legislation-obligation

Substance Regulatory Obligations

OBL

Formaldehyde

EC number: 200-001-8

CAS number: 50-00-0

Last updated: 25/05/2022
ECHA Legislation Regulatory Obligations

Regulatory obligations may exist for this substance under the legislations under ECHA’s remit or for which ECHA has delegated tasks (i.e. REACH, CLP, BPR, PIC, CAD / CMD, WFD, and POPs). Please check the substance Infocard.

Active Implantable Medical Devices Directive-repealed

Active Implantable Medical Devices Directive - Hazardous Substances

This list contains hazardous substances for purposes of Directive 90/385/EEC on active implantable medical devices, particularly as regards Article 3 and Annex I (Essential Requirements). This non-exhaustive database is derived from: Table 3 of Annex VI to CLP, REACH Candidate List of SVHCs, and Directive 2000/54/EC's Annex III (Biological Agents list). Please note that Regulation (EU) 2017/745 on medical devices has repealed Directive 90/385/EEC and begun to apply from 26 May 2021. Nevertheless, Article 120 of the Regulation provides for a transitional period allowing medical devices, under specified conditions (e.g., placed on the market prior to 26 May 2021), to continue to comply with the Directive. In accordance with the fourth paragraph of Article 120, this period ends 26 May 2025.

Name CAS EU CLP (1272/2008) EU_BA Directive 2000/54/EC EU REACH: List of SVHC
formaldehyde ...%
50-00-0
Carc. 1B; Muta. 2; Acute Tox. 3; Skin Corr. 1B; Skin Sens. 1
Ambient Air Quality Directive

Ambient Air Quality Directive, Annex X - Ozone Precursor Substances

This list contains ozone precursor substances, including nitrogen oxides (NO and NO2) and volatile organic compounds (VOC) that shall be measured to analyze any trend in ozone precursors, to check the efficiency of emission reduction strategies, to check the consistency of emission inventories and to help attribute emission sources to observed pollution concentrations.

Name CAS Group Notes
Formaldehyde
50-00-0
VOC (Volatile organic compounds)
1 Volatile organic compounds recommended for measurement
CAD - Chemical Agents Directive

CAD - Chemical Agents Directive, Article 2(b)(i) - Hazardous Agents

This list contains a non-exhaustive inventory based on the list of substances with harmonised classification and labelling (i.e., Table 3 of Annex VI to the CLP Regulation 1272/2008/EC). While the harmonised list covers many hazardous substances, others not listed may also meet the classification criteria in accordance with the CLP Regulation.

Name CAS
formaldehyde …%
50-00-0
CMD - Carcinogens and Mutagens Directive

CMD - Carcinogens and Mutagens Directive, Annex III - OELVs

This list provides occupational exposure limit values (OELVs) for carcinogens, mutagens and reprotoxic substances pursuant to Annex III of Directive 2004/37/EC (CMRD). Employers are obligated to minimize worker exposure to these agents in so far as possible, and must arrange for medical surveillance of workers exposed to these substances.

Name of Agent EC Number CAS Long-term Exposure Limit (LTEL) Values Short-term Exposure Limit (STEL) Values Expressed As Carcinogen Category Physical form Dermal Sensitisation Respiratory Sensitisation Skin Designation Effective Date Expiration Date Work Sector Miscellaneous Notes  
Name f/ml mg/m3 ppm mg/m3 ppm
Formaldehyde
200-001-8
50-00-0
0.37 mg/m3
0.3 ppm
0.74 mg/m3
0.6 ppm
1B Category 1B, presumed to have carcinogenic potential for humans, classification is largely based on animal evidence.
yes
Details
Formaldehyde
200-001-8
50-00-0
0.62 mg/m3
0.5 ppm
1B Category 1B, presumed to have carcinogenic potential for humans, classification is largely based on animal evidence.
yes
11 July 2024
Health care, Funeral, Embalming
Details

Carc and Muta Directive, Annex I - Substances, Mixtures & Processes

This list contains a non-exhaustive inventory of substances based on Art. 2 carcinogen, mutagen and reprotoxin (CMR) definitions and Annex I of the Carcinogens, Mutagens and Reprotoxins Directive (CMRD). Category 1A and 1B CMRs are derived from the CLP Regulation's Table 3 of Annex VI (1272/2008/EC). Employers are obligated to minimize worker exposure to these agents as far as possible, and must arrange for medical surveillance of workers exposed to these substances.

