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Substance Regulatory Obligations

OBL

Salicylic acid

EC number: 200-712-3

CAS number: 69-72-7

Last updated: 28/08/2021
ECHA Legislation Regulatory Obligations

Regulatory obligations may exist for this substance under the legislations under ECHA’s remit or for which ECHA has delegated tasks (i.e. REACH, CLP, BPR, PIC, CAD / CMD, WFD, and POPs). Please check the substance Infocard.

Active Implantable Medical Devices Directive-repealed

Active Implantable Medical Devices Directive - Hazardous Substances

This list contains hazardous substances for purposes of Directive 90/385/EEC on active implantable medical devices, particularly as regards Article 3 and Annex I (Essential Requirements). This non-exhaustive database is derived from: Table 3 of Annex VI to CLP, REACH Candidate List of SVHCs, and Directive 2000/54/EC's Annex III (Biological Agents list). Please note that Regulation (EU) 2017/745 on medical devices has repealed Directive 90/385/EEC and begun to apply from 26 May 2021. Nevertheless, Article 120 of the Regulation provides for a transitional period allowing medical devices, under specified conditions (e.g., placed on the market prior to 26 May 2021), to continue to comply with the Directive. In accordance with the fourth paragraph of Article 120, this period ends 26 May 2025.

Name CAS EU CLP (1272/2008) EU_BA Directive 2000/54/EC EU REACH: List of SVHC
salicylic acid
69-72-7
Repr. 2; Acute Tox. 4; Eye Dam. 1
CAD - Chemical Agents Directive

CAD - Chemical Agents Directive, Article 2(b)(i) - Hazardous Agents

This list contains a non-exhaustive inventory based on the list of substances with harmonised classification and labelling (i.e., Table 3 of Annex VI to the CLP Regulation 1272/2008/EC). While the harmonised list covers many hazardous substances, others not listed may also meet the classification criteria in accordance with the CLP Regulation.

Name CAS
salicylic acid
69-72-7
Construction Products Regulation

Construction Product Regulation - Annex I (3) - Hazardous Substances

This list contains a non-exhaustive inventory of substances taken from: (1) Table 3 of Annex VI to CLP; (2) the Candidate List of SVHCs; (3) Annex XIV of REACH (Authorisation List); (4) Annex XVII of REACH (Restrictions List); (5) F-gases subject to emission limits/reporting per Regulation 517/2014/EU; and (6) volatile organic compounds (VOCs) listed in the Ambient Air Directive 2008/50/EC. The basis of the list is Annex I(3) of the Construction Products Regulation 305/2011/EC, which stipulates that construction works must not have a high impact on human health or the environment as a result of: giving off toxic gas; emissions of dangerous substances, volatile organic compounds (VOC), greenhouse gases or dangerous particles into indoor or outdoor air; release of dangerous substances into drinking water, ground water, marine waters, surface waters or soil.

Name CAS EU CLP (1272/2008) EU REACH: Annex XIV EU REACH: List of SVHC EU REACH: Annex XVII EU FGG (517/2014) EU VOC (2008/50)
salicylic acid
69-72-7
yes

Construction Product Regulation - Article 6(5) - SDS and Declaration

This list contains a non-exhaustive inventory of substances originating from: (1) Table 3 of Annex VI to CLP (i.e., the list of harmonised substances); (2) the Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs); and REACH Annex XIV (Authorisation List). This list is compiled on the basis of Article 6(5) of Regulation 305/2011/EC on Marketing of Construction Products. This provision requires SDSs and information on hazardous substances (i.e., SVHCs) contained in construction products be provided with the declaration of performance.

Name CAS EU REACH: Annex XIV EU REACH: List of SVHC
salicylic acid
69-72-7
Cosmetic Products Regulation

Cosmetic Products Regulation, Annex III - Restricted Substances

This list contains substances whose use in cosmetic products in the European Union is banned, except under certain conditions as indicated in Annex III. The list specifies the field of application or use, maximum allowable concentration limits in finished products, and any additional limitations.

