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Restricted Substances List (RSL) and Product Safety Manual

Introduction

Sherpani Inc. and its subsidiary brand, Sherpani are committed to delivering safe, high-value products to our customers.  However, we recognize this must be a shared effort and we depend on our partners throughout the supply chain to support our mission. This manual outlines your responsibilities as a vendor, or supplier to Sherpani Inc. and its affiliated brand, Sherpani.

Sherpani Inc. requires its suppliers to be aware of the standards set forth in this manual and restricts the use of substances listed in the Restricted Substances List (RSL).  Sherpani Inc. monitors compliance with these standards through the Vendor Approval and RSL Testing Programs and may remove a supplier from the approved list based on noncompliance.  

Responsibilities

  The RSL is updated as needed and the most current version is always available to you upon request.  Suppliers are responsible for securing the most recent version of the RSL.

 Suppliers bear responsibility to familiarize themselves with the RSL and requirements set forth in this manual and all relevant global product safety requirements and ensure that all materials, components, and products supplied.

 Suppliers bear the responsibility of adhering to all applicable legal requirements regardless of whether they are referenced in this manual.

 Sherpani Inc. reserves the right to cancel orders and terminate a business relationship if the supplier fails to meet these requirements.

 Suppliers are responsible for maintaining adequate systems to control quality, safety, and chemical use. If anytime the supplier becomes aware that they cannot meet the requirements of the RSL they must immediately notify Sherpani Inc.

 If, at any time, any party has knowledge that a material or product fails, or will fail, to meet a standard as specified by the RSL and Product Safety Manual or any applicable requirement, production must be stopped,  all suspect product must be placed on hold, and notify Sherpani Inc. immediately for further action.

 Suppliers are responsible for informing their suppliers and subcontractors (including all accessory suppliers, dye mills, print mills, tanneries, chemical suppliers etc.) of RSL requirements. Where the supplier controls the selection and sourcing of materials or components, they are responsible for ensuring compliance with the requirements of the RSL and Product Safety Manual.

 Material, component and product testing may be required by Sherpani Inc. at any stage of manufacturing to demonstrate compliance with the requirements of this manual. Testing may be random or part of a scheduled testing program according to Russi’s requests.

 All tests must be done by an accredited 3rd party laboratory (See Testing Procedures section) at the supplier’s expense.

 Sampling, testing and reporting must be performed as prescribed by the RSL Testing Procedures in this manual. If test results are not available or results fail to demonstrate compliance with the requirements of this manual or any legal requirement, production must be halted and may not continue until materials, components and products can be proven to meet the requirements.

  Suppliers are required to provide to Sherpani Inc. the 3rd party test results and certification documents, lot tracking and production information, or any information necessary to complete Certificates of Conformity (COC) or demonstrate compliance. Suppliers must maintain records of all compliance and production documents for a minimum of 5 years from the date of production.

 Suppliers may be required to maintain a lot tracking system whereby lot numbers or specific identification of raw materials, components, and parts can be traced through all stages of production to a finished good and a finished good can be traced back to records of substituent raw materials, components and parts.

Restricted Substances List (RSL)

The goal of the RSL is to protect workers, environment, consumers, the company and its brands. The RSL is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all global restrictions, but rather a compliance tool for our suppliers.  The RSL and Product Safety Manual reflects mandatory regulations and voluntary safety standards applicable to our products. The RSL also applies to all materials, components, parts, and other goods supplied for use in manufacturing products and packaging.

The substances listed in the RSL are grouped by type or functionality and are referenced by the Chemical Abstract Service Number (CAS Number) and common chemical name or color index name. Corresponding restrictions or limits for use and test methods (if available) are listed for each substance or chemical group.

A brief description of the substance (or group) and an indication of where it may be found in materials or products is also provided. This information1 is provided as a general reference only and does not represent the actual risk a substance is present. It is advisable to consult your own materials experts or outside expertise to learn more about these specific substances and their potential occurrence in the materials or products you supply.

