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H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB and

H & M Rowells AB
Chemical Restrictions

Quality Department
December 2007
General ............................................................................................................................... 3
RESTRICTED SUBSTANCES IN PRODUCTS ................................................................................4
Azo Dyes and Pigments ....................................................................................................4
Disperse Dyes.................................................................................................................5
Other Dyes.....................................................................................................................5
Flame Retardants ............................................................................................................6
Chloroparaffines..............................................................................................................6
Formaldehyde.................................................................................................................6
Polyvinylchloride (PVC) ....................................................................................................7
Phthalates ......................................................................................................................7
Organotin Compounds .....................................................................................................7
Triclosan ........................................................................................................................7
Bisphenol-A (BPA) ...........................................................................................................7
Antimony (Sb) ................................................................................................................7
Arsenic (As) ...................................................................................................................7
Cadmium (Cd) ................................................................................................................8
Chromium (Cr) ...............................................................................................................8
Chromium VI (Cr6+) .........................................................................................................8
Cobalt (Co) ....................................................................................................................8
Lead (Pb) .......................................................................................................................9
Mercury (Hg) ..................................................................................................................9
Nickel (Ni)......................................................................................................................9
Phenols..........................................................................................................................9
Pesticides..................................................................................................................... 10
Alkylphenol Ethoxylates/Alkylphenols (APEO/AP) ............................................................... 11
Cationic Surfactants....................................................................................................... 11
Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane .......................................................................................... 11
Dimethylformamide (DMF).............................................................................................. 11
Isocyanates .................................................................................................................. 11
Perfluorinated Alkylated Substances (PFAS) ...................................................................... 11
Polychlorinated Biphenyles (PCBs) ................................................................................... 11
Polychlorinated Triphenyles (PCTs) .................................................................................. 11
Chlorinated Bleaching Agents .......................................................................................... 12
Chlorinated Aromatic Hydrocarbons ................................................................................. 12
Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH).................................................................................... 12
Mineral Oils .................................................................................................................. 12
RESTRICTED SUBSTANCES IN PRODUCTION........................................................................... 13
Organic Solvents ........................................................................................................... 13
Glues, Spot removers, Paints, Lacquers etc. ...................................................................... 13
Sand Blasting ............................................................................................................... 13
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS ............................................................................................... 13
pH .............................................................................................................................. 13
Discolouration............................................................................................................... 13
Fumigation ................................................................................................................... 13
Genetically Modified Fibres (GMO) ................................................................................... 13
Feather and Down ......................................................................................................... 14
Mould .......................................................................................................................... 14
Smell........................................................................................................................... 14
ADDITIONAL STANDARDS AND LEGISLATIONS ....................................................................... 14
Toys ............................................................................................................................ 14
Electrical Products ......................................................................................................... 14
Food Contact Products ................................................................................................... 14
REACH......................................................................................................................... 14
H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB and H & M ROWELLS AB Chemical Restrictions Compliance
Commitment ..................................................................................................................... 15

H&M Chemical Restrictions, December 2007 2(15)


General
H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB and H & M Rowells AB (henceforth called H&M) have, with concern for
the health of customers as well as for the environment and the working conditions in the factories
where the products are made, established chemical restrictions for all products. However chemical
restrictions for the content of cosmetic and hygiene products are placed in separate documents.

H&M requires compliance with these restrictions from all suppliers, and all suppliers must
sign the Chemical Restrictions Compliance Commitment.

Textile is defined as both natural and man-made textile fibres


Plastic is defined as all types of plastic materials, silicone and rubber
Non-woven is materials such as padding, foam and fusing.
The restrictions also apply to retail packaging.

Abbreviations used in this document:


ppm = parts per million, which is the same as mg/kg.
CAS NO = Chemical Abstracts Service number. CAS is a database of chemical information and the
CAS NO identifies a substance in this database.
CI = Colour Index number.

More information about the substances restricted in this document, and also guidelines on how to
comply in the best way is found in the document Implementation Toolkit for H&M Chemical
Restrictions.

