DINP – ECHA’s RAC final opinion: no classification warranted

Brussels, 13 June 2018 – ECHA has published the RAC opinion[1] on the assessment of DINP under the CLP regulation stating that, “Overall, RAC concluded that no classification for DINP for either effects on sexual function and fertility, or for developmental toxicity is warranted”, meaning no classification, neither Category 1B nor Category 2. This final opinion explains in detail the media statement published by ECHA 16 March 2018[2].

The Background Document and the Response to Comments (RCOM) are also available on the ECHA website[3].The RAC opinion on the proposed harmonised classification and labelling was adopted on 9 March 2018 by consensus”, as further stated in the RAC opinion, and is supported by detailed documentation and references.

This brings to a close a regulatory process which lasted over 3 years from the original Registry of Intent from Denmark, followed by a public consultation, a year-long assessment of the proposal by a RAC rapporteur and co-rapporteur, culminating in a conclusion by the full RAC committee in March 2018.

Michela Mastrantonio, European Plasticisers Manager commented: “The RAC opinion provides a further extensive regulatory assessment of DINP demonstrating that there is no need for hazard classification and supporting that DINP is safe for use in current applications.  We are confident this brings a strong reassuring message to the industry, the value chain and consumers on the safety and sustainability of DINP and flexible vinyl articles as well as other products made with DINP”.

[1] Final RAC opinion on DINP: https://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/56980740-fcb6-6755-d7bb-bfe797c36ee7

[2] ECHA communications of 16 March 2018: https://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/23821863/nr_annex_rac_seac_march.pdf/fcc9fe3c-1221-93ad-0fe0-e5772436e97c

[3] Background documents : https://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/28ab9b6c-d3f4-31f0-8be3-c1a1d4cf61d3 ; RCOM: https://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/a5c41d99-1ae4-6fd4-8338-0c6dfa6899a1

Related documents:
European Plasticisers statement (16 March 2018)