ECHA seeks comments on harmonized classifications and labeling

1 Mar 2022

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is seeking comments on proposed harmonized classifications and labeling for:

  • tert-butyl 2-ethylperoxyhexanoate (EC 221-110-7, CAS 3006-82-4):

    This substance may damage fertility or affect the unborn child, damage aquatic life, may cause a fire if heated, and may cause an allergic reaction to the skin, according to the classification provided by companies to ECHA in REACH registrations. Products made with this substance include adhesives and sealants, coatings and fillers, putties, plasters, modeling clay, etc.

    This substance is also likely to be released to the environment through indoor and outdoor usage as reactive substances. Various uses of this substance are found among consumers, professional workers (widely used), industrial sites and manufacturers.

  • There are sixteen substances in this group, which are derivatives of cyclohex-3-ene-1-carbaldehyde:

    It appears to be a colorless liquid. It is less dense than water and slightly soluble in water. As a result, it floats in water. Irritates skin, eyes and mucous membranes. It is used to make fabrics water resistant and to make other chemicals.

    Fragrances, colognes, perfumes, and personal care products use this chemical. It is also used in the manufacture of paint and coatings.

  • biphenyl-2-ol; 2-phenylphenol; 2-hydroxybiphenyl (EC 201-993-5, CAS 90-43-7):

    The combined format has been used for this substance. Additional information can be found on EFSA’s consultation page as well as the Commission’s Guidelines on Active Substances and Plant Protection Products.

    Registrations under REACH indicate that this substance is very toxic to aquatic life, causing long lasting consequences and serious eye damage. Industrial sites and manufacturing facilities use this substance extensively in formulation and repackaging (widespread uses). Preservation films are used for the preservation of fibres, leather, rubber, and polymers, as well as construction materials. There are a variety of carpet-cleaning products available, including those that can be applied directly (or diluted) and those that can be used in mechanical carpet cleaners. Products designed to control microbial contaminants on hard surfaces or laundry. Fabric cleaning products used in washing machines.

The deadline for comments is 29 April 2022.

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