Name CAS Restriction(s) Physical form Substance Description Notes  
formaldehyde
50-00-0
…%
Details
Construction Products Regulation

Construction Product Regulation - Annex I (3) - Hazardous Substances

This list contains a non-exhaustive inventory of substances taken from: (1) Table 3 of Annex VI to CLP; (2) the Candidate List of SVHCs; (3) Annex XIV of REACH (Authorisation List); (4) Annex XVII of REACH (Restrictions List); (5) F-gases subject to emission limits/reporting per Regulation 517/2014/EU; and (6) volatile organic compounds (VOCs) listed in the Ambient Air Directive 2008/50/EC. The basis of the list is Annex I(3) of the Construction Products Regulation 305/2011/EC, which stipulates that construction works must not have a high impact on human health or the environment as a result of: giving off toxic gas; emissions of dangerous substances, volatile organic compounds (VOC), greenhouse gases or dangerous particles into indoor or outdoor air; release of dangerous substances into drinking water, ground water, marine waters, surface waters or soil.

Name CAS EU CLP (1272/2008) EU REACH: Annex XIV EU REACH: List of SVHC EU REACH: Annex XVII EU FGG (517/2014) EU VOC (2008/50)
formaldehyde …%
50-00-0
yes
Annex 17 Appendix 2; Annex 17 Appendix 12
yes

Construction Product Regulation - Article 6(5) - SDS and Declaration

This list contains a non-exhaustive inventory of substances originating from: (1) Table 3 of Annex VI to CLP (i.e., the list of harmonised substances); (2) the Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs); and REACH Annex XIV (Authorisation List). This list is compiled on the basis of Article 6(5) of Regulation 305/2011/EC on Marketing of Construction Products. This provision requires SDSs and information on hazardous substances (i.e., SVHCs) contained in construction products be provided with the declaration of performance.

Name CAS EU REACH: Annex XIV EU REACH: List of SVHC
formaldehyde …%
50-00-0
Cosmetic Products Regulation

Cosmetic Products Regulation, Annex II - Prohibited Substances

This list contains substances which are banned from use in any cosmetic products marketed for sale or use in the European Union.

Ref No. Substance Identification Expressed As Product type, body parts Maximum Threshold Restriction(s) Notes  
Name EC Number CAS Molecular formula
1577
Formaldehyde
200-001-8
50-00-0
All cosmetic products
0 %
Details
End-of-Life Vehicles Directive

End-of-Life Vehicles Directive - Hazardous Substances

This list contains a non-exhaustive inventory of hazardous substances as defined by Article 2(11) of the End-of-Life Vehicles Directive 2000/53/EC. It is based on the relevant subset of substances with harmonised classification listed in Table 3 of Annex VI to the CLP Regulation 1272/2008/EC.

Name CAS EU CLP (1272/2008)
formaldehyde …%
50-00-0
Carc. 1B; Acute Tox. 3
EU Ecolabel Regulation

Ecolabel - Restrictions for Hazardous Substances/Mixtures

This list contains a non-exhaustive inventory of substances based on the list of hazardous substances with harmonised classification and labelling (i.e. Table 3 of Annex VI to the CLP Regulation), and the Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs). Pursuant to Article 6(6) of the EU Ecolabel Regulation, the ecolabel must not be awarded to goods containing substances or mixtures classified according to the CLP as toxic; hazardous to the environment; and carcinogenic, mutagenic, or toxic for reproduction (CMRs). Nor are products allowed the ecolabel award when they contain SVHCs (per Article 57 of REACH). While the CLP's harmonised list contains many such substances, other ones not listed in Table 3 may also meet the criteria specified for classification under the CLP.

Name CAS Restriction(s) Expressed As Table 3 of Annex VI to CLP EU REACH: List of SVHC Physical form Substance Description  
formaldehyde
50-00-0
yes
…%
Details
Food Contact Active and Intelligent Materials and Articles Regulation

Active and Intelligent Materials - CMR Substances not allowed for use

This list contains a non-exhaustive list of Carcinogens, Mutagens and Reproductive substances (CMRs) that are not allowed for use in components of active and intelligent materials and articles per Art. 5(2)(c)(i) of Regulation 450/2009/EC. The list is derived from a subset of substances on Table 3 of Annex VI to the CLP Regulation (1272/2008/EC).

