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SCCS: 6 requests for scientific Opinions

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CMRs, anti-callosity agent, hair dyes, fragrance ingredients: 6 requests for the SCCS Opinion are dated 13 Decembre 2013 and concern the whole group of borates, TrimethylbenzoyI diphenylphosphine oxide, Potassium hydroxide, Hydroxyethoxy aminopyrazolopyridine HCl, Basic Brown 17 and Tagetes ssp.

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Boron compound

Background

Article 15, paragraph 2, of Regulation 1223/2009 provides that the use in cosmetic products of substances classified as CMR substances, of category 1A or 1B under Part 3 of Annex VI to Regulation 1272/2008 shall be prohibited. This prohibition for use in cosmetic products applies as from the date of application of the classification as CMR substances, of category 1A or 1B under Part 3 of Annex VI to Regulation 1272/2008, unless an authorisation measure is adopted within 15 months of the inclusion of the substances concerned in that Regulation. This authorisation measure is adopted by the Commission, by way of exception, where all the conditions lay down for this purpose in Article 15, paragraph 2, of Regulation 1223/2009 are fulfilled.

Several boron compounds have been classified as CMR 1B substances under Part 3 of Annex VI to Regulation 1272/2008. They are already covered by entries 1a, 1b, respectively 12 in Annex III to Regulation 1223/2009. In the case of these substances, the conditions for exception to the prohibition rule laid down in Article 15, paragraph 2, of Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 have not been fulfilled.

It is therefore necessary to amend entries 1a, 1b and 12 …

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