H&M Chemical Restrictions, December 2007 3(15)


RESTRICTED SUBSTANCES CAS NO RESTRICTED H&M APPROVED
IN PRODUCTS LIMIT TEST METHOD
Azo Dyes and Pigments
in textile, leather and prints, which by
reductive cleavage of one or more
azo groups may release one or more
of the amines listed below
4-Aminodiphenyl 92-67-1 20 ppm Textiles in general:
Benzidine 92-87-5 20 ppm EN 14362-1:2003
4-Chloro-o-toluidine 95-69-2 20 ppm
2-Naphthylamine 91-59-8 20 ppm Polyester textiles:
EN 14362-2:2003
o-Aminoazotoluene 97-56-3 20 ppm
2-Amino-4-nitrotoluene 99-55-8 20 ppm Leather:
2,4-Diaminoanisole 615-05-4 20 ppm CEN ISO/TS 17234:2003
4,4-Diaminodiphenylmethane 101-77-9 20 ppm
3,3-Dichlorobenzidine 91-94-1 20 ppm Detection of
3,3-Dimethoxybenzidine (o- 119-90-4 20 ppm p-Aminoazobenzene:
Dianisidine) LFBG B 82.02-9
3,3-Dimethylbenzidine (o-Tolidine) 119-93-7 20 ppm
3,3-Dimethyl-4,4- 838-88-0 20 ppm
diaminodiphenylmethane
p-Chloroaniline 106-47-8 20 ppm
p-Cresidine 120-71-8 20 ppm
4,4-Methylen-bis-(2-chloroaniline) 101-14-4 20 ppm
4,4-Oxydianiline 101-80-4 20 ppm
4,4-Thiodianiline 139-65-1 20 ppm
2,4-Toluenediamine 95-80-7 20 ppm
o-Toluidine 95-53-4 20 ppm
2,4,5-Trimethylaniline 137-17-7 20 ppm
o-Anisidine 90-04-0 20 ppm
p-Aminoazobenzene 60-09-3 20 ppm
2,4-Xylidines 95-68-1 20 ppm
2,6-Xylidines 87-62-7 20 ppm

H&M Chemical Restrictions, December 2007 4(15)


RESTRICTED SUBSTANCES CAS NO RESTRICTED H&M APPROVED
IN PRODUCTS LIMIT TEST METHOD
Disperse Dyes
in textiles
CI NO
Disperse Blue 1 64 500 2475-45-8 1 mg/l in extract DIN 54231
Disperse Blue 3 61 505 2475-46-9 1 mg/l in extract
Disperse Blue 7 62 500 3179-90-6 1 mg/l in extract
Disperse Blue 26 63 305 3860-63-7 1 mg/l in extract
Disperse Blue 35 12222-75-2 1 mg/l in extract
Disperse Blue 102 12222-97-8 1 mg/l in extract
Disperse Blue 106 12223-01-7 1 mg/l in extract
Disperse Blue 124 61951-51-7 1 mg/l in extract
Disperse Brown 1 23355-64-8 1 mg/l in extract
Disperse Red 1 11 110 2872-52-8 1 mg/l in extract
Disperse Red 11 62 015 2872-48-2 1 mg/l in extract
Disperse Red 17 11 210 3179-89-3 1 mg/l in extract
Disperse Orange 1 11 080 2581-69-3 1 mg/l in extract
Disperse Orange 3 11 005 730-40-5 1 mg/l in extract
Disperse Orange 11 60 700 82-28-0 1 mg/l in extract
Disperse Orange 37 12223-33-5 1 mg/l in extract
Disperse Orange 76 (previously 51811-42-8 1 mg/l in extract
designated Orange 37)
Disperse Yellow 1 10 345 119-15-3 1 mg/l in extract
Disperse Yellow 3 11 855 2832-40-8 1 mg/l in extract
Disperse Yellow 9 10 375 6373-73-5 1 mg/l in extract
Disperse Yellow 23 26 070 6250-22-3 1 mg/l in extract
Disperse Yellow 39 12236-29-2 1 mg/l in extract
Disperse Yellow 49 54824-37-2 1 mg/l in extract
Other Dyes
in textiles and leather
CI NO
Acid Red 26 16 150 3761-53-3 Not detected DIN 54231
Basic Red 9 42 500 569-61-9 Not detected
Basic Violet 14 45 510 632-99-5 Not detected
Direct Black 38 30 235 1937-37-7 Not detected
Direct Blue 6 22 610 2602-46-2 Not detected
Direct Brown 95 30 145 16071-86-6 Not detected
Direct Red 28 22 120 573-58-0 Not detected
Solvent Yellow 1 11 000 60-09-3 Not detected
Solvent Yellow 2 11 020 60-11-7 Not detected
Solvent Yellow 3 11 160 97-56-3 Not detected
Para-phenylenediamine 76 060 106-50-3 Not detected Methanol extraction and
analysis by GC-MS

