ECHA’s investigation finds toxic chemicals present in childcare products

ECHA has found that CMR substances are present in childcare products, such as car seats, bibs and baby changing mats.

Its investigation will help the European Commission to prepare an EU-wide restriction to limit these chemicals, with the aim of safeguarding children.

ECHA’s report provides elements to support the European Commission in the preparation of a potential future restriction. These include information on how childcare articles are defined, what the restriction could cover, potential derogations, recommended concentration limits and timeframes for implementation. The report also includes views from ECHA’s Enforcement Forum on how feasible it would be to enforce such a restriction.

Further information is available in ECHA’s news release.