China Seeks to Ban Hazardous Substances from Consumer Products

At the end of March, the National Consumer Product Safety Standardisation Technical Commission in China announced (in Chinese only), that it wants to ban certain chemical substances from consumer products in the future. The substances involved include:

  • Heavy metals such as cadmium, chromium (VI), lead, mercury and nickel
  • Organic chemicals such as benzene, BPA, dyes, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), phthalates, polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs), polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and short chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs)
  • Organometallic compounds such as organotins and salts

According to the international inspection company SGS, the Chinese plans align with various national and international standards, including:

The list also includes three substances that REACH does not limit: benzothiazole-2-thiol (MBT), antioxidants (2, 2) 6-di-tert-butyl-p-cresol, and 2,2′-methylene-bis (4-methyl-6-tert-butylphenol).

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