H&M Chemical Restrictions, December 2007 5(15)


RESTRICTED SUBSTANCES CAS NO RESTRICTED H&M APPROVED TEST
IN PRODUCTS LIMIT METHOD
Flame Retardants 1
in textile, leather, plastic, non-woven, down and feathers
Tris(2,3-dibromopropyl) phosphate 126-72-7 Not detected Methanol extraction; analysis
(TRIS) by LC-MS

Bis(2,3-dibromopropyl) phosphate 5412-25-9 Not detected

Tris-(aziridinyl)-phosphineoxide 5455-55-1 Not detected Potassium Hydroxide digestion


(Tris(1-aziridinyl)phosphine oxide) followed by GC-MS Headspace
or (TEPA) analysis of Ethyleneimine
Polybromodiphenyl ether (PBDEs) 32534-81-9 Not detected Acetonitril extraction and
analysis by LC-DAD-MS,
Tetrabromobisphenol A 79-94-7 Not detected confirmation with GC-MS
(TBBP A)
Polybromobiphenyles (PBBs) 59536-65-1 Not detected Methanol extraction; analysis
by GC-MS
Tri-o-cresyl phosphate 78-30-8 Not detected

Tris(2-chloroethyl) phosphate 115-96-8 Not detected


(TCEP)

Hexabromocyclododecane 3194-55-6 Not detected

2,2-Bis(bromomethyl)-1,3- 3296-90-0 Not detected


propanediol

Tris(1,3-dichloro-isopropyl) 13674-87-8 Not detected


phosphate (TDCP)

Triphenyl Phosphate (TPhP) 115-86-6 Not detected


Chloroparaffines
in textile, leather, plastic
Short Chained (SCCPs) C10-C13 85535-84-8 Not detected N-hexane extraction, ultra
Medium Chained (MCCPs) C14-C17 85535-85-9 1000 ppm sound (40C, 30 min) and
analysis by GC/MS using NCI
(Negative Chemical Ionization)
Formaldehyde 50-00-0
in textile, leather, non-woven and
paper
Products for children aged 0-3 (A-A0)<0.05 JIS L 1041-1983, Method A
years, incl. bed linen (e.g. 50-98 cl)

Products for children above 3 years 75 ppm Textiles: ISO 14184-1


(e.g. 104-170 cl) and products for
adults with direct skin contact, incl. Leather: DIN ISO/TS 17226
bed linen
Products for adults without direct 300 ppm
skin contact (e.g. outer wear,
curtains)
Paper 150 ppm EN 645 and EN 1541

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Supplier must always get an approval from H&M before using any flame retardant at all, even if it is not listed above.
No flame retardants are allowed on babies and childrens products.

H&M Chemical Restrictions, December 2007 6(15)


RESTRICTED SUBSTANCES CAS NO RESTRICTED H&M APPROVED TEST
IN PRODUCTS LIMIT METHOD
Polyvinylchloride (PVC) 9002-86-2
and similar chlorinated polymers,
e.g. polyvinylidenechloride.

in textile, leather, plastic and paper Not detected Beilsteins test and infrared
spectroscopy (IR) with or
without chemical separation
Phthalates
in textile, leather and plastic
Di-isononyl phthalate (DINP) 28553-12-0 500 ppm for Extraction with THF/ACN and
Di(ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) 117-81-7 each phthalate. analysis by HPLC-DAD-MS,
Di-n-octyl phthalate (DNOP) 117-84-0 The sum of all confirmation test for DBP
Di-iso-decyl phthalate (DIDP) 26761-40-0 phthalates must using GC/MS
Butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP) 85-68-7 not exceed 1000
Dibutyl phthalate (DBP) 84-74-2 ppm
All other phthalates
(all other esters of o-phthalic acid)
Organotin Compounds
in textile, leather, non-woven and plastic
Dibutyltin (DBT) 1448-53-0 1 ppm Ethanol extraction,
Tributyltin (TBT) 56573-85-4 Not detected derivatisation and analysis by
Tricyclohexyltin (TCyHT) 6056-50-4 Not detected GC-MS
Trioctyltin (TOT) 250252-89-2 Not detected
Triphenyltin (TPhT) 668-34-8 Not detected
Tripropyltin (TPT) Not detected
Triclosan 3380-34-5