Restricted Substances List (RSL) 

A z o d y e s ( R e s t r i c t e d A m i n e s 2)

CAS Number

Chemical Name/Color Index Name

Restriction/Limit on Final Product or Tested Component

Test Method [detection limit]

Chemical Description/Where Chemical May be Found/Comments

60-09-3

4-Amino azobenzene

Not Detected

(below detection limits- see test method)

Textiles (EU): EN 14362-1 [detection limit 20 ppm]

 

Polyester(EU): EN 14362-2 [detection limit 20 ppm]

Leather(EU): CEN ISO/TS 17234 detection limit [30 ppm]

 

Test Method for 4-Aminoazobenzene

(pAAB) confirmation: § 64 LFGB B 82.02-9

Description: Azo dyes incorporate one or several azo groups (-N=N-) bound with aromatic compounds. Thousands of azo dyes exist, however, only those which can degrade to form the listed amines are restricted.

 

Where they may be found: In textiles and apparel, azo dyes (which may degrade to form listed amines) may be found in dyed fabric or leather.

97-56-3

o-Aminoazotoluene

92-67-1

4-Aminodiphenyl

99-55-8

2-Amino-4-nitrotoluene

90-04-0

o-Anisidine

92-87-5

Benzidine

106-47-8

p-Chloroaniline

95-69-2

4-Chloro-o-toluidine

120-71-8

p-Cresidine

615-05-4

2,4-Diaminoanisole

101-77-9

4,4'-Diaminodiphenylmethane

91-94-1

3,3'-Dichlorobenzidine

119-90-4

3,3'-Dimethoxybenzidine

119-93-7

3,3'-Dimethylbenzidine

838-88-0

3,3'-Dimethyl-4,4'-diamino-

diphenylmethane

101-14-4

4,4'-Methylene-bis-(2-chloroaniline)

91-59-8

2-Naphthylamine

101-80-4

4,4'-Oxydianiline

139-65-1

4,4'-Thiodianiline

95-80-7

2,4-Toluenediamine

95-53-4

o-Toluidine

137-17-7

2,4,5-Trimethylaniline

95-68-1

2,4-Xylidine

87-62-7

2,6-Xylidine

 

D i s p e r s e D y e s

 

 

 

CAS Number

Chemical Name/Color Index Name

Restriction/Limit on Final Product or Tested Component

Test Method [detection limit]

Chemical Description/Where Chemical May be Found/Comments

2475-45-8

Disperse Blue 1

Not Detected

(below detection limits - see test method)

§64 LFGB B82.02-10

 

Description: Disperse dyes are a class of water-soluble dyes.  Those listed as restricted are suspected to cause allergic reactions.

 

Where they may be found: Disperse dyes are used to dye synthetic or manufactured fibers (polyester, acetate, and polyamide).

12222-75-2

Disperse Blue 35

12223-01-7

Disperse Blue 106

61951-51-7

Disperse Blue 124

730-40-5

Disperse Orange 3

13301-61-6

Disperse Orange 37/76

2872-52-8

Disperse Red 1

2832-40-8

Disperse Yellow 3

 

S o l v e n t s

CAS Number

Chemical Name/Color Index Name

Restriction/Limit on Final Product or Tested Component

Test Method [detection limit]

Chemical Description/Where Chemical May be Found/Comments

76-01-7

Pentachloroethane

0.1% (mass)- TOTAL

Headspace for components [industry

practice - not specified by regulation]

Description: Organic solvents are widely used in chemical preparations. They are also used in many processes such as dry cleaning. Some organic solvents are highly volatile.

 

Where they may be found: Finishing, cleaning and printing agents, dissolves and dilutes fats, oils and adhesives (e.g., in degreasing or cleaning operations).

56-23-5

Carbon Tetrachloride

630-20-6

1,1,1,2-Tetrachloroethane

79-34-5

1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane

67-66-3

Chloroform

79-00-5

1,1,2-Trichloroethane

75-35-4

1,1-Dichloroethylene

71-55-6

1,1,1-Trichloroethane

127-18-4

Tetrachloroethylene

85535-84-8

Chloroalkanes (C10 - C13)

1000ppm in preparations

 

  

P e s t i c i d e s

 

 

 

CAS Number

Chemical Name/Color Index Name

Restriction/Limit on Final Product or Tested Component

Test Method [detection limit]

Chemical Description/Where Chemical May be Found/Comments

93-72-1

2-(2,4,5-trichlorophenoxy) propionic acid, its salts and compounds

Not Detected

U.S. EPA Method 8081A/ 8151A – [industry practice - not specified by regulation]

Description: A pesticide3   is any substance or mixture of substances intended for: preventing, destroying, repelling, or mitigating any pest. The term pesticide also applies to insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, and various other substances used to control pests.

