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Turkey Expands List of Restricted Chemicals in Certain Consumer Products

April 20, 2015

The government of Turkey has expanded the list of chemicals restricted from use in certain consumer products, and the newly added chemicals will be subjected to market surveillance. The proposed enforcement date of these changes is May 21, 2015.

The newly restricted chemicals are listed below along with their specific limits and applicable consumer products:

Chemical Requirements
Azo Colourants Requirement of <30 mg/kg for textile and leather articles which may come into direct and prolonged contact with the human skin or oral cavity
DEHP, DBP, BBP Requirement of <0.1% (sum) for plasticised materials in toys and childcare articles
DINP, DIDP, DNOP Requirement of <0.1% (sum) for plasticised materials in toys and childcare articles which can be placed in the mouth by children
PBBs, TEPA, TRIS Prohibited in textile articles
Cadmium and Cadmium compounds Requirement of <0.01% in synthetic organic polymers and metal components

Requirement of <0.1% in paint and surface coatings

Nickel Release Requirement of <0.5μg/cm2/week for articles intended to come into direct and prolonged contact with the skin

Requirement of <0.2μg/cm2/week for post assemblies which are inserted into pierced ears and other pierced parts of the human body

Organotin compounds Requirement of <0.1% TBT, TPT and DBT in textile and leather products

Requirement of <0.1% DOT in textile, footwear, gloves and childcare articles

PFOS Requirement of <1g/m2 in textiles and coated products
Mercury Compounds Prohibited in substances or mixtures for preserving wood
Arsenic Compounds Prohibited in products for preserving wood
NP/NPEO Requirement of <0.1% for substances and mixtures

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