Plasticizers in plastic sports equipment
The purpose of this requirement is to limit some of the hazardous plasticizers that may be present in plastics, and which are not included in the candidate list.
- Technical specification
- Sports equipment - balls and yoga mats/exercise mats
Constituent plastic parts in sports equipment shall not contain the plasticizers listed in the table below in concentrations above 0.1 percent by weight (1000 mg/kg) per substance and individual plastic part1.
Table of limited plasticizers and their cas-no
|Diisononylftalat (DINP)||28553-12-0 and 68515-48-0|
|Diisodecylftalat (DIDP)||26761-40-0 and 68515-49-1|
1The weight percentage refers to each individual part of a composite article and thus does not refer to 0.1 percent of a composite product, but to 0.1 percent of each constituent part.
The supplier shall, upon request, be able to present any of for example the following:
- Technical documentation, for example an analysis report from an accredited laboratory that contains information verifying that the requirement is met.
- The supplier’s self-declaration based on technical documentation verifying that the requirement is met. The technical documentation shall be available if the contracting organization so requests.
- The supplier’s self-declaration including technical documentation of compliance verified by an accredited verification body, accredited for the task in accordance with ISO/IEC 17029 or equivalent standard.
If the requirement has been verified with analysis reports, perform spot-checks on the analysis reports and check that the values are below the requirement limit value for each substance. Also check that the analyses were performed by an accredited laboratory.
Self-declaration based on technical documentation
If the requirement has been verified with a self-declaration based on technical documentation, follow up the requirement by requesting technical documentation for spot checks and check that the documentation verifies that the values are below the requirement limit values for each substance.
Self-declaration verified by an accredited verification body
If a verified self-declaration is used to prove that the requirement is fulfilled, request the supplier’s self-declaration, including documentation showing that the requirement is met. The self-declaration shall be verified by a verification body accredited for the task in accordance with ISO / IEC 17029 or equivalent standard.
Information about the criterion
Please note that many plasticizers are listed on the candidate list. To also avoid these plasticizers in toys, Requirement ID 11522 "Substances of Very High Concern (Candidate List) in sports equipment" is used together with this criterion.
There are currently a limited number of accredited verification bodies for ISO/IEC 17029 (Conformity assessment - General principles and requirements for validation and verification bodies) as it is a relatively new standard. This may change, especially if the demand for verifying compliance in this way increases. More information about the standard and accredited verification bodies can be found on Swedac's website.
The version date indicates when the sustainability criterion was created or last updated. Last reviewed dated tells when we last checked that the sustainability criterion still is relevant.
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