 

 

Where they may be found:  Dieldrin and other pesticides may be found in natural fibers during growth and processing.  Fungicides may be found in leather products, used to inhibit mold growth.

 

 

Although we do not anticipate that pesticides will be found in finished apparel and footwear, it is important to note that they are restricted.

93-76-5

2,4,5-trichlorophenoxyacetic acid, its salts and compounds

309-00-2

Aldrin

57-74-9

Chlordane

72-54-8

Dichloro-diphenyl-dichloro ethane

(DDD)

72-55-9

Dichloro-diphenyl-dichloro ethylene

(DDE)

50-29-3

Dichloro-diphenyl-trichloro ethane

(DDT)

60-57-1

Dieldrin

72-20-8

Endrine

76-44-8

Heptachlorine

1024-57-3

Epoxy-heptachlorine

118-74-1

Hexachlorobenzene

608-73-1

Hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH, all isomers) except gamma- hexachlorocyclohexane (except linande [58-89-9] in medical products)

465-73-6

Isodrin

4234-79-1

Kelevane

143-50-0

Kepone (Chlordecone)

58-89-9

Lindane

72-43-5

Methoxychlor

 

P e s t i c i d e s C o n t i n u e d

CAS Number

Chemical Name/Color Index Name

Restriction/Limit on Final Product or Tested Component

Test Method [detection limit]

Chemical Description/Where Chemical May be Found/Comments

2385-85-5

Mirex

Not Detected

U.S. EPA Method 8081A/ 8151A – [industry practice - not specified by regulation]

 

72-56-0

Perthane

82-68-8

Quintozene

8001-50-1

Strobane

297-78-9

Telodrin

8001-35-2

Toxaphene

1336-36-3    53469-21-

9 and Various

Halogenated biphenyls, including

Polycholorinated biphenyl (PCB)

Various

Halogenated terphenols, including

Polychlorinated terphenyl (PCT)

Various

Halogenated naphthalenes

Various

Halogenated diarylalkanes

 

Halogenated diphenyl methanes, including:

99688-47-8

Monomethyl-dibromo-diphenyl methane

81161-70-8

Monomethyl-dichloro-diphenyl methane

76253-60-6

Monomethyl-tetrachloro-diphenyl methane

87-86-5

Pentachlorophenol (PCP), its salts and

compounds

25167-83-3

Tetrachlorophenol (TeCP), its salts and compounds

 

A s b e s t o s

CAS Number

Chemical Name/Color Index Name

Restriction/Limit on Final Product

or Tested Component

Test Method [detection limit]

Chemical Description/Where Chemical May be Found/Comments

77536-66-4

Actinolite

Not Detected

Microscopic examination; minimum magnification1-250, attached; ratio of fiber length to diameter is at polarized light filter least 3:1

Description: Asbestos is a naturally occurring group of fibrous silicate minerals.  These thin, long, and flexible fibers can be woven into textiles.  Asbestos fibers are strong, durable and fire resistant.

 

Where it may be found: Unlikely to be found in current textiles except for fire-fighting clothing.

 

Although we do not anticipate that Asbestos will be found

in finished apparel and footwear, it is important to note that they are restricted.

12172-73-5

Amosite

77536-67-5

Anthrophyllite

12001-29-5

Chrysotile

12001-28-4

Crocidolite

77536-68-6

Tremolite

 

 

F l u o r i n a t e d G r e e n h o u s e G a s e s

CAS Number

Chemical Name/Color Index Name

Restriction/Limit on Final Product

or Tested Component

Test Method [detection limit]

Chemical Description/Where Chemical May be

Found/Comment

2551-62-4

Sulfur hexafluoride - SF6

May Not be Used

Headspace for components

 

[industry practice - not specified by the regulation]

 

Description: Fluorocarbons are mainly used as substitutes for CFCs (Chlorofluorocarbons) and HFCs (Hydrofluorocarbons), both of which are ozone depleting substances that the 1987 Montreal Protocol has progressively phased out of production.  Fluorocarbons

are mostly used as refrigerants in refrigerators and air- conditioners and as propellants in industrial aerosols. Other applications include foam-blowing, solvent cleaning and textile coating.

