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The Environmental Protection (Controls on Injurious Substances) (No. 2) Regulations 1993

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Restrictions on use of cadmium as a stabiliser and marketing of products stabilised with cadmium

4.—(1) No person shall on or after 30th June 1994 use cadmium to stabilise the following finished products manufactured from polymers or copolymers of vinyl chloride—

(a)packaging materials (bags, containers, bottles, lids) CN code numbers 3923 29 10, 3920 41 and 3920 42,

(b)office or school supplies CN code number 3926 10,

(c)fittings for furniture, coachwork or the like CN code number 3926 30,

(d)articles of apparel and clothing accessories (including gloves) CN code number 3926 20,

(e)floor and wall coverings CN code number 3918 10,

(f)impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics CN code number 5903 10,

(g)imitation leather CN code number 4202,

(h)gramophone records CN code number 8524 10,

(i)tubes and pipes and their fittings CN code number 3917 23,

(j)swing doors,

(k)vehicles for road transport (interior, exterior, underbody),

(l)coating of steel sheet used in construction or in industry,

(m)insulation for electrical wiring.

(2) No person shall on or after 30th June 1994 place on the market any of the finished products or components of products specified in paragraph (1)(a) to (m) above which have been manufactured from polymers or copolymers of vinyl chloride stabilised by substances containing cadmium if their cadmium content (expressed as Cd metal) exceeds 0.01 per cent by mass of the polymer.

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