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Description D4
Status Submitted
Submitter United Kingdom
Details on the scope of restriction Wash-off personal care products in the EU shall not contain more than 0.1% of D4, nor more than 0.1% of D5.
Further substance information EC Number: (D4) 209-136-7 (D5) 208-764-9; CAS Number: (D4) 556-67-2 (D5) 541-02-6
Reason for restriction D4 and D5 are two siloxanes that have PBT (D4) and vPvB (D5) characteristics. Each has a range of generally similar uses. A particular concern is the release of these substances into freshwater and their subsequent persistence and build-up in sediments, followed by bioaccumulation through the food chain. One significant use that results in emission of these substances into water is via their presence in wash-off personal care products. A restriction of this use would make a significant contribution to reducing their presence in water sediment. This targetted approach would be more appropriate than alternative regulatory approaches that would be less targetted and would encompass numerous other use situations of lesser concern.

Intention timeline

Date of intention 2014-06-10
Expected date of submission 2015-04-17
Latest update 2018-12-21

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Restriction report and annexes

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Feb. 8, 2019
  • Details on the scope of restriction: Wash-off personal care products in the EU shall not contain more than 0.1% of D4, nor more than 0.1% of D5.Shall not be placed on the market or used in concentrations equal to or greater than 0.1% by weight of each in personal care products that are washed off in normal use conditions. Personal care products shall be taken to mean any substance or mixture intended to be placed on contact with various external parts of the human body (epidermis, hair, nails, lips and external genital organs) or with the teeth and the mucous membranes of the oral cavity with a view exclusively or mainly to cleaning them, perfuming them, changing their appearance and/or correcting body odours and/or protecting them or keeping them in good condition. Normal use may be determined by packaging instructions, indicating the purpose of the product and how it shall be used.
  • Latest update: 2018-12-212019-02-07
  • Restriction report and annexes: https://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/0e3909ba-ff05-7604-d8a4-395a19821576https://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/8d1fa738-ab82-2793-afd3-2cde40fa08e5
  • Restriction report and annexes: https://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/48545619-7b2d-6565-1837-58514c65bfbfhttps://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/c66ebeec-522f-d65e-2783-f4b4959e8fb7
  • Status: SubmittedCommission decided
  • Submitter: United Kingdom
Feb. 18, 2019
  • Latest update: 2019-02-072018-12-21
This version
Jan. 3, 2019
  • Latest update: 2018-12-182018-12-21
Dec. 18, 2018
  • Latest update: 2018-02-282018-12-18
  • Restriction report and annexes: https://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/2c2ccd95-f160-c714-164a-80a38ab3975chttps://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/0e3909ba-ff05-7604-d8a4-395a19821576
  • Restriction report and annexes: https://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/62822829-e1a6-9b39-fd43-3cdc0ee0a963https://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/48545619-7b2d-6565-1837-58514c65bfbf
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