 

Textiles coated with fluorocarbons provide good resistance to weathering, UV light aging, chemical and soil

resistance.  Treated textiles also give good water-proof and anti-pilling effect.

 

Where are they found: Coated textiles.

 

Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs):

75-46-7

HFC-23 - CHF3

75-10-5

HFC-32 - CH2F2

593-53-3

HFC-41 - CH3F

138495-42-8

HFC-43-10mee - C5H2F10

354-33-6

HFC-125 - C2HF5

359-35-3

HFC-134 - C2H2F4

811-97-2

HFC-134a - CH2FCF3

75-37-6

HFC-152a - C2H4F2

430-66-0

HFC-143 - C2H3F3

420-46-2

HFC-143a - C2H3F3

431-89-0

HFC-227ea - C3HF7

677-56-5

HFC-236cb - CH2FCF2CF3

431-63-0

HFC-236ea - CHF2CHFCF3

690-39-1

HFC-236fa - C3H2F6

679-86-7

HFC-245ca - C3H3F5

460-73-1

HFC-245fa - CHF2CH2CF3

406-58-6

HFC-365mfc - CF3CH2CF2CH3

 

Perfluorocarbons (PFCs):

75-73-0

Perfluoromethane - CF4

76-16-4

Perfluoroethane - C2F6

76-19-7

Perfluoropropane - C3F8

355-25-9

Perfluorobutane - C4F10

678-26-2

Perfluoropentane - C5F12

355-42-0

Perfluorohexane - C6F14

115-25-3

Perfluorocyclobutane - c-C4F8

 

D i o x i n s & F u r a n s

CAS Number

Chemical Name/Color Index Name

Restriction/Limit on Final Product or Tested Component

Test Method [detection limit]

Chemical Description/Where Chemical May be Found/Comments

 

 

1746-01-6

40321-76-4

51207-31-9

57117-31-4

Group 1)

2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin

1,2,3,7,8-Pentachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin

2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzofuran

2,3,4,7,8-Pentachlorodibenzofuran

Sum of Group 1:

1 µg/kg

US EPA 8290 - [industry

practice - not specified by the regulation]

 

Description: Dioxins are a made up of 75 polychlorinated compounds called chlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins. Each dioxin has a different level of toxicity based on its structure and tissue absorption qualities. Furans are also polychlorinated compounds (135 different furans exist). Dioxins and furans are structurally and toxically similar.

 

Where they may be found: Dioxins/furans are common by- products of incomplete combustion (burning) of organics in a chlorine rich environment and are often associated with the production of pesticides, PVC, and other similar chlorinated chemicals.

 

Although we do not anticipate Dioxins or Furans will be found in finished apparel and footwear, it is important to note that they are restricted.

 

39227-28-6

19408-74-3

57653-85-7

57117-41-6

70648-26-9

72918-21-9

57117-44-9

60851-34-5

Group 2)

1,2,3,4,7,8-Hexachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin

1,2,3,7,8,9-Hexachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin

1,2,3,6,7,8-Hexachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin

1,2,3,7,8-pentachlorodibenzofuran

1,2,3,4,7,8-Hexachlorodibenzofuran

1,2,3,7,8,9-Hexachlorodibenzofuran

1,2,3,6,7,8-Hexachlorodibenzofuran

2,3,4,6,7,8-Hexachlorodibenzofuran

Sum of Group 1 & 2:

5 µg/kg

 

 

35822-46-9

 

3268-87-9

67562-39-4

55673-89-7

39001-02-0

Group 3)

1,2,3,4,6,7,8-Heptachlorodibenzo-p- dioxin

1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9-Octachlorodibenzo-p- dioxin

1,2,3,4,6,7,8-Heptachlorodibenzofuran

1,2,3,4,7,8,9-Heptachlorodibenzofuran

1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9-Octachlorodibenzofuran

Sum of Group 1, 2 & 3:

 

100 µg/kg

 

 

50585-41-6

109333-34-8

6733-57-7

131166-92-2

Group 4)

2,3,7,8-Tetrabromodibenzo-p-dioxin

1,2,3,7,8-Pentabromodibenzo-p-dioxin

2,3,7,8-Tetrabromodibenzofuran

2,3,4,7,8-Pentabromodibenzofuran

Sum of Group 4:

1 µg/kg

 

 

110999-44-5

 

110999-46-7

110999-45-6

107555-93-1

Group 5)

