EU has published the ATP 18, the newest addition to the CLP Regulation on Substances and Mixtures.
European Union (EU) issued Regulation (EU) 2022/692 on May 3, 2022 to amend Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 on Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures (CLP Regulation, consolidated version to March 2022).
This last amendment is the eighteenth adaptation to technical and scientific progress (ATP-18) to the CLP Regulation and contains changes to the list of chemicals falling under Annex VI to the CLP Regulation.
The revision contains changes to Table 3 of Part 3 under Annex VI ‘List of Harmonized Classification and Labelling of Hazardous Substances.
It adds 39 new entries, including two dibutyltin analogues, bisphenol S (BPS) as a reprotoxic category 1B substance, benzophenone as a carcinogenic category 1 B substance and melamine as a carcinogenic category 2 substance, replaces 17 entries, including bisphenol A (index no 604-030-00-0) with additional classification and labelling information, and deletes 1,5-naphthylene diisocyanate (Index No 615-007-00-X).
This publication involves a total of 12 substances that can be used in cosmetics, including six with CMR 1 or 2 classification, which ultimately threatens their use in cosmetic products.
This document, Regulation (EU) 2022/692 will become effective on 1st December 2023 and substances and mixtures classified, labelled and packaged in accordance with this revision should comply before this date.
Therefore, CMR substances, of category 1, under Part 3 of Annex VI to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008, shall be directly prohibited. What is more, the CMR substances, of category 2, shall be either directly prohibited or may be allowed where the substance has been evaluated by the SCCS and found safe for use in cosmetic products.
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You can find the Regulation (EU) 2022/692 on May 3, 2022 here.