in textile, leather and plastic Usage ban Solvent extraction,


Trace limit derivatisation followed by
10 ppm GC-MS analysis
Bisphenol-A (BPA) 80-05-7

in textile, leather and plastic Not detected Solvent extraction and


analysis by GC-MS
Antimony (Sb) 7440-36-0

in textile (except polyester) and Extractable: Extraction with artificial


leather 30 ppm sweat solution by: ISO 105-
E04
Metal content by: ICP-MS
analysis
in polyester fibres and polyester Total content: Total metal content by
plastic 260 ppm microwave digestion with
HNO3/H2O2 and ICP-MS
analysis
Arsenic (As) 7440-38-2

in textile and leather Total content: Total metal content by


1 ppm microwave digestion with
HNO3/H2O2 and ICP-MS
analysis

H&M Chemical Restrictions, December 2007 7(15)


RESTRICTED SUBSTANCES CAS NO RESTRICTED H&M APPROVED TEST
IN PRODUCTS LIMIT METHOD
Cadmium (Cd) 7440-43-9

in textile and leather Total content: Total metal content by


1 ppm microwave digestion with
HNO3/H2O2 and ICP-MS
in plastic and metal Total content: analysis
75 ppm
in surface coatings Total content:
75 ppm
in paper Total content Total metal content by
(sum of Cd, Hg, microwave digestion with
Pb and Cr6+): HNO3/H2O2 and ICP-MS
100 ppm analysis
Cr6+ confirmation analysis:
CEN/TS 14495
Chromium (Cr) 7440-47-3
in textile (except polyamide, Usage ban Total metal content by
polyamide blends & worsted wool 2 ) Trace limit: microwave digestion with
100 ppm HNO3/H2O2 and ICP-MS
analysis
in polyamide, polyamide blends and Extractable: Extraction with artificial sweat
worsted wool2 1 ppm solution by: ISO 105-E04
Metal content by: ICP-MS
analysis
Chromium VI (Cr6+) 18540-29-9
in textile, leather and plastics Not detected DIN 53314, modified according
to CEN/TS 14495 Annex A.
Leather shall be pre-treated
with aging test 3 before CrVI-
analysis
in paper Total content Total metal content by
(sum of Cd, Hg, microwave digestion with
Pb and Cr6+): HNO3/H2O2 and ICP-MS
100 ppm analysis
Cr6+ confirmation analysis:
CEN/TS 14495
Cobalt (Co) 7440-48-4
in textile and leather Extractable: Extraction with artificial sweat
1 ppm solution by: ISO 105-E04
Metal content by: ICP-MS
analysis

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Worsted wool is made of fibers that have been combed to remove unwanted short fibers and to make the remaining long
fibers parallel. Mostly used for suits and trousers.
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Aging test: Put the leather in an owen for 24 hours at 80C and 20% humidity.

H&M Chemical Restrictions, December 2007 8(15)


RESTRICTED SUBSTANCES CAS NO RESTRICTED H&M APPROVED TEST
IN PRODUCTS LIMIT METHOD
Lead (Pb) 7439-92-1
in textile, leather, plastic and Total content: Total metal content by
decorative metal items 90 ppm microwave digestion with
(e.g. jewelleries) HNO3/H2O2 and ICP-MS
in functional metal items Total content: analysis
(e.g. belt buckles) 1000 ppm
Solder alloys included
in surface coatings Total content:
90 ppm
in paper Total content Total metal content by
(sum of Cd, Hg, microwave digestion with
Pb and Cr6+): HNO3/H2O2 and ICP-MS
100 ppm analysis
Cr6+ confirmation analysis:
CEN/TS 14495
Mercury (Hg) 7439-97-6
in textile, leather and metal Total content: Total metal content by
0.5 ppm microwave digestion with
HNO3/H2O2 and ICP-MS
in surface coatings Total content: analysis
10 ppm
in paper Total content Total metal content by
(sum of Cd, Hg, microwave digestion with
Pb and Cr6+): HNO3/H2O2 and ICP-MS
100 ppm analysis
Cr6+ confirmation analysis:
CEN/TS 14495
Nickel (Ni) 7440-02-0
in metal products or parts of Maximum Nickel release by EN 1811
products in direct and prolonged release:
skin contact 0.5 g/cm2/week Abrasion of coated items by EN
12472:2005
in metal jewellery parts intended to Maximum
be used for body piercing release:
0.2 g/cm2/week
in textile, leather and plastic Extractable: Extraction with artificial sweat
1 ppm solution by: ISO 105-E04
Metal content by: ICP-MS
analysis
Phenols
in textile, leather, plastic and paper
Pentachlorophenol (PCP) and its 87-86-5 Not detected Leather: Acetone extraction,
salts and esters derivatisation followed by GC-
Tetrachlorophenol (TeCP) and its 58-90-2 Not detected MS analysis
salts and esters 25167-83-3 Textiles, plastics, paper:
Potassium Hydroxide extraction
direct LC-MS analysis
o-Phenylphenol (OPP) 90-43-7 50 ppm Acetone extraction,
derivatisation followed by GC-
MS analysis

