REACH Appendix XVII test for restricted substances

The product range of “REACH regulation control “is quite broad, including electronic and electrical products, chemicals and other products, only a few products are not within the scope of REACH control.


What is REACH?

The EU REACH Regulation (EC No.1907/2006) on the registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals entered into force on 1 June 2007. The EU REACH regulation classifies products into three categories: “substances”, “mixtures” and “articles”, affecting almost all products placed on the EU market.

Article 67 (1) of the EU REACH Regulation states: “A substance, mixture or article containing a restricted substance in Appendix XVII shall not be placed on the market if it does not comply with its restriction requirements.” The Regulation states that products placed on the EU market by manufacturers or importers must not contain the restricted substances in Appendix XVII of the REACH Regulation, which is a safety net established by the EU to protect the environment and the health of EU citizens. Companies must ensure that products sold in the EU do not contain the relevant restricted substances, so companies should not only pay attention to SVHC, but also to the presence of the restricted substances listed in Appendix XVII of the regulation in the corresponding products.

Service content

1. Applicable product range
Including electronic and electrical products.

2. Requirements for routine samples
It depends on the test project, please ask RTS online customer service for details.

Third, RTS provides you with a comprehensive REACH one-stop solution
■ SVHC material analysis and screening;
■ Chemical safety technical specifications;
■ REACH Appendix XVII complete machine and raw material solutions
■ REACH compliance declaration service;
■ REACH process audit;
■ Limited list of substances testing services;
■ SCIP database notification service;
■ Training and consulting to help enterprises easily cope with regulatory requirements.

4. Examples of some REACH restricted substances related to consumer products


Restriction requirement

Common application

Asbestos fibres Do not intentionally add to mixtures and articles Thermal insulation material
Organostannic compounds From July 1, 2010, in articles and their parts, the three substituted organotin is less than 0.1% (measured by tin content);
After January 1, 2012, in finished products and their parts, DBT≤0.1% (measured by tin content);
After January 1, 2012, in finished products and their parts, DOT≤0.1% (measured by tin content);
Heat stabilizer
Paint, paint, etc
Nickel The nickel release amount of body piercing accessories shall not exceed 0.2μg/ (cm² ž week);
For items in direct and long-term contact with the skin (such as earplugs, watches, etc.), the rate of nickel release does not exceed 0.5μg/ (cm²ž week).
Coating, alloy
PAHs 8 kinds of PAHs in plastic and rubber materials in long-term or repeated contact with the human body
[Benzo (a) pyrene; benzo (e) pyrene; Benzo (a) anthracene; 䓛; Benzo (b) fluoranthrene; benzo (j) fluoranthrene; benzo (k) fluoranthrene; dibenzo (a, h) anthracene]
General products each PAHs≤1mg/kg;
Toys and child care products each PAHs≤0.5mg/kg;
Plastic, rubber
Phthalates For plasticizing materials in toys and child care products, DEHP+DBP+BBP≤0.1%;
In the plasticized materials on imported toys and child care articles, DINP+DIDP+DNOP≤0.1%.
PVC and other plastics
Ink, paint
Adhesives, etc
DMFu Articles or any part shall not be placed on the market with DMFu concentrations exceeding 0.1mg/kg Mildew preventive
Azo dye Contains azo dyes that release carcinogenic aromatic amines in concentrations higher than 30mg/kg
Do not use on textiles and leather products that come into contact with human skin or mouth for a long time
Leather goods


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