEE Regulations, May 2012
  • Turkey REACH-like (KKDIK), June 2017
  • Vietnam Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment, Circular No. 30/2011/TT-BCT
  • EU Biocidal Products Regulation (EU) No 528/2012
  • South Korea Consumer Chemical Products and Biocides Safety, Law No. 15511, 2018
  • Swiss Reduction of Risks Linked to Use of Dangerous Substances, Preparations and Articles, Ordinance, May 2005
  • Swiss Placing on the Market and Use of Biocides, Ordinance, May 2005
  • Turkey Goods Processed with Biocidal Product, Communiqué, May 2018
  • Canada: Pest Control Products Act, 2006
  • USA: Pesticide Regulations, 40 CFR 150-189, 1971

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