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CMR Preservative Ban by EU.

At the end of 2017, the European Union is planning to ban three preservatives that have been classified as CMR:

  • Quaternium-15
  • Chloroacetamide
  • Formaldehyde
  • Paraformaldehyde

Also, Polyaminopropyl biguanide will be restricted to 0.1%.

Quaternium-15 should be deleted from the list of preservatives allowed in cosmetic products in Annex V to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 and added to the list of substances prohibited in cosmetic products in Annex II to that Regulation. In order to uniformly implement the prohibition of CMR substances within the internal market, to ensure legal certainty, in particular for economic operators and national competent authorities, and to ensure consistency throughout the different industrial sectors, such as the sectors for biocides and plant protection products, where the Commission systematically adopts specific measures to explicitly prohibit the use of those substances, all CMR substances should be included in the list of prohibited substances in Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 and, where relevant, deleted from the lists of restricted or authorised substances in Annexes III and V to that Regulation. Where the conditions laid down in the second sentence of Article 15(1) or the second subparagraph of Article 15(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 are fulfilled, the lists of restricted or authorised substances in Annexes III and V to that Regulation should be amended accordingly.

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