ECHA's current activities on restrictions

ECHA is reviewing existing restriction entries and carrying out preparatory work for possible submission of Annex XV restriction proposals. The table provides information on the current activities. ECHA may launch consultations or calls for comments and evidence in relation to these activities.


Substance Name EC number CAS number Type of the task Scope of the task Entry in Annex XVII Other remarks
Polycyclic-aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) - - Prepare an investigation report Assess the risks to children posed by PAHs in granules and mulches in loose form in playgrounds, as well as other domestic applications such as gardening and landscaping.

The work should be completed by the end of February 2023.
  Commission's request to ECHA [PDF]
Substances which are classified as carcinogen, germ cell mutagen or reproductive toxicant category 1A or 1B in Part 3 of Annex VI to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 - - Prepare an investigation report

Collect and summarise various information on the potential presence of CMR 1A and 1B substances in childcare articles to support the Commission’s preparation of a restriction proposal as per REACH Article 68(2).

The work should be completed by the end of September 2023.

  Commission's request to ECHA [PDF]
PVC and PVC additives - - Prepare an investigation report Collect information on the potential risk to human health and the environment posed by PVC additives and PVC itself, the socio-economic impact of a possible restriction and the need for a European Union-wide action beyond and measures already in place.

The work should be completed by May 2023.
  Commission's request to ECHA  [PDF]

tris(2-chloroethyl) phosphate (TCEP);

tris(2-chloro-1-methylethyl) phosphate (TCPP);

Reaction mass of tris(2-chloropropyl) phosphate and tris(2-chloro-1-methylethyl) phosphate and Phosphoric acid, bis(2-chloro-1-methylethyl) 2-chloropropyl ester and Phosphoric acid, 2-chloro-1-methylethyl bis(2-chloropropyl) ester (TCPP);

Reaction products of phosphoryl trichloride and methyloxirane (TCPP);

tris[2-chloro-1-(chloromethyl)ethyl] phosphate (TDCP)







Prepare an Annex XV restriction dossier Prepare an Annex XV restriction dossier addressing at the minimum the risk for children from exposure to TCEP, TCPP and TDCP in flexible polyurethane (PUR) foams in childcare articles and residential upholstered furniture. The restriction dossier may cover risks from these substances in mattresses for adults and textiles as well as other articles.   Commission's request to ECHA

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