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ECHA Calls for Evidence on Analytical Methods to Ensure Safety of Children's Products: Focus on CMR Substances in Childcare Articles

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In an effort to ensure the safety and well-being of children, ECHA has initiated a call for evidence on analytical methods to measure Carcinogen, Germ Cell Mutagen, or Reproductive Toxicant (CMR) substances in childcare articles. This call for evidence is in accordance with Part 3 of Annex VI to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008.

The consultation period for this call began on May 10, 2023, and interested stakeholders, experts, and organizations are encouraged to provide their input before the deadline on June 7, 2023.

Childcare articles play a crucial role in the early stages of a child's life, and it is of utmost importance to ensure that these products do not contain substances classified as CMR category 1A or 1B. Such substances are known to pose significant risks to human health, particularly in terms of carcinogenicity, mutagenicity, and reproductive toxicity.

By gathering evidence on analytical methods to measure CMR substances, the regulatory authorities aim to establish effective protocols for testing and verifying the safety of childcare articles. The results of this call for evidence will inform future regulatory measures, product standards, and labeling requirements, ensuring better protection for children and peace of mind for parents and caregivers.

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