Name CAS Index EC Number Substance Description Expressed As Physical form Restriction(s) Classifications
formaldehyde
50-00-0
605-001-00-5
200-001-8
…%
Carc. 1B; Muta. 2
Food Contact Recycled Plastic Materials and Articles Regulation

FCMs Recycled Plastic & Articles Regulation - Annex I - Authorised Use

This list contains the Annex I Plastic Food Contact Materials (FCMs) authorised for use in the European Union under Regulation 10/2011/EU. Pursuant to Art. 4(b) of Directive 282/2008/EC on recycled plastic FCMs, plastic recycling processes can only be authorised if input originates from plastic materials and articles manufactured in accordance with EU legislation on plastic food contact materials and articles.

Name CAS Physical form FCM No Ref No. Additive or PPA Use as monomer/macromolecule FRF applicable SML (mg/kg) SML(T) Group Restriction No SML(T) Group FCM substances SML(T) (mg/kg) Restriction(s) Notes on verification Notes  
formaldehyde
50-00-0
98
17260, 54880
yes
yes
no
G15 Group Restriction No. 15 corresponds to FCM substance No. 98,196,344. Group restriction specification is expressed as formaldehyde.
98,196,344
15 mg/kg
Details
General Product Safety Directive

General Product Safety Directive - Hazardous Substances

This list contains a non-exhaustive inventory of substances that fall within the European Union's hazardous substance definitions, as provided on: (1) Table 3 of Annex VI to the CLP Regulation 1272/2008/EC; (2) Annex III of Directive 2000/54/EC (Biological Agents); Candidate List of SVHCs; and REACH Annexes XIV and XVII (Authorisation and Restriction lists). They can be considered hazardous for purposes of the General Product Safety Directive 2001/95/EC.

Name CAS EU CLP (1272/2008) EU REACH: Annex XIV EU REACH: List of SVHC EU REACH: Annex XVII EU_BA Directive 2000/54/EC
formaldehyde …%
50-00-0
yes
Annex 17 Appendix 2; Annex 17 Appendix 12
In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Directive

In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Directive - Hazardous Substances

This list contains a non-exhaustive inventory of hazardous substances for purposes of essential requirements (Article 3 and Annex I) for general safety, design, manufacture and hazard communication of in vitro diagnostic medical devices. It is derived from: Table 3 of Annex VI to CLP, REACH Candidate List of SVHCs, and Directive 2000/54/EC's Annex III (Biological Agents list). Note that Regulation 2017/746/EU on in vitro diagnostic medical devices was published in the EU Official Journal on 5 May 2017. With few exceptions specified in Articles 112 and 113 of this Regulation, Directive 98/79/EC is repealed, and the rules pursuant to 2017/746/EU apply, from 26 May 2022.

Name CAS EU CLP (1272/2008) EU_BA Directive 2000/54/EC EU REACH: List of SVHC
formaldehyde ...%
50-00-0
Carc. 1B; Muta. 2; Acute Tox. 3; Skin Corr. 1B; Skin Sens. 1
Inland Transport of Dangerous Goods Directive

Inland Transport of Dangerous Goods Directive, Annex I - ADR

This list contains the ADR Dangerous Goods List, as implemented by the European Union's Directive 2008/68/EC. This Directive applies the European Agreements on the international transport of dangerous goods by road (ADR) and inland waterways (ADN), and the regulations concerning the international carriage of dangerous goods by rail (RID). Any specific CAS linked as members for substances where the list refers to finished material/article/compound/component are representative examples, but not exhaustive.

Name CAS Class Labels Packing Group Packaging UN No. ADR tank Classification code Hazard identification no. Limited and excepted quantities Vehicle for tank carriage Portable tank and bulk containers Special provisions Special provisions for carriage Transport category (Tunnel restriction code) Notes  
Mixed packing provisions Special packing provisions Packing instructions Tank code Special provisions Excepted quantities Limited quantities Unit Instructions Special provisions bulk Loading, unloading & handling Operation Packages Tunnel restriction code Transport category
FORMALDEHYDE SOLUTION, FLAMMABLE
50-00-0
3
3+8
III
MP19
P001
IBC03
R001
1198
L4BN
FC
38
E1
5 l
FL
T4
TP1
S2
(D/E)
3
Details
FORMALDEHYDE SOLUTION with not less than 25% formaldehyde
50-00-0
8
8
III
MP19
P001
IBC03
LP01
R001
2209
L4BN
C9
80
E1
5 l
AT
T4
TP1
533
(E)
3
Details

Inland Transport of Dangerous Goods Directive, Annex II - RID

This list contains the RID Dangerous Goods List, as implemented by the European Union's Directive 2008/68/EC. This Directive applies the European Agreements on the international transport of dangerous goods by road (ADR) and inland waterways (ADN), and the regulations concerning the international carriage of dangerous goods by rail (RID). Any specific CAS linked as members for substances where the list refers to finished material/article/compound/component are representative examples, but not exhaustive.

