Substance restrictions

Substance restrictions or substance regulations refer to laws that set bans or limitations on certain substances. This can include bans and limitations on phthalates, lead, cadmium, mercury, nickel, PFAS, and more. Different substance restrictions apply depending on the country, product type, and age group.

EU (Examples)

REACH Regulation (EC) 1907/2006

Persistent Organic Pollutant Regulation ((EU) 2019/1021)

Biocidal Products Regulation (EU) 528/2012

UK (Examples)

UK REACH Regulation

Persistent Organic Pollutant Regulation ((EU) 2019/1021) – Retained

US (Examples)



40 CFR Subchapter R – Toxic Substances Control Act

California Proposition 65


You can either obtain valid test reports from the supplier, or submit the product for testing.

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Chemical Regulations in the European Union: An Overview

Chemical Regulations in the United States: An Overview