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Technical workshop on potential restriction of CMRs 1A and 1B in textiles

Technical workshop on potential restriction of CMRs 1A and 1B in textiles
Published on: 01/09/2017
After the public consultation that ran until March 2016. The Commission organised a workshop on the possible restriction of hazardous substances (CMR 1A and 1B) in textile articles and clothing for consumer use under Article 68(2) of Regulation EC No 1907/2006 (REACH)
Event date: 07/02/2017
Location: Centre A. Borschette, Rue Froissart, 36 - Brussels - Belgium

Article 68(2) of REACH provides a simplified procedure which the Commission may use in relation to substances classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic for reproduction (CMR), categories 1A and 1B on their own, in mixtures or in articles that could be used by consumers.

The Commission developed a structured approach to the implementation of Art. 68(2) for articles, which was presented in a paper (421 kb) (Nov 2014) and discussed with the EU country competent authorities and the stakeholders.

As a first implementation of the approach, the Commission is working on the potential restriction of CMRs 1A and 1B in textiles. As part of the process, the Commission conducted a public consultation.

As a result to the public consultation, the Commission organised a technical workshop in order to further discuss the scope of the restriction, the substances to be covered and the concentration limits.

Minutes of the workshop


Stakeholder contributions

Key points discussed at the workshop

Feedback after the workshop

Next steps

Follow-up document