ECHA's current activities on restrictions

ECHA's current activities on restrictions

ECHA's current activities on restrictions

ECHA is reviewing existing restriction entries and carrying out preparatory work for possible submission of Annex XV restriction proposals. The table provides information on the current activities. ECHA may launch consultations or calls for comments and evidence in relation to these activities.


Substance Name EC number CAS number Type of the task Scope of the task Entry in Annex XVII Other remarks
formaldehyde and formaldehyde releasers      Prepare guidelines  Request to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) to prepare guidelines for the measurement of formaldehyde releases from articles and formaldehyde concentrations in the interior of vehicles in accordance with Appendix 14 of Commission Regulation 2023/1464 amending Annex XVII to REACH (entry 77).  77 Commission's request to ECHA [PDF][EN] 
aromatic brominated substances - - Prepare an investigation report Collect and summarise various information on flame retardants, with a particular focus on aromatic brominated flame retardants. This will support the Commission decide whether to request ECHA to prepare a restriction dossier.   Commission's request to ECHA [PDF][EN]
Certain chromium (VI) substances - - Prepare an Annex XV restriction dossier The Commission is requesting ECHA to prepare a restriction dossier in line with the requirements of Annex XV in view of a possible restriction certain Cr(VI) substances. The number of applications for authorisation for the use of certain Cr(VI) substances has far exceeded the predictions at the time of inclusion of the substances in REACH Annex XIV, and the approach envisaged for regulating Cr(VI) substances (authorisation) is no longer appropriate to control the risk to human health posed by these substances.  

Commission's request to ECHA [PDF]

Commission’s Q&A

Commission’s amendment to the request to ECHA [PDF] [EN]

tris(2-chloroethyl) phosphate (TCEP);

tris(2-chloro-1-methylethyl) phosphate (TCPP);

Reaction mass of tris(2-chloropropyl) phosphate and tris(2-chloro-1-methylethyl) phosphate and Phosphoric acid, bis(2-chloro-1-methylethyl) 2-chloropropyl ester and Phosphoric acid, 2-chloro-1-methylethyl bis(2-chloropropyl) ester (TCPP);

Reaction products of phosphoryl trichloride and methyloxirane (TCPP);

tris[2-chloro-1-(chloromethyl)ethyl] phosphate (TDCP)







Prepare an Annex XV restriction dossier Prepare an Annex XV restriction dossier addressing at the minimum the risk for children from exposure to TCEP, TCPP and TDCP in flexible polyurethane (PUR) foams in childcare articles and residential upholstered furniture. The restriction dossier may cover risks from these substances in mattresses for adults and textiles as well as other articles.   Commission's request to ECHA