Fabian Demicoli

Consultation on the Restriction proposal For Lead and its compounds


The European Chemicals Agency has
launched a public consultation on the Restriction proposal for Lead and its
compounds in articles intended for consumer use (EC: 231-100-4, CAS:
7439-92-1).  A report has been published
concerning the restriction proposal for lead and its compounds.  The full report on this Annex XV restriction
has been published and can be downloaded from the following link:
http://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/80f7edca-b6c1-4433-8734-854594530db2

According to this report the lead
(metal) restriction shall apply to articles or individual parts of articles
(detachable, protruding or by other means accessible to be placed in the mouth
by children), which are supplied to the general public and which can be placed
in the mouth by children, if the concentration of lead (expressed as metal) in
that article or part of article is equal to or greater than 0,05% by
weight.  This restriction shall not apply
to keys and locks, including padlocks, and to musical instruments.

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