REACH stands for the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals. REACH came into force on 1st June 2007 and the central aim of the legislation is to reduce risks to human health and the environment from the use of chemicals. The Directive intends to make companies that place articles, substances and mixtures on the market (the importer) responsible for understanding and managing the chemical risks associated with their use. It also ensures that companies are aware of the substance content of chemical mixtures and articles.
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The BTHA has produced guidance on REACH for toy manufacturers in the following areas considered to concern toy companies.
The BTHA Overall Guide covers the following areas:
- Operator Roles
- Reach Definitions
- Safety Data Sheets
- Registration of substances
- Annex XIV
- Annex VII
- Substances of Very High Concern