Name CAS Class Labels Packing Group UN No. Classification code Express parcels Hazard identification number RID Tanks Limited and excepted quantities Packaging Portable tanks and bulk containers Transport category Special provisions for carriage Special provisions Notes  
Tank code Special provisions Excepted quantities Units Limited quantities Special packaging provisions Packaging instructions Mixed packing provisions Special provisions Instructions Loading, unloading & handling bulk Packages
FORMALDEHYDE SOLUTION, FLAMMABLE
50-00-0
3
3+8
III
1198
FC
CE4
38
L4BN
E1
5 l
P001
IBC03
R001
MP19
TP1
T4
3
W12
Details
FORMALDEHYDE SOLUTION with not less than 25% formaldehyde
50-00-0
8
8
III
2209
C9
CE8
80
L4BN
E1
5 l
P001
IBC03
LP01
R001
MP19
TP1
T4
3
W12
533
Details

Inland Transport of Dangerous Goods Directive, Annex III - ADN

This list contains the ADN Dangerous Goods List, as implemented by the European Union's Directive 2008/68/EC. This Directive establishes rules for the safe transport of dangerous goods between EU countries by road (ADR) and inland waterways (ADN), and the regulations concerning the international carriage of dangerous goods by rail (RID). Any specific CAS linked as members for substances where the list refers to finished material/article/compound/component are representative examples, but not exhaustive.

Name CAS Class Labels Packing Group UN No. or ID no. Carriage permitted Classification code Equipment required Limited and excepted quantities Number of blue cones/lights Provisions concerning loading, unloading and carriage Ventilation Remarks Special provisions Notes  
Excepted quantities Limited quantities Units Column (11c) Column (11b) Column (11a)
FORMALDEHYDE SOLUTION, FLAMMABLE
50-00-0
3
3+8
III
1198
T
FC
PP
EP
EX
A
E1
5 l
0
VE01
Details
FORMALDEHYDE SOLUTION with not less than 25% formaldehyde
50-00-0
8
8
III
2209
T
C9
PP
EP
E1
5 l
0
533
Details
Marine Environmental Policy Framework Directive

Marine Environmental Policy Framework Directive - Hazardous Substances

This list contains a non-exhaustive inventory of hazardous substances for purposes of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive, especially as it concerns Art. 3(8), and Annexes I and III. The listed substances meet the European Union's definitions as hazardous, as provided on: (1) Table 3 of Annex VI to the CLP Regulation (1272/2008/EC); (2) Annex III of Directive 2000/54/EC (Biological Agents); Candidate List of SVHCs; and REACH Annex XIV (Authorisation List).

Name CAS EU CLP (1272/2008) EU REACH: List of SVHC EU_BA Directive 2000/54/EC EU REACH: Annex XIV
formaldehyde …%
50-00-0
yes
Medical Devices Directive-repealed

Medical Devices Directive - Hazardous Substances

This list contains hazardous substances in accordance with the Medical Devices Directive's (MDD) design and construction requirements pursuant to Annex I, Part II (7) & (8) (i.e., chemical, physical and biological properties; and infection and microbial contamination). Specifically, the non-exhaustive database is derived from: Table 3 of Annex VI to CLP, REACH Candidate List of SVHCs, and Directive 2000/54/EC's Annex III (Biological Agents list). Please note that Regulation (EU) 2017/745 on medical devices has repealed Directive 93/42/EEC and begun to apply from 26 May 2021. Nevertheless, Article 120 of the Regulation provides for a transitional period allowing medical devices, under specified conditions (e.g., placed on the market prior to 26 May 2021), to continue to comply with the Directive. In accordance with the fourth paragraph of Article 120, this period ends 26 May 2025.

Name CAS EU CLP (1272/2008) EU_BA Directive 2000/54/EC EU REACH: List of SVHC
formaldehyde ...%
50-00-0
Carc. 1B; Muta. 2; Acute Tox. 3; Skin Corr. 1B; Skin Sens. 1
Medical Devices Regulation

Medical Devices Regulation - Hazardous Substances

This list contains hazardous substances for purposes of the Medical Devices Regulation (MDR), based on the legislation's Annex I general safety and performance requirements, including for chemical, physical and biological properties. Specifically, the non-exhaustive database is derived from: Table 3 of Annex VI to CLP, REACH Candidate List of SVHCs, and Directive 2000/54/EC's Annex III (Biological Agents list).