H&M Chemical Restrictions, December 2007 9(15)


RESTRICTED SUBSTANCES IN CAS NO RESTRICTED H&M APPROVED
PRODUCTS LIMIT TEST METHOD
Pesticides 4
in textile and leather
Aldrine 309-00-2 The sum of all U.S. EPA Method
Captafol 2425-06-1 listed pesticides 8081a, 8151a, 8141a
Chlordane 57-74-9 must be less & 8270c
Chlordecone (Kepone) 143-50-0 than 1 ppm or
Chlordimerform 6164-98-3 Analysis of
Chlorobenzilate 510-15-6 organochloro-
DDD 72-54-8 pesticides by GC-MS
DDE 72-55-9 or LC-MS
DDT 50-29-3
Bibromochloroproprane (DBCP) 1996-12-08
Dieldrine 60-57-1
Dinoseb 88-85-7
DTTB - (Timiperone) 57648-21-2
Endrine 72-20-8
Ethylene dibromide 106-93-4
Heptachlor 76-44-8
Heptachloroepoxide 1024-57-3
Hexachlorobenzene 118-74-1
-Hexachlorcyclohexane 319-84-6
-Hexachlorcyclohexane 319-85-7
-Hexachlorcyclohexane 319-86-8
Lindane (-Hexachlorcyclohexane) 58-89-9
Isodrin 465-73-6
Kelevane 4234-79-1
Metamidophos 10265-92-6
Methoxychlor 72-43-5
Mirex 2385-85-5
Monocrotophos 6923-22-4
Monomethyldibromodiphenylmethane 99688-47-8
Monomethyldichlorodiphenylmethane
Monomethyltetrachlorodiphenylmethane 76253-60-6
Parathion 56-38-2
Parathion-methyl 298-00-0
Perthane (Ethylane) 72-56-0
Phosphamidone 13171-21-6
Quintozene 82-68-8
Strobane 8001-50-1
Telodrin (Isobenzan) 297-78-9
Toxaphene (Camphechlorine) 8001-35-2
Halogenated biphenyls with the formula
C12HnX10-n X=halogen, n=1,2,...9
Halogenated terphenyls with the formula
C18HnX14-n X=halogen, n=1,2,...13
Halogenated naphthalenes with the
formula C10HnX8-n X=halogen, n=1,2,...7
2-(2,4,5-Trichlorophenoxy) propionic acid
and its salts and
2-(2,4,5-Trichlorophenoxy) propionyl
compounds (2,4 D)
2,4,5-Trichlorophenoxyacetic acid and its
salts and 2,4,5-Trichlorophenoxyacetyl
compounds (2,4,5 T)

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Findings of other pesticides in H&M products will be investigated by H&M.

