• March 12, 2018
  • BEUC

Draft REACH restriction of CMR substances in textiles | ANEC and BEUC comments

ANEC and BEUC welcome the European Commission’s plans to better protect consumers against a group of dangerous chemicals used in textiles. The present proposal however only covers a small fraction of the harmful chemicals used in textiles; a systematic, comprehensive approach to regulate all chemicals in textiles is needed to protect consumers. 

ANEC and BEUC recommend that the present proposal is amended to ensure: i) Better protection of infants and small children; ii) Continuous, and regular, updates to the list of restricted substances and to applicable concentration limits; and iii) Disposable textiles are included within the scope of the restriction.

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