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On 22 March 2017, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) launched the 1st public consultation1 on the proposal to restrict on lead in polymers or copolymers of vinyl chloride (PVC) articles, under Annex XVII of REACH regulations.
All interested parties can comment on the proposal using the ECHA website until the end of the consultation period on 22 September 2017, but comments that are received by 1 June 2017 will assist in the detailed discussion of the restriction proposal.
Table A. Proposed restriction on lead in PVC2
|Proposed scope of restriction||Articles or parts produced from PVC|
|Proposed limit||< 0.1% by weight (expressed as metal)|
|Proposed date of application||24 months from the date of entry into force|
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