H&M Chemical Restrictions, December 2007 10(15)


RESTRICTED SUBSTANCES CAS NO RESTRICTED H&M APPROVED TEST
IN PRODUCTS LIMIT METHOD
Alkylphenol Ethoxylates/Alkylphenols (APEO/AP)
in textile, leather, non-woven and plastics
Nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs) 9016-45-9 100 ppm Textiles/leather: Methanol/ACN
Octylphenol ethoxylates (OPEs) 9063-89-2 100 ppm extraction followed by LC-MS
Plastics/prints: THF/ACN
extraction followed by LC-MS
Nonylphenol (NP) 25154-52-3 Not detected Textiles/leather: Methanol/ACN
Octylphenol (OP) 27193-28-8 Not detected extraction followed by GC-MS
Plastics/prints: THF/ACN
extraction followed by GC-MS
Cationic Surfactants
in textile, leather and non-woven
Distearyldimethyl 107-64-2 Not detected Methanol extraction and
ammoniumchloride (DSDMAC) analysis by LC-MS
Ditallow dimethyl ammonium 68783-78-8 Not detected
chloride (DTDMAC)
Dihydrogenated Tallow 61789-80-8 Not detected
Dimethylammonium Chloride
(DHTDMAC)
Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane
in textile 556-67-2 1000 ppm Contact H&M

Dimethylformamide (DMF)
in plastics 68-12-2 1000 ppm Ultrasound extraction using
ethylacetate followed by
GC/MS analysis
Isocyanates
in plastics and non-woven
Hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI) 822-06-0 Not detected DIN 55956
Isophorone diisocyanate (IPDI) 4098-71-9 Not detected
2,4-Toluene diisocyanate (TDI) 584-84-9, Not detected
91-08-7,
26471-62-5
Diphenylmethane diisocyanate 101-68-8 Not detected
(MDI)
Tetramethylxylene diisocyanates 2778-42-9 Not detected
(TMXD)
Perfluorinated Alkylated Substances (PFAS)
in textile and other coated materials
Perfluoro-octane sulphonate (PFOS) 2795-39-3 1 g/m2 Methanol extraction and
and PFOS related substances analysis by LC-MS
Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) 335-67-1 1 g/m2

Polychlorinated Biphenyles 1336-36-3 The sum of PCBs Solvent extraction and analysis
(PCBs) and PCTs must by GC-MS
in textile, leather and plastic be less than
0.5 ppm
Polychlorinated 61788-33-8
Triphenyles (PCTs)
in textile, leather and plastic

H&M Chemical Restrictions, December 2007 11(15)


RESTRICTED SUBSTANCES CAS NO RESTRICTED H&M APPROVED TEST
IN PRODUCTS LIMIT METHOD
Chlorinated Bleaching Agents
in textiles and paper: Usage ban Not applicable
Finishing treatments with chlorinated bleaching
agents can be used as long as the wastewater is
properly treated and no chlorinated bleaching
agents can be detected in the finished garment.

Chlorinated Aromatic Hydrocarbons


in textile and leather
Chlorobenzenes 2 ppm for each Solvent extraction followed by
Chloronaphtalenes compound found GC-MS analysis
Chlorotoluenes
Chloroxylenes
Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH)
in rubber and plastic
Benzo(a)pyrene 50-32-8 1 ppm Solvent extraction followed by
Benzo(e)pyrene 192-97-2 The sum of PAHs GC-MS analysis
Benzo(a)anthracene 56-55-3 must be less
Chrysene 218-01-9 than 10 ppm
Benzo(b)fluoranthene 205-99-2
Benzo(j)fluoranthene 205-82-3
Benzo(k)fluoranthene 207-08-9
Dibenzo(a,h)anthracene 53-70-3
Mineral Oils Mineral oils with Not applicable
in accessories, toys or details on garment viscosity below Check physical data info on
7 cSt (40) are MSDS
not allowed

H&M Chemical Restrictions, December 2007 12(15)


RESTRICTED SUBSTANCES CAS NO RESTRICTED H&M APPROVED TEST
IN PRODUCTION LIMIT METHOD
Organic Solvents 5
in spot removers, paints, lacquers, glues etc.
Benzene (Benzol) 71-43-2 Usage ban Extraction with ethylacetate
Dimethylacetamide (DMAC) 127-19-5 followed by GC-MS screening
1,4-Butanediol 110-63-4 and/or headspace-GC/MS
Dimethylformamide (DMF) 68-12-2 analysis
Ehylene glycol monoethyl ether 110-80-5
Methylene chloride 75-09-2
n-Hexane 110-54-3
4,4methylenebis(2-chloroaniline) 101-14-4
(MOCA)
Phenol 108-95-2
Tetrachloroethylene (PERC) 127-18-4
Tetrachloromethane 56-23-5
Trichloroethylene 79-01-6
Glues, Spot removers, Paints, Lacquers etc.
Solvent based systems shall be exchanged to water based systems to as big extent as possible
Sand Blasting
e.g. in denim production
The abrasive material must contain less than 1% crystalline silica, i.e. quartz, trydimite and
christobalite.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT H&M APPROVED TEST


