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REACH

Restrictions

Entry 51 and 52 of Annex XVII to REACH - Phthalates in toys and childcare articles

Are the articles destined to be used for the hygiene of children such as bathtubs, articles for the bath, bathtub mats, hairbrushes, bath thermometers, or nail cutters covered under Entries 51 and 52 of Annex XVII?

The entries 51 and 52 specify that "Childcare article" means "any product intended to facilitate sleep, relaxation, hygiene, the feeding of children or sucking on the part of children." As these articles are intended to facilitate the hygiene of children they should be considered as "childcare articles" as defined by the entries 51 and 52. In conclusion, articles which are used for the hygienic care of children such as bathtubs, articles for the bath, bathtub mats, hairbrushes, bath thermometers, or nail cutters are therefore covered by the Entries 51 and 52 and use of phthalates and should conform to the prescriptions of the entries.

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