EU CLP (1272/2008) EU REACH: List of SVHC EU_BA Directive 2000/54/EC  
Carc. 1B; Muta. 2; Acute Tox. 3; Skin Corr. 1B; Skin Sens. 1
Details
Plastic Materials and Articles Regulation

FCM and Articles Regulation, Annex I - Authorised Substances

This list contains the Union list of authorised monomers, other starting substances, macromolecules obtained from microbial fermentation, additives and polymer production aids. It is taken from Annex I of the Commission Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food.

Name CAS FCM No Ref No. Additive or PPA Use as monomer/macromolecule FRF applicable SML (mg/kg) SML(T) Group Restriction No SML(T) Group FCM substances SML(T) (mg/kg) Restriction(s) Notes on verification Notes Physical form Group name Expressed As  
formaldehyde
50-00-0
98
17260
54880
yes
yes
no
G15 Group Restriction No. 15 corresponds to FCM substance No. 98,196,344. Group restriction specification is expressed as formaldehyde.
98,196,344
15 mg/kg
As formaldehyde
Details
PPPR - Plant Protection Products Regulation

Annex of co-formulants not accepted for inclusion in PPPs

This list contains the PPPR's Annex III co-formulants that are not accepted for inclusion in plant protection products (PPPs), as referred to in Article 27 of Regulation 1107/2009/EC (PPPR). Authorisations granted for PPPs containing co-formulants listed in Annex III shall be amended or withdrawn from the EU market no later than 24 March 2023.

Ref No. Notes
42
1 The limit for the acceptable presence of the substances listed in the table as unintentional impurity in the finished product is 0,1 % (weight by weight (w/w)) except where stated otherwise in this Annex
3 From recital 14 in Regulation 2021/383/EU: The individual concentration of the unacceptable co-formulants in the finished plant protection product or adjuvant should be less than 0,1 % weight by weight (w/w) or less than a specific concentration limit related to CMR properties (carcinogenic, mutagenic and reprotoxic), when established in Annex VI to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 for the unacceptable co-formulant at a level lower than 0,1 % weight by weight (w/w), in order to be considered as acceptable unintentional impurity, unless a different limit is provided due to technical limitations of relevant analytical methods
Pressure Equipment Directive

Pressure Equipment Directive - Group 1 Fluids Hazardous Substances

This list contains a non-exhaustive inventory of hazardous substances based on Article 13(1)(a) of Directive 2014/68/EU, defining Group 1 fluids for purposes of classifying pressure equipment in accordance with the Directive. The list is derived from a subset of the substances with harmonised classifications, as listed on Table 3 of Annex VI to the CLP Regulation 1272/2008/EC.

Name CAS Substance Description Expressed As Physical form Restriction(s) Index EC Number Classifications
formaldehyde
50-00-0
…%
605-001-00-5
200-001-8
Acute Tox. 3 (Inhalation)
Protection of Pregnant and Breastfeeding Workers Directive

Protection of Pregnant and Breastfeeding Workers Directive, Annex I+II

This list contains a non-exhaustive inventory of substances to which pregnant workers and workers who have recently given birth or are breastfeeding may not be exposed. Employers are obligated to prevent the exposure of these workers to any agents that may have adverse health effects on either mother or child. The inventory originates from Table 3 of Annex VI to the CLP.

Name CAS CLP (1272/2008) CMRs ECCAR Directive 2004/37/EC EU_BA PREGW Notes  
formaldehyde …%
50-00-0
Carc. 1B; Muta. 2
yes
Details
Protection of Young People Directive

Physical, Biological and Chemical Agents & Processes and Work

This list contains biological and chemical agents, in accordance with Art. 7 and points 2 and 3 of the Annex to Directive 94/33/EC, to which young persons (under 18 years of age) may not be exposed at the workplace. The list is a non-exhaustive inventory of such substances based on: 1) agents of risk groups 3 and 4 under Directive 2000/54/EC; 2) Table 3 of Annex VI to the CLP Regulation; 3) and Annex I of Directive 2004/37/EC.

