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The European Commission (EC) has issued Draft Regulation concerning Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 19072006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of chemicals (REACH), as regards to certain substances classified as Carcinogenic, Mutagenic, or Toxic for Reproduction (CMR), Category 1A or 1B in textiles, clothing and related accessories.

This draft Regulation introduces a new restriction to Annex XVII in REACH, concerning substances classified as a CMR Category 1A (known to have CMR potential for humans) and Category 1B (presumed to have CMR potential for humans), used in clothing, other textiles and footwear.

Public consultation is opened until April 2nd, 2018.