Wednesday, April 15, 2020European Commission

ECHA's targeted consultation on the classification Repr. 1B of two cosmetic ingredients

Consultation ciblée de l'ECHA sur la classification Repr. 1B de deux ingrédients cosmétiques

On 7 April 2020, ECHA (European Chemicals Agency) launched a targeted consultation on three substances, two of which can be used in cosmetic products: Pentetic Acid and Pentasodium Pentetate. The aim is to determine whether or not the proposal for harmonised classification as Reprotoxic for Reproduction category 1B that concerns them should be revised.

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Targeted consultations for CLH proposals are launched in case further information is needed on a particular hazard class, or if comments are sought on e.g. a specific additional document. As these consultations are targeted, the length of the commenting period is determined on a case-by-case basis and is normally shorter than the usual consultation on a CLH proposal. Targeted consultations do not replace a normal consultation on CLH proposals developed by Member States or Manufacturers, Importers or Downstream Users, which forms a standard part of the CLH process. The information that is collected will be taken into account in the preparation for the opinion development of the CLH proposal by the Risk Assessment Committee (RAC).

On 9 June 2017, RAC adopted opinions on the harmonised classification and labelling of three substances concluding that they should be classified as Repr. 1B; H360D (May damage the unborn child). Two of them can be used in cosmetic products:
• N-carboxymethyliminobis(ethylenenitrilo)tetra(acetic acid) - INCI: Pentetic Acid - CAS: 67-43-6 - CE: 200-652-8
• Pentasodium (carboxylatomethyl)iminobis(ethylenenitrilo)tetraacetate - INCI: Pentasodium Pentetate - CAS: 140-01-2 - CE: 205-391-3

New information has been provided by industry addressing the adopted classification for reproductive toxicity. Based on a request from …

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