On August 30, 2013 the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) published its final report on the “Evaluation of new scientific evidence concerning DINP and DIDP in relation to entry 52 of Annex XVII to REACH Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006”. The report was released following a public consultation and an opinion by ECHA’s Committee for Risk Assessment on the draft version of the report. In the final report, ECHA concludes that a risk from the mouthing of toys and childcare articles with Diisononyl phthalate (DINP) and Diisodecyl phthalate (DIDP) cannot be omitted, if the existing regulations set by the current entry in Annex XVII of REACH were lifted. In addition the report states that no further risks were found, a notion which was also backed by ECHA’s Committee for Risk Assessment. Concluding from the report’s risk assessment, no reasons were foundjustifying “a re-examination of the existing restriction on DINP and DIDP in toys and childcare articles which can be placed in the mouth by children”.
ECHA (2013). “ Evaluation of new scientific evidence concerning DINP and DIDP in relation to entry 52 of Annex XVII to REACH Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006” (published online August 30, 2013).