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China proposed chemicals restrictions

China has carried out a public consultation on proposals to restrict 103 chemicals in consumer products, including toys, textiles, coatings, paints, decorations and furniture.

The National Consumer Product Safety Standardisation Technical Commission (SAC/TC508) proposed list includes chemicals indicated in China national standards and regulations on toys, EU regulations such as REACH or food-contact plastics and Oeko-Tex standards for textiles. Amongst chemicals proposed for regulation are the halogenated flame retardants PBBs, PBDEs (other than DecaBDE) and SCCPs (short chain chlorinated paraffins), with limits of e.g. 1000 mg/kg in homogenous materials in electrical and electronic products.

Official information in Chinese http://www.cnis.gov.cn/wzgg/201703/t20170330_22259.shtml  Summary in English http://www.sgs.com/en/news/2017/04/safeguards-06717-china-proposes-to-strengthen-chemical-safety-in-consumer-products