Ref No. Substance Identification Restrictions Warning Label Notes  
Name EC Number CAS Product type, body parts Function(s) Maximum Threshold Minimum Threshold Restriction(s) Qualifier(s) Expressed As
98
Benzoic acid, 2-hydroxy-
200-712-3
69-72-7
Rinse-off hair products
3 %
Not to be used in preparations for children under 3 years of age
Not to be used in applications that may lead to exposure of the end-user's lungs by inhalation
Not to be used in oral products
For purposes other than inhibiting the development of micro-organisms in the product. This purpose has to be apparent from the presentation of the product
These levels are inclusive of any use of salicylic acid
Not to be used for children under 3 years of age
For use as a preservative, see Annex V, No 3.
Solely for products which might be used for children under 3 years of age
Details
98
Benzoic acid, 2-hydroxy-
200-712-3
69-72-7
Cosmetic products other than rinse-off hair products, except body lotion, eye shadow, mascara, eyeliner, lipstick and roll-on deodorant
2 %
Not to be used in preparations for children under 3 years of age
Not to be used in applications that may lead to exposure of the end-user's lungs by inhalation
Not to be used in oral products
For purposes other than inhibiting the development of micro-organisms in the product. This purpose has to be apparent from the presentation of the product
These levels are inclusive of any use of salicylic acid
Not to be used for children under 3 years of age
For use as a preservative, see Annex V, No 3.
Solely for products which might be used for children under 3 years of age
Details
98
Benzoic acid, 2-hydroxy-
200-712-3
69-72-7
Body lotion, eye shadow, mascara, eyeliner, lipstick and roll-on deodorant
0.5 %
Not to be used in preparations for children under 3 years of age
Not to be used in applications that may lead to exposure of the end-user's lungs by inhalation
Not to be used in oral products
For purposes other than inhibiting the development of micro-organisms in the product. This purpose has to be apparent from the presentation of the product
These levels are inclusive of any use of salicylic acid
Not to be used for children under 3 years of age
For use as a preservative, see Annex V, No 3.
Solely for products which might be used for children under 3 years of age
Details

Cosmetic Products Regulation, Annex V - Allowed Preservatives

This list contains substances designated as preservatives which cosmetic products marketed in the European Union may contain. The list contains maximum concentration limits and other restrictions. It also contains special labelling requirements, which outline conditions of use and warnings.

Ref No. Substance Identification Conditions Warning Label Notes  
Name EC Number CAS Product type, body parts Function(s) Restriction(s) Maximum Threshold Qualifier(s) Expressed As
3
Salicylic acid
200-712-3
69-72-7
Cosmetic products other than products for children under 3 years of age
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Salicylic acid and its salts'
Not to be used for children under 3 years of age
Not to be used in oral products
Not to be used in applications that may lead to exposure of the end-user'slungs by inhalation
0.5 %
As acid
Not to be used for children under 3 years of age.
For use other than as a preservative, see Annex III, No. 98
Wording of conditions of use and warnings is used solely for products which might be used for children under 3 years of age
Details
End-of-Life Vehicles Directive

End-of-Life Vehicles Directive - Hazardous Substances

This list contains a non-exhaustive inventory of hazardous substances as defined by Article 2(11) of the End-of-Life Vehicles Directive 2000/53/EC. It is based on the relevant subset of substances with harmonised classification listed in Table 3 of Annex VI to the CLP Regulation 1272/2008/EC.

Name CAS EU CLP (1272/2008)
salicylic acid
69-72-7
Repr. 2; Acute Tox. 4
EU Ecolabel Regulation

Ecolabel - Restrictions for Hazardous Substances/Mixtures

This list contains a non-exhaustive inventory of substances based on the list of hazardous substances with harmonised classification and labelling (i.e. Table 3 of Annex VI to the CLP Regulation), and the Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs). Pursuant to Article 6(6) of the EU Ecolabel Regulation, the ecolabel must not be awarded to goods containing substances or mixtures classified according to the CLP as toxic; hazardous to the environment; and carcinogenic, mutagenic, or toxic for reproduction (CMRs). Nor are products allowed the ecolabel award when they contain SVHCs (per Article 57 of REACH). While the CLP's harmonised list contains many such substances, other ones not listed in Table 3 may also meet the criteria specified for classification under the CLP.

