The GNA® Restricted Substance List
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RESTRICTED SUBSTANCE OR GROUP NAME (CAS#) REASON FOR RESTRICTION GNA LIMIT TEST METHOD
AND COMMENTS
MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE CONCENTRATION IN COMPONENT
ALKYLPHENOLS (APs)

Nonylphenols (25154-52-3)
Octylphenols (27193-28-8)
LEGISLATED Sum of NP and OP 20mg/kg Solvent extraction, Quantification by GC-MS or LC-DAD-MS
ALKYLPHENOL Ethoxylates (APEOs)

Nonylphenol ethoxylate (9016-45-9)
Octylphenol ethoxylate (9002-93-1)
LEGISLATED Sum of NPEO and OPEO 20mg/kg Solvent extraction, Quantification by GC-MS or LC-DAD-MS
POLYCHLORINATED PHENOLS (PCPs)

Pentachlorophenol (87-86-5)
Tetrachlorophenol (various)
Orthophenylphenol (90-43-7)
LEGISLATED 0.05mg/kg $64 LFGB BLV 82.02-8 (modified)

Dyes, Azodyes

4- Aminodiphenyl (92-67-1)
Benzidine (92-87-5)
4-Chloro-o-Toluidine (95-69-2)
2- Napthylamine (91-59-8)
o-Aminoazotoluene (97-56-3)
2-Amino-4-nitrotoluene (99-55-8)
2,4 Diaminoanisole (615-05-4)
4,4 Diaminodiphenylmethane (101-77-9)
3,3-Dichlorobenzidine (91-94-1)
3,3-Dimethoxybenzidine (119-90-4)
3,3-Dimethylbenzidine (119-93-7)
3,3-Dimethyl-4,4’-diaminodiphenylmethane (838-88-0)
p-Chloroaniline (106-47-8)
p-Cresidine (120-71-8)
4,4-Methylene-bis-(2-chloroaniline) (101-14-4)
4,4-Oxydianiline (101-80-4)
4,4-Thiodianiline (139-65-1)
2,4-Toluenediamine (95-80-7)
o-Toluidine (95-53-4)
2,4,5-Trimethylaniline (137-17-7)
o-Anisidine (90-04-0)
p-Amino-azobenzene (60-09-3)
2,4-Xylidine (95-68-1)
2,6-Xylidine (87-62-7)

LEGISLATED 5 mg/kg per listed amine in product EN14362-1: 2012
Screening tests for all GNA products
p-Toluidine (106-49-0)
m-Toluidine (108-44-1)
Information only
Formaldehyde (50-00-0) LEGISLATED 5mg/kg ISO 14184-1

Metals

Total metal content by microwave digestion and ICP or AAS analysis

For Lead, test method conforms to CPSC-CH-E1003-09.1

 

Cadmium (7440-43-9) LEGISLATED 5mg/kg
Lead (7439-92-1) LEGISLATED 50mg/kg
Mercury (7439-97-6) LEGISLATED 0.1mg/kg
Tin (7440-31-5) Screening test for organotins Organotins legislated Tin 0.1 mg/kg
If Tin > 0.1 mg/kg, organotin analysis required

Organotin Compounds

Tributyltin (TBT) (56573-85-4)
Triphenyltin (TPhT) (668-34-8)
Dioctyltin (DOT) (various)
Dibutyltin (DBT) (1002-53-5)
Screening tests for:
Monobutyl tin (MBT)
Monooctyl tin (MOT) a
Tetrