Formaldehyde restriction published

Formaldehyde restriction published

Formaldehyde restriction

The restriction on formaldehyde and formaldehyde-releasing substances has been adopted by the Commission on July 14, 2023 and was published on July 17 in the OJEU: Regulation No. 2023/1464.

This new entry, n° 77 of annex XVII of REACH, aims to prohibit the placing on the market of articles containing formaldehyde or formaldehyde-releasing substances, for which the formaldehyde concentrations emitted exceed 0.062 mg/m3  for wood-based articles, furniture and 0.08 mg/m3 for other articles. A special provision is mentioned therein for the interior of road vehicles in which the concentration of formaldehyde emitted must not exceed 0.062 mg/m3.

Commission Regulation (EU) 2023/1464 of 14 July 2023 amending Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards formaldehyde and formaldehyde releasers.

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