1,2,3,4,7,8-Hexabromodibenzo-p-dioxin

 

1,2,3,7,8,9-Hexabromodibenzo-p-dioxin

1,2,3,6,7,8-Hexabromodibenzo-p-dioxin

1,2,3,7,8-Pentabromodibenzofuran

Sum of Group 4 & 5:

5 µg/kg

 

 

F l a m e R e t a r d a n t s

CAS Number

Chemical Name/Color Index Name

Restriction/Limit on Final Product or Tested Component

Test Method [detection limit]

Chemical Description/Where Chemical May be Found/Comments

85535-84-8

Chlorinated paraffins (C10-C13)

Not Detected. This chemical may also be present in leather and should not exceed

1% for fat liquoring of leather

Solvent extraction and GC-MS or LC-MS [industry practice - not specified by the regulation]

Description: Flame retardants are chemical compounds that can be incorporated into textiles or applied by sprays to prevent burning.

 

Where they may be found: Children’s clothing, tent fabrics

(in PU coatings) and leather.

59536-65-1

Polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs)

Not Detected

Methanol extraction: analysis by GC-MS or LC-MS [industry practice - not specified by the regulation]

32534-81-9

Penta-bromodiphenyl ether (pentaBDE)

Not Detected

Solvent extraction and analysis by GC-MS or LC-MS  [industry practice - not specified by the regulation]

32536-52-0

Octa-bromodiphenyl ether (octaBDE)

 

 

Not Detected

 

Methanol extraction and analysis by LC-MS or GC-MS  [industry practice - not specified by the regulation]

126-72-7

Tris (2,3-dibromopropyl) phosphate

(TRIS)

 

Not Detected

 

Solvent extraction and analysis by GC-MS or LC-MS  [industry practice - not specified by the regulation]

5412-25-9

Bis (2,3-dibromopropyl) phosphate

545-55-1

Tris (1-aziridinyl)-phosphine oxide

(TEPA)

Not Detected

KOH or NaOH digestion followed by GC-MS headspace analysis for ethyleneimine [industry practice - not specified by the regulation]

1163-19-5

Decabromodiphenyl ether (DecaBDE)

Not Detected

Solvent extraction and analysis by GC-MS

or LC-MS [industry practice - not specifiedby the regulation]

  

M e t a l s

CAS Number

Chemical Name/Color Index Name

Restriction/Limit on Final Product or Tested Component

Test Method [detection limit]

Chemical Description/Where Chemical May be Found/Comments

7440-36-0

Antimony (Sb)

30 ppm

Migration in perspiration/saliva solution ISO

105 E 04/§ 64 LFGB B 82.10-1 Detection in reference to DIN EN ISO 17294-2. ASTM F-

963

Where it may be found: Antimony may be associated with synthetic fibers, accessories for textiles and clothing, paints, inks, trims, plastics, and metal components.

7440-43-9

Cadmium (Cd)

75 ppm

Total Digestion, ASTM F-963

Description: Cadmium is a naturally occurring and abundant metal that does not easily corrode (rust).  It is often used for pigments, metal coatings, plastics (as a heat stabilizer),

photographic films and batteries.

 

Where it may be found: In textiles and apparel, cadmium may be associated with plastics, pigments (particularly red, orange, yellow, and green), and as a surface layer for metals.

7440-48-4

Cobalt (Co)

1.0 ppm

Migration in perspiration/saliva solution ISO

105 E 04/§ 64 LFGB B 82.10-1 Detection in reference to DIN EN ISO 17294-2

Where it may be found: Cobalt may be found in metal components, electroplated and enamel coated materials, batteries and pigments.

7439-92-1

Lead (Pb)

100 ppm

 

This limit applies to lead content and lead in substrates.

 

Requires all products and materials to meet this standard, including non- children’s products

CPSC-CH-E1002-08, Standard Operating Procedure for Determining Total Lead (Pb) in Non-Metal Children’s Products, February

1, 2009 [PDF]

CPSC-CH-E1001-08, Standard Operating Procedure for Determining Total Lead (Pb) in Children’s Metal Products (Including Children’s Metal Jewelry) [PDF]

Description: Lead is a naturally occurring metal important to the production of batteries, fuels, paints, plastics (as a heat stabilizer), ceramics, caulking, and solders.

