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Monday, January 22, 2024ECHA

Intention to CLH classification of Dimethylaminopropylamine as Repr. 1B

Intention de classification CLH de la Dimethylaminopropylamine en Repr. 1B

On 17 January 2024, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) published Austria’s intention of an harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) for Dimethylaminopropylamine, that can be used in cosmetics, notably as a category 1B reprotoxic substance.

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3-aminopropyldimethylamine (CAS No.109-55-7, EC No.203-680-9, INCI: Dimethylaminopropylamine) is an ingredient listed in the Cosing, with no function reported.
The substance is included in Annex III/62 of the European Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009, which limits trialkylamines, trialkanolamines and their salts to 2.5% in leave-on products, and details theconditions of use in order to prevent nitrosation phenomena.
It is also listed in Annex VI/612-061-00-6 of European CLP Regulation 1272/2008, with the following classifications:
• Flam. Liq. 3, H226 - Flammable liquid and vapour
• Acute Tox. 4 (*), H302 - Harmful if swallowed
• Skin Corr. 1B, H314 - Causes severe skin burns and eye damage
• Skin Sens. 1, H317 - May cause an allergic skin reaction

Austria intends to propose the following classifications:
• Flam. Liq. 3, H226 - Flammable liquid and vapour
• Acute Tox. 4, H302 - Harmful if swallowed
• Acute Tox. 3, H311 - Toxique par contact cutané
• Skin Corr. 1B, H314 - Causes severe skin burns and eye damage
• Skin Sens. 1A, H317 - May cause an allergic skin reaction
• Repr. 1B, H360 - May damage fertility or the unborn child
• STOT SE 3, H335 - May cause respiratory irritation

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