REQUIREMENTS METHOD
pH 4.0 pH 7.5 ISO 3071-1980
in textile or
EN 1413:1998
Discolouration No change in colour caused by Solvent extraction followed by
All materials chemicals e.g.: GC-MS analysis

Butylated hydroxytoluene
(BHT), CAS no. 128-37-0
Butylated hydroxyanisole
(BHA), CAS no. 25013-16-5
Fumigation No fumigation of raw materials Not applicable
All materials or of containers, to prevent
mould or to exterminate
insects, is allowed.
Genetically Modified Fibres Supplier must inform H&M Not applicable
(GMO) before use of GMO:s

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Substances classified as carcinogenic (carc. cat 1 and 2), mutagenic (muta. cat. 1 and 2) or as reproductive toxins (repr.
cat. 1 and 2) as laid down in EU Directive 67/548/EEC and its subsequent amendments must not be part of the solvent.

H&M Chemical Restrictions, December 2007 13(15)


ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT H&M APPROVED TEST
REQUIREMENTS METHOD
Feather and Down
Products filled with down and/or feathers:
Oxygen index number* 20* EN 1162

Mesophil aerobic bacteria count <1 000 000 CFU/g EN 1884


Faecal streptococci count <100 CFU/g
Sulphite reducing clostridium count <100 CFU/g
Presence of salmonella absent in 20 g
*If the oxygen index number is below or equal to 20, no further analysis of the microbiological state is necessary.

Mould Not detected Staining with lactophenol blue


All materials for 24 hours followed by
microscope analysis
Smell No bad smell is allowed, e.g. SNV 195 651
All materials from hydrocarbons (white confirmation testing by GC-MS
spirit, kerosene, petrol, MTO screening analysis
etc.), polycyclic aromatic
hydrocarbons (PAH, tar oil),
mould or perfume

ADDITIONAL STANDARDS REQUIREMENT H&M APPROVED TEST


AND LEGISLATIONS METHOD
Toys Toys (incl. disguise costumes) EN 7110:2005
Products that can be regarded as must, in addition to H&M
toys and fall under the definition in Chemical Restrictions, fulfil the
EN 71. requirements in standard
EN 71.
Electrical Products Electrical and electronic RoHS (Europe & China)
Products run by an electrical current equipment and their See also Implementation
(e.g. by batteries) components need to comply to Toolkit for H&M Chemical
RoHS concerning Pb, Cd, Hg, Restrictions.
Cr6+, PBBs, PBDEs
Food Contact Products Containers designed to have contact with food must follow
national standards and requirements in the countries where they
will be marketed. Consult H&M for detailed information.
REACH Any supplier of products to H&M who learns that a SVHC, which
All products is not covered by other restrictions in this document, is present
in their products over 0.1% is obliged to report that to H&M and
set up a substitution plan immediately. H&M do not wish to
purchase products containing SVHCs. For more information on
SVHCs and REACH, see Implementation Toolkit for H&M
Chemical Restrictions.

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H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB and H & M ROWELLS AB
Chemical Restrictions Compliance Commitment

We hereby confirm that we have taken part of and fully understood H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB and
H & M Rowells AB Chemical Restrictions dated December 2007.

We commit to comply with H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB and H & M Rowells AB Chemical Restrictions
and to take the responsibility for informing all our suppliers and subcontractors about the content of
these restrictions and to make sure that they also comply. We acknowledge that
H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB and H & M Rowells AB:

reserve the right to check any product, any part of production and/or retail packaging, by any
listed method, at any time or stage of production; and

have the right to cancel the ordered product or, if already delivered, return the goods if the
product, production and/or the retail packaging do not correspond to these restrictions; and

hold the manufacturer/exporter responsible for any damages caused by the ordered product if
the product, production and/or the retail packaging do not correspond to these restrictions;
and

have the right to receive the complete information and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
about all products (dyes, solvents, chemicals etc.) included in the production of a specific
order.

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Please sign this page and return only this page to:
H&Ms local office;
or
H & M Hennes & Mauritz GBC AB
Saln Quality Department
SE-106 38 Stockholm
Sweden
Att: Chemical responsible

H&M Chemical Restrictions, December 2007