Name CAS Restriction(s) Expressed As Table 3 of Annex VI to CLP EU REACH: List of SVHC Physical form Substance Description  
salicylic acid
69-72-7
yes
Details
Food Contact Active and Intelligent Materials and Articles Regulation

Active and Intelligent Materials - CMR Substances not allowed for use

This list contains a non-exhaustive list of Carcinogens, Mutagens and Reproductive substances (CMRs) that are not allowed for use in components of active and intelligent materials and articles per Art. 5(2)(c)(i) of Regulation 450/2009/EC. The list is derived from a subset of substances on Table 3 of Annex VI to the CLP Regulation (1272/2008/EC).

Name CAS Index EC Number Substance Description Expressed As Physical form Restriction(s) Classifications
salicylic acid
69-72-7
607-732-00-5
200-712-3
Repr. 2
Food Contact Recycled Plastic Materials and Articles Regulation

FCMs Recycled Plastic & Articles Regulation - Annex I - Authorised Use

This list contains the Annex I Plastic Food Contact Materials (FCMs) authorised for use in the European Union under Regulation 10/2011/EU. Pursuant to Art. 4(b) of Directive 282/2008/EC on recycled plastic FCMs, plastic recycling processes can only be authorised if input originates from plastic materials and articles manufactured in accordance with EU legislation on plastic food contact materials and articles.

Name CAS Physical form FCM No Ref No. Additive or PPA Use as monomer/macromolecule FRF applicable SML (mg/kg) SML(T) Group Restriction No SML(T) Group FCM substances SML(T) (mg/kg) Restriction(s) Notes on verification Notes  
salicylic acid
69-72-7
121
24270, 84640
yes
yes
no
Details
General Product Safety Directive

General Product Safety Directive - Hazardous Substances

This list contains a non-exhaustive inventory of substances that fall within the European Union's hazardous substance definitions, as provided on: (1) Table 3 of Annex VI to the CLP Regulation 1272/2008/EC; (2) Annex III of Directive 2000/54/EC (Biological Agents); Candidate List of SVHCs; and REACH Annexes XIV and XVII (Authorisation and Restriction lists). They can be considered hazardous for purposes of the General Product Safety Directive 2001/95/EC.

Name CAS EU CLP (1272/2008) EU REACH: Annex XIV EU REACH: List of SVHC EU REACH: Annex XVII EU_BA Directive 2000/54/EC
salicylic acid
69-72-7
yes
In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Directive

In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Directive - Hazardous Substances

This list contains a non-exhaustive inventory of hazardous substances for purposes of essential requirements (Article 3 and Annex I) for general safety, design, manufacture and hazard communication of in vitro diagnostic medical devices. It is derived from: Table 3 of Annex VI to CLP, REACH Candidate List of SVHCs, and Directive 2000/54/EC's Annex III (Biological Agents list). Note that Regulation 2017/746/EU on in vitro diagnostic medical devices was published in the EU Official Journal on 5 May 2017. With few exceptions specified in Articles 112 and 113 of this Regulation, Directive 98/79/EC is repealed, and the rules pursuant to 2017/746/EU apply, from 26 May 2022.

Name CAS EU CLP (1272/2008) EU_BA Directive 2000/54/EC EU REACH: List of SVHC
salicylic acid
69-72-7
Repr. 2; Acute Tox. 4; Eye Dam. 1
Marine Environmental Policy Framework Directive

Marine Environmental Policy Framework Directive - Hazardous Substances

This list contains a non-exhaustive inventory of hazardous substances for purposes of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive, especially as it concerns Art. 3(8), and Annexes I and III. The listed substances meet the European Union's definitions as hazardous, as provided on: (1) Table 3 of Annex VI to the CLP Regulation (1272/2008/EC); (2) Annex III of Directive 2000/54/EC (Biological Agents); Candidate List of SVHCs; and REACH Annex XIV (Authorisation List).

Name CAS EU CLP (1272/2008) EU REACH: List of SVHC EU_BA Directive 2000/54/EC EU REACH: Annex XIV
salicylic acid
69-72-7
yes
Medical Devices Directive-repealed

Medical Devices Directive - Hazardous Substances

This list contains hazardous substances in accordance with the Medical Devices Directive's (MDD) design and construction requirements pursuant to Annex I, Part II (7) & (8) (i.e., chemical, physical and biological properties; and infection and microbial contamination). Specifically, the non-exhaustive database is derived from: Table 3 of Annex VI to CLP, REACH Candidate List of SVHCs, and Directive 2000/54/EC's Annex III (Biological Agents list). Please note that Regulation (EU) 2017/745 on medical devices has repealed Directive 93/42/EEC and begun to apply from 26 May 2021. Nevertheless, Article 120 of the Regulation provides for a transitional period allowing medical devices, under specified conditions (e.g., placed on the market prior to 26 May 2021), to continue to comply with the Directive. In accordance with the fourth paragraph of Article 120, this period ends 26 May 2025.

