Restricted substances

Substances are restricted under Annex XVII of REACH.  Restriction means that they are not allowed to be used for certain uses, or by certain groups (eg no consumers).  For further details, see .

Restricted substances – placing on the market

Where you are placing a restricted substance on the market, you are required to:

  • abide by the conditions of the restriction, including not offering it for sale for any prohibited uses, or to any prohibited customers
  • if extra labelling is required to comply with the restriction, this information should be added to the CLP label, ideally in the “Supplementary Information” part of the label
  • add any relevant information to the SDS (where one is required), including any supplementary information, or information on permitted or banned end uses

Restricted substances – downstream user

If you use a restricted substance, you should:

  • receive information on the label (and SDS, where one is required) which may indicate how it is to be used, and/ or what precautions need to be taken when it is handled.  (There may also be WELs associated with a restricted substance, which also need to be complied with).
  • only use the substance as instructed, so that you meet the terms of the restriction

You can check whether a substance is restricted, (on its own, as an impurity in another substance, or in a mixture), and if so for what uses, via Annex XVII of REACH, for more details see here: .

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