Name CAS EC_YOUNG ECCAR Directive 2004/37/EC EU CLP (1272/2008) EU_BA Directive 2000/54/EC Notes  
formaldehyde …%
50-00-0
Carc. 1B; Muta. 2; Acute Tox. 3; Skin Corr. 1B; Skin Sens. 1
Details
Safety and Health of Workers at Work Directive

Safety and Health of Workers at Work Directive - Hazardous Substances

This list contains a non-exhaustive inventory of substances that fall within the scope of the European Union's definition of hazardous chemical and biological substances, as provided on: (1) Table 3 of Annex VI to the CLP Regulation 1272/2008/EC; and (2) Annex III of Directive 2000/54/EC (Biological Agents). The EU's Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Framework Directive 89/391/EEC applies to risks arising from chemical, physical and biological agents at the workplace.

Name CAS EU CLP (1272/2008) EU_BA Directive 2000/54/EC
formaldehyde …%
50-00-0
Carc. 1B; Muta. 2; Acute Tox. 3; Skin Corr. 1B; Skin Sens. 1
Safety and/or Health Signs at Work Directive

Workplace Signs - minimum requirements & signs on containers and pipes

This list contains hazardous substances based on Table 3 of Annex VI to the CLP Regulation 1272/2008/EC. According to the annexes to Directive 92/58/EEC, storage areas and containers containing chemical substances or mixtures that are classified as hazardous according to the CLP Regulation must be duly marked and/or labeled. Directive 92/58/EEC requires employers to ensure proper signage is posted in areas where hazards cannot be avoided or reduced.

Name EC Number CAS Index Sustance Description Danger Symbols Restriction Physical form  
formaldehyde
200-001-8
50-00-0
605-001-00-5
Health hazard
Skull and crossbones
Corrosion
…%
Details
Toy Safety Directive

Toy Safety Directive - Substances Restricted in Toys

This list contains substances whose use in toys is restricted in the European Union in accordance with points 8 and 13, Part III, and Appendices A and C of Annex II (Particular Safety Requirements) to Directive 2009/48/EC on toy safety. List entries include substance name, CAS number, limit values for certain product types and, where applicable, notes on restrictions.

Name CAS Application Name Expressed As Content limit Emission Limit Restriction(s) SML Notes  
Formaldehyde
50-00-0
Toys intended for use by children under 36 months or in other toys intended to be placed in the mouth
Allowed to use in polymeric toy material if comply with migration limit
1.5 mg/l
Appendix C to Annex II
Details
Formaldehyde
50-00-0
Toys intended for use by children under 36 months or in other toys intended to be placed in the mouth
0.1 ml/m3
Allowed to use in resin-bonded wood toy material if comply with emission limit
Appendix C to Annex II
Details
Formaldehyde
50-00-0
Toys intended for use by children under 36 months or in other toys intended to be placed in the mouth
30 mg/kg
Allowed to use in textile toy materials if comply with content limit
Appendix C to Annex II
Details
Formaldehyde
50-00-0
Toys intended for use by children under 36 months or in other toys intended to be placed in the mouth
30 mg/kg
Allowed to use in leather toy materials if comply with content limit
Appendix C to Annex II
Details
Formaldehyde
50-00-0
Toys intended for use by children under 36 months or in other toys intended to be placed in the mouth
30 mg/kg
Allowed to use in paper toy materials if comply with content limit
Appendix C to Annex II
Details
Formaldehyde
50-00-0
Toys intended for use by children under 36 months or in other toys intended to be placed in the mouth
10 mg/kg
Allowed to use in water-based toy materials if comply with content limit
Appendix C to Annex II
Details
WFD - Waste Framework Directive

Waste Framework Directive, Annex III - Waste - Hazardous Properties

This list contains substances that have been assigned hazard property (HP) waste codes 1-15, as defined in terms of the hazard class and category, hazard (H) statement, and/or concentration limits provided in Annex III of the Waste Framework Directive 2008/98/EC. The classifications of the substances listed in the list are based on their harmonised classifications per Table 3 of Annex VI to the CLP Regulation 1272/2008/EC.

Name EC Number CAS EU CLP (1272/2008) HP Code Index
formaldehyde …%
200-001-8
50-00-0
Carc. 1B
Muta. 2
Acute Tox. 3
Skin Corr. 1B
Skin Sens. 1
HP7 Carcinogenic: waste which induces cancer or increases its incidence.
HP11 Mutagenic: waste which may cause a mutation, that is a permanent change in the amount or structure of the genetic material in a cell.
HP6 Acute Toxicity: waste which can cause acute toxic effects following oral or dermal administration, or inhalation exposure.
HP8 Corrosive: waste which on application can cause skin corrosion.
HP13 Sensitising: waste which contains one or more substances known to cause sensitising effects to the skin or the respiratory organs.
605-001-00-5