 

Where it may be found: In textiles and apparel, lead may be associated with plastics, paints, inks, pigments, and metal components.

18540-29-9

Chromium (Cr6+) Cr(VI)

Not Detected (below detection limits - see test method)

DIN 53314; C18 filtration and re-analysis of all positive results (for leather) [limit is 3 ppm]  BS EN420 ISO 17075

Description: Chromium is a naturally occurring metal that can exist in three main forms (Chromium (0), Chromium (III), and Chromium (VI).  In nature, Cr (III) is the predominate form, Cr (0) and Cr (VI) do not occur in nature or are rare.

 

Where it may be found: In textiles and apparel, chromium may be associated with plastics, pigments and tanned leather.

7440-02-0

Nickel (Ni) (in metal items)

0.5 µg/cm2/week

Nickel release by EN 1811 Abrasion of coated items by EN 12472

Description: Nickel is an abundant metal often combined with other metals to create alloys with increased hardness and resistance to corrosion.

 

Where it may be found: In textiles and apparel, nickel may be associated with accessories for textiles and clothing, paints, inks, trims, plastics, and metal components.

 

M e t a l s C o n t i n u e d

Restrictions for Paint, Surface Coatings, and Printing (Applies to all scrapable surface coatings including paint, screen prints, and heat transfers):

7440-38-2

Arsenic (As)

25 ppm

ASTM F-963

Where it may be found: Arsenic may be associated with synthetic fibers, accessories for textiles and clothing, paints, inks, trims, plastics, and metal components.

7440-39-3

Barium (Ba)

1000 ppm

ASTM F-963

Where it may be found: Barium may be associated with synthetic fibers, accessories for textiles and clothing, paints, inks, trims, plastics, and metal components.

7440-47-3

Chromium (Cr)

60 ppm

ASTM F-963

 

7439-92-1

Lead (Pb)

90 ppm

Requires all products and materials to meet this standard.

CPSC-CH-E1003-09 – Standard Operating Procedure for Determining Lead (Pb) in Paint and Other Similar Surface Coatings, April 26, 2009 [PDF]

 

7439-97-6

Mercury (Hg)

60 ppm

ASTM F-963

Description: Mercury is a naturally occurring metal.  It can

exist as metallic mercury (liquid), a gas (when heated), or as solids (inorganic and organic compounds).

 

Where it may be found: It is unlikely that mercury will be found in textiles and apparel.

7782-49-2

Selenium (Se)

500 ppm

ASTM F-963

Where it may be found: Selenium may be associated with synthetic fibers, accessories for textiles and clothing, paints, inks, trims, plastics, and metal components.

Restrictions for Textiles Used in Infant and Toddler Products ((<36 months) sizes ≤4T):

7440-38-2

Arsenic (As)

0.2 ppm

GB/T 17593.4   Textiles-    Determination of heavy metals Part 4: AAS

 

7440-47-3

Chromium (Cr)

1.0 ppm

GB/T 17593.1   Textiles-    Determination of heavy metals Part 1: AAS

7440-50-8

Copper (Cu)

25 ppm

GB/T 17593.1   Textiles-    Determination of

heavy metals Part 1: AAS

7439-92-1

Lead (Pb)

0.2 ppm

GB/T 17593.1   Textiles-    Determination of heavy metals Part 1: AAS

7439-97-6

Mercury (Hg)

0.02 ppm

GB/T 17593.4   Textiles-    Determination of heavy metals Part 4: AAS

 

O r g a n o t i n C o m p o u n d s

CAS Number

Chemical Name/Color Index Name

Restriction/Limit on Final Product or Tested Component

Test Method [detection limit]

Chemical Description/Where Chemical May be Found/Comments

56573-85-4

Tributyltin (TBT)

Not Detected (0.5 ppm EACH)

Performance-based method of ethanol extraction derivitization and analysis by GC- MS or LC-MS ISO 17353-2004-(industry practice - not specified by the regulation)

Description: Organotins are a class of chemicals combining tin and organics such as butyl and phenyl groups. Organotins are predominantly found in the environment as antifoulants in marine paints, but they can also be used as

biocides (antibacterials), and/or heat stabilizers in plastics.

 

Where they may be found: In textiles and apparel, organotins may be associated with plastics, inks, paints, and heat transfer material.

