Consultation on harmonised classification and labelling

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is seeking comments on the harmonised classification and labelling proposals for: Benzo[rst]pentaphene (EC 205-877-5, CAS 189-55-9). dibenzo[b,def]chrysene (EC 205-878-0, CAS 189-64-0). Both substances are polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). PAHs are found in certain elastomer/rubber materials, and potentially also in plastic materials, lacquers/varnishes, or coatings that may be encountered in consumer products, including toys. Examples of such products include e.g. tool handles, bicycle handlebars, slippers, flip-flops, beach sandals, diver equipment, toy car tyres, or clay pigeons used in skeet shooting. Comments are invited on the carcinogenicity and germ cell mutagenicity hazard classes for both substances. Comments should be submitted by 8 September 2016. Further information is available at: Public consultation

ECHA Weekly, 27 July 2016 ; ;