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

Is the substance Di-2-propyl heptyl phthalate (DPHP), CAS No 53306-54-0 restricted under Entry 52 of Annex XVII or is DPHP as a new compound different from DIDP and therefore not covered by the restrictions in Entries 51 and 52?

The restriction in entry 52 concerns the substance "Di-isodecyl phthalate" (DIDP) which is listed with CAS Numbers 26761-40-0 and 68515-49-1. Di-2-propyl heptyl phthalate (DPHP) is an isomer of decyl phthalate and has the CAS No 53306-54-0. According to the information at the Commission's disposal, DPHP (CAS # 53306-54-0) is different from DIDP and therefore not covered by entry 52 of Annex XVII. In conclusion, the substance is not covered under the entry 52 of Annex XVII. The uses of the substance may be regulated in the future on a Community-wide basis, if it appears from the information which will become available that it causes unacceptable risks to human health or the environment. In addition DPHP is explicitly not promoted by its manufacturers for use in toys, food packaging or medical products.

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