668-34-8

Triphenyltin (TPhT)

1002-53-5

Dibutyltin (DBT)

1 ppm

 

 

15231-44-4

 

Dioctyltin (DOT)

 

0.10%

 

 

M i s c e l l a n e o u s

CAS Number

Chemical Name/Color Index Name

Restriction/Limit on Final Product or Tested Component

Test Method [detection limit]

Chemical Description/Where Chemical May be Found/Comments

 

pH of textile or apparel finished goods

4.0-7.5

AATCC Test Method 81-2006

Description: pH is a measure of alkalinity or acidity of a solution.

624-49-7

Dimethyl Fumarate

Prohibited

 

Description: Dimethyl Fumarate (DMF) is a white crystalline powder used as a biocide to inhibit mold growth in consumer products.

Where it may be found: DMF may be found in small packets added to footwear boxes to inhibit mold growth or in DMF

impregnated leather or materials.

50-00-0

Formaldehyde

Not Detected (below detection limits - see test method)

ISO 14184-1 or JIS L1041 (Law 112) or DIN

53315    [detection limit is 20 mg/kg]

Description: Formaldehyde is a volatile compound used widely in apparel and textile manufacturing as an anti- creasing and an anti-shrinking agent. In addition, formaldehyde is often used in polymeric resins (e.g. phenol- formaldehyde and urea-formaldehyde), adhesives leather tanning agents and as a preservative in processing chemicals

and paints.

Where it may be found: In apparel and textiles, formaldehyde may be found in permanent press and artificially stiffened fabric. Since formaldehyde is volatile, cross contamination of material may occur.

50-00-0

Formaldehyde

150ppm

This limit applies to formaldehyde content in leather.

ISO 14184-1 or JIS L1041 (Law 112) or

DIN 53315    [detection limit is 20 mg/kg]

Description: formaldehyde may be found in or formed from aldehyde tanning agents, oxidation of oils/fats, formaldehyde resin retannages, and preservatives in processing chemicals. Also see above.

Where it may be found: In leather and leather processing chemicals.

2795-39-3

Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS)

1 µg/m2

Solvent Extraction LC-MS - (industry

practice - not specified by the regulation)

Description: Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid is an organofluorine

compound. Salts of this compound are often used as surfactants. Like other fluorocarbons the C8F17 subunit in

this compound repels water, and PFOS is the main ingredient in many stain repellent finishes.

Where it may be found: Binder in non-woven fabrics to enhance dyeing, wetting agents to improve coverage and penetration of substances, achieve finish-on-yarn uniformity, and water resistance, oil resistant coatings on textiles, leather, and other materials.

87-86-5

Pentachlorophenol

 

 

 

Prohibited

 

Description: PCP and Tetrachlorophenol are polychlorinated compounds used as a preservative to wood, leather, and

textiles.

Where it may be used: PCP and Tetrachlorophenol has been used as an antifungal in textiles, leather, and some wood products.

 

 

25167-83-3

 

 

Tetrachlorophenol

 

 

Not allocated

Component 1:

CAS-No.: 118685-33-9

C39H23ClCrN7O12S∙2Na Component 2: C46H30CrN10O20S2∙3Na

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blue Colorant

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prohibited

 

Description: A mixture of: disodium (6-(4-anisidino)-3 sulfonato-2-(3,5-dinitro-2-oxidophenylazo)-1-naphtholato)(1- (5-chloro-2-oxidophenylazo)-2-naphtholato)chromate(1-); trisodium bis(6-(4-anisidino)-3-sulfonato-2-(3,5-dinitro-2- oxidophenylazo)-1-naphtholato)chromate(1-)’

Where it may be found:

Navy Blue or Blue colorant as a dye mixture used to dye fabric or leather.

 

 

 

25154-52-3

 

 

 

Nonyl phenol

 

 

 

1000ppm preparations

 

Description: Nonyl phenol and NPEs are used in industrial surfactants and detergents.

Where they may be found: In cleaners, detergents and prewash agents, textile processing agents, paints and coatings and biocides.

 

 

Nonyl phenolethoxylates

 

P o l y v i n y l c h l o r i d e ( P V C ) a n d P h t h a l a t e s

CAS Number

Chemical Name/Color Index Name

Restriction/Limit on Final Product or Tested Component

Test Method [detection limit]

Chemical Description/Where Chemical May be

Found/Comments

9002-86-2

Polyvinylchloride (PVC)

Not Detected

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beilstein's burn test for presence of chorine and Infrared (IR) spectroscopy with or without solvent extraction.

Restricts the use of PVC in all products including screen

printed items.

 

Description: PVC (also known as vinyl) is a chlorinated polymer used extensively. Vinyl products include credit cards, furniture, toys, flooring, cable/wire insulation, garden hoses, and coats.

 

Where it may be found: PVC can be found in plastic items and trim in apparel and textiles.  In addition, PVC can often be found in screen prints and inks.

 

Phthalates:

0.1%

CPSC-CH-C1001-09.2 – Standard Operation Procedure for Determination of Phthalates, July 27, 2009 [PDF]

Restricts the use of Phthalates in all products including screen printed items.

 

Description: Phthalates are a class of organic compounds added to plastics to increase flexibility.

 

Where they may be found: In textiles and apparel, phthalates may be associated with flexible plastic components, trims and screen prints.

117-81-7

Di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP)

117-84-0

Di-n-octyl phthalate (DNOP)

85-68-7

Benzyl Butyl phthalate (BBP)

84-74-2

Di-n-butyl phthalate (DBP)

68515-48-0 28553-12-0

Di-isonyl phthalate (DINP)

68515-49-1 26761-40-0

Di-isodecyl phthalate (DIDP)

 

Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP)

 

Di-n-pentyl phthalate (DnPP)

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, Vendor have executed this RSL and Production Safety Manual effective on ___________, 20_       _.

 

Vendor Name:                                                                                  

Signature:                                                                                                                

Print Name:                                                                                     

Title:                                                                                                 

Vendor Address:  

                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                       

 

G l o s s a r y o f T e r m s / A c r o n y m s

AAS—Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy

Accredited 3rd Party Testing Laboratory—for the purposes of this manual refers to a laboratory accredited by Consumer Product Safety Commission

(see: http://www.cpsc.gov/cgi-bin/labapplist.aspx)

BS—British Standard

CAS—Chemical Abstracts Service, CAS Registry Numbers are unique identifiers for chemical substances. CAS is a division of the American Chemical Society.  See www.cas.org.

CEN—European Committee for Standardization

CPSC—Consumer Product Safety Commission (U.S.)

Detection limit—the lowest quantity of a substance that can be distinguished from the absence of that substance (a blank value) within a stated confidence limit

DIN—German Standards Institute (Deutsches Institut für Normung )

Dioxins and Furans—Chemical compounds that are an undesirable by-product in the manufacture of herbicides, disinfectants, and other agents

EEC—European Economic Community

EN—European Norm

EPA—Environmental Protection Agency (U.S.)

EU—European Union

EDXRF—energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence

FTIR—Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy

GB—Guo Biao in Chinese which means National Standards

GC-MS—Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometer - instrument used to identify components of mixtures or unknown substances - liquids, gases.

HPLC—High performance liquid chromatography

ICP-OES—inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry

ISO—International Standards Organization

JIS—Japanese Industrial Standard

KOH—Potassium Hydroxide

LFGB—Lebensmittel-, Bedarfsgegenstände- und Futtermittelgesetzbuch – German Law Book on food, consumer article and feed.

LC-MS—Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometer - instrument used to identify components of mixtures or unknown substances - liquids, gases.

mg/L—milligram per liter.

mg/kg—milligram per kilogram.

MSDS Information—Material Safety Data Sheet Information – this is chemical safety & toxicological information supplied with chemicals

NaOH—Sodium Hydroxide

Percent by Mass—also called weight percent or percent by weight, this is the mass of the solute divided by the total mass of the solution and multiplied by 100% (also see ppm)

Pesticide—Chemical agent or substance used for destroying pests

ppm—Parts Per Million.  A unit describing concentrations of chemical substances. 1 ppm can also be notated as 1 milligram per kilogram (mg/kg) or 1 microgram per gram

(μg/g).

ppb—Parts per Billion. A unit describing concentrations of chemical substances. 1 ppb can also be notated as 1 microgram per kilogram (μg/kg).

PVC—Polyvinyl Chloride

Solvent—A substance in which another substance is dissolved, forming a solution.

UK—United Kingdom

µg/cm2/week—microgram per square centimeter per week

µg/g—microgram per gram

µg/kg—microgram per kilogram

µg/m2—microgram per square meter