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ECHA's current activities on restrictions

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

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

Calcium cyanamide



Assess the risk and prepare an Annex XV restriction on the use of calcium cyanamide as a fertiliser posing an unacceptable risk to the environment. Use as a fertiliser   Commission's request to ECHA

Lead and its compounds



Investigate the state of the art of scientific information in terms available analytical methodologies to determine migration of lead from the different materials used in jewellery as well as the availability of alternatives to these materials and to those exempted by paragraph 4 of entry 63 Jewellery articles 63 Commission's request to ECHA

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons

    Investigate the state of the art of scientific information in terms of available analytical methodologies to determine the content and migration of the individual PAHs listed in entry 50 from plastic and rubber materials relevant to the scope of the restriction Articles placed on the market for supply to the general public 50 (5) and (6) Commission's request to ECHA

Bisphenol S 4,4'-sulfonyldiphenol



Monitor the trend towards substitution of BPA with BPS including a survey to verify if BPS is used in thermal paper and what are the volumes and if thermal paper manufacturers are substituting BPA with BPS. BPS used in thermal paper   Commission's request to ECHA

Cadmium and its compounds



Review the current quantities and average cadmium content of post-consumer rigid PVC waste and of recovered PVC obtained from it, and the hazards associated to cadmium as well as the risks associated to the use of recovered PVC containing cadmium Cadmium in recycled PVC 23(4) Commission's request to ECHA

Cobalt salts
Cobalt sulphate
Cobalt dinitrate
Cobalt dichloride
Cobalt (II) carbonate
Cobalt (II) diacetate



Preparation of an Annex XV restriction dossier Uses of the 5 salts - Commission's request to ECHA

Rubber and plastic infill material



To cooperate with the Dutch authorities in the preparation of an Annex XV dossier to restrict the presence of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) and to examine other relevant substances of concern to human health in plastic and rubber granulates used as infill in synthetic turf pitches.


Uses on synthetic turf   Commission's request to ECHA

See also Completed activities on restrictions

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