NEWSBYTE: AAFA Revises Restricted Substances List (RSL)
August 2009 (09NB-227)
The American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) has recently updated the restricted substances list (RSL) to add several chemicals related to the European Union (EU) REACH regulation. Some of these chemicals include Chloroalkanes (C10-C13), Blue colorant, nonyl phenol, and nonyl phenolethoxylates. The Dimethyl Fumarate regulation in the EU and Belgium was added to the list, as well as adding the formaldehyde limit in leather for Japanese Law 112. The revised list, titled Release 5, can be found at the link below including a complete list of the changes from the previous release.
To view AAFA RSL Release 5:
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