European Union has published commission regulation 2018/2005 to amend Annex XVII entry 51 by imposing an extra phthalate restriction (Diisobutyl phthalate). Besides, the scopes of phthalate ban (i.e. DEHP, DBP, BBP, DIBP) has been also extended from plasticized materials in toys and childcare articles to plasticized materials in articles.

Here is the comparison table between new regulation 2018/2005 to amend Annex XVII entry 51 and the same entry under the existing regulation.

Phthalate RestrictionRegulation (EU) 2018/2005 amendingRegulation (EC) 1907/2006Regulation (EC) 1907/2006
bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP)
dibutyl phthalate (DBP)
benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP)
diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP)
Phthalate Requirement< 0.1% (individually or in any combination)≤ 0.1% (sum)
Restriction Scopes
(plasticized material)
(i) Used as substances or in mixtures in toys and childcare articles 
(ii) Toys and childcare articles on the market
(iii) Articles on the market
Effective DateFrom 7 Jan 19 onwards
Use as substances and mixtures in toys and child care articles
From 7 July 2020 onwards
Article, toys or childcare articles
In force

The new regulation exempts certain categories of articles.

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