Preview of Potential REACH Annex XVII Restrictions 2017-2018

Little Pro on 2017-10-12

This page is the latest summary of  potential REACH annex XVII restrictions likely to be adopted by EU in the future (2017-2018). It includes hazardous substances not yet listed in REACH annex XVII  for which REACH restriction proposals are being prepared or have been prepared and/or reviewed.

For the latest REACH restricted substances list, please click the link below:

List of Potential REACH Annex XVII Restrictions

Disclaimer: The table below is not an exhaustive list. Some restrictions below may not eventually be adopted. They are for your references only. 

Hazardous Substance Restriction Proposal Remark

Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4) EC number: 209-136-7, CAS number: 556-67-2

Decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5) EC number: 208-746-9, CAS number: 541-02-6

Shall not be used in wash-off personal care products (limit is 0.1%).

Restriction in leave-on personal care products is also being considered.

In progress

More info

Lead and lead compounds

Shall not be used in gunshot likely to enter wetlands.

Restricted use as stabilisers in PVC

In progress

Cobalt salts
Cobalt sulphate
Cobalt dinitrate
Cobalt dichloride
Cobalt (II) carbonate
Cobalt (II) diacetate

Restricting the placing on the market of certain chemicals and use of professional and industrial use of the 5 cobalt salts where adequate control cannot be demonstrated.  In progress

Polycyclic-aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)

Restricting placing on the market of plastic and rubber granulates containing PAHs above a set concentration limit for use on synthetic turf pitches. In progress

Perfluorononan-1-oic acid (PFNA); Nonadecafluorodecanoic acid (PFDA); Henicosafluoroundecanoic acid (PFUnDA); Tricosafluorododecanoic acid (PFDoDA); Pentacosafluorotridecanoic acid (PFTrDA); Heptacosafluorotetradecanoic acid (PFTDA); including their salts and precursors

Shall not be manufactured, used or placed on the market as substance or in a mixture. Articles or any parts thereof containing one of the substances shall not be placed on the market.  In progress

Tatoo inks

Shall not contain any CMR Cat. 1(a) and 1(b), skin sensitisers and substances listed in the Council of Europe resolution ResAP(2008)1.  In progress


Restriction on the placing on the market and the use of Diisocyanates as substances on their own, as a constituent in other substances or in mixtures in industrial and professional applications

In progress

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Calcium cyanamide, CAS 156-62-7

Shall not be used as fertiliser Still under investigation


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