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How REACH Annex XVII affects footwear production

This second article in a series on the REACH legislation highlights restricted substances included within REACH Annex XVII, the materials these apply to, and where they may be used.

The purpose of REACH Annex XVII is to place restrictions upon harmful chemicals in consumer products. There are currently 69 entries under Annex XVII, each with its own specific restrictions, and suppliers of consumer goods have a legal obligation to ensure that their products are compliant with any limits laid down in these restrictions.



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