On the 16th of March the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) released the 18th edition of the AAFA Restricted Substances List (RSL) the industry’s chemical management resource for banned or restricted chemicals and substances in finished home textile, apparel, and footwear products around the world. The list is available for all industry professionals
Addition of Benzo[a]pyrene (CAS No 50-32-8) in Appendix I according to SVHC list in REACH regulation.
About the RSL
The Restricted Substance List (RSL) was created in 2007 by a special working group of the American Apparel & Footwear Association’s (AAFA) Environmental Task Force. The RSL is intended to provide apparel and footwear companies with information related to regulations and laws that restrict or ban certain chemicals and substances in finished home textile, apparel, and footwear products around the world. The list is updated every six months.
The RSL can be found on the AAFA Website:
In order to support enterprises dealing with the constantly updated ecological requirements of AAFA, and to ensure sustainable competitiveness it is recommended that enterprise take the following control measures:
1. Read the lasted European and U.S. related regulations and directives and establish product quality standards.
2. Establish supply chain control system to control raw material quality and avoid introducing restricted substances.
As an AAFA member lab, CTI can test for chemicals to AAFA RSL. CTI is the leading global quality security service organization. We keep you informed about the newest regulations. We tailor our professional services according to your requirements we offer objective and comprehensive quality security solutions thus promoting your product in the global market.
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