Name CAS EU CLP (1272/2008) EU_BA Directive 2000/54/EC EU REACH: List of SVHC
salicylic acid
69-72-7
Repr. 2; Acute Tox. 4; Eye Dam. 1
Plastic Materials and Articles Regulation

FCM and Articles Regulation, Annex I - Authorised Substances

This list contains the Union list of authorised monomers, other starting substances, macromolecules obtained from microbial fermentation, additives and polymer production aids. It is taken from Annex I of the Commission Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food.

Name CAS FCM No Ref No. Additive or PPA Use as monomer/macromolecule FRF applicable SML (mg/kg) SML(T) Group Restriction No SML(T) Group FCM substances SML(T) (mg/kg) Restriction(s) Notes on verification Notes Physical form Group name Expressed As  
salicylic acid
69-72-7
121
84640
24270
yes
yes
no
Details
Protection of Pregnant and Breastfeeding Workers Directive

Protection of Pregnant and Breastfeeding Workers Directive, Annex I+II

This list contains a non-exhaustive inventory of substances to which pregnant workers and workers who have recently given birth or are breastfeeding may not be exposed. Employers are obligated to prevent the exposure of these workers to any agents that may have adverse health effects on either mother or child. The inventory originates from Table 3 of Annex VI to the CLP.

Name CAS CLP (1272/2008) CMRs ECCAR Directive 2004/37/EC EU_BA PREGW Notes  
salicylic acid
69-72-7
Repr. 2
Details
Safety and Health of Workers at Work Directive

Safety and Health of Workers at Work Directive - Hazardous Substances

This list contains a non-exhaustive inventory of substances that fall within the scope of the European Union's definition of hazardous chemical and biological substances, as provided on: (1) Table 3 of Annex VI to the CLP Regulation 1272/2008/EC; and (2) Annex III of Directive 2000/54/EC (Biological Agents). The EU's Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Framework Directive 89/391/EEC applies to risks arising from chemical, physical and biological agents at the workplace.

Name CAS EU CLP (1272/2008) EU_BA Directive 2000/54/EC
salicylic acid
69-72-7
Repr. 2; Acute Tox. 4; Eye Dam. 1
Safety and/or Health Signs at Work Directive

Workplace Signs - minimum requirements & signs on containers and pipes

This list contains hazardous substances based on Table 3 of Annex VI to the CLP Regulation 1272/2008/EC. According to the annexes to Directive 92/58/EEC, storage areas and containers containing chemical substances or mixtures that are classified as hazardous according to the CLP Regulation must be duly marked and/or labeled. Directive 92/58/EEC requires employers to ensure proper signage is posted in areas where hazards cannot be avoided or reduced.

Name EC Number CAS Index Sustance Description Danger Symbols Restriction Physical form  
salicylic acid
200-712-3
69-72-7
607-732-00-5
Health hazard
Exclamation mark
Corrosion
Details
WFD - Waste Framework Directive

Waste Framework Directive, Annex III - Waste - Hazardous Properties

This list contains substances that have been assigned hazard property (HP) waste codes 1-15, as defined in terms of the hazard class and category, hazard (H) statement, and/or concentration limits provided in Annex III of the Waste Framework Directive 2008/98/EC. The classifications of the substances listed in the list are based on their harmonised classifications per Table 3 of Annex VI to the CLP Regulation 1272/2008/EC.

Name EC Number CAS EU CLP (1272/2008) HP Code Index
salicylic acid
200-712-3
69-72-7
Repr. 2
Acute Tox. 4
Eye Dam. 1
HP10 Toxic for reproduction: waste which has adverse effects on sexual function and fertility in adult males and females, as well as developmental toxicity in the offspring.
HP6 Acute Toxicity: waste which can cause acute toxic effects following oral or dermal administration, or inhalation exposure.
HP4 Irritant — skin irritation and eye damage: waste which on application can cause skin irritation or damage to the eye.
607-732-00-5