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EC Extends Consultation Period on Possible CMR Restrictions in Textiles

February 10, 2016

The European Commission (EC) has updated its consultation period on the possible restriction of hazardous substances (CMR 1A and 1B) in textile articles and clothing for consumer use under Article 68(2) of Regulation EC No 1907/2006 (REACH) to March 22, 2016.

The consultation is intended to gather information on the following:

  • Presence or likelihood of presence of the identified CMR substances in relevant consumer articles and information on their concentration, function and on the availability of alternatives
  • Potential socio-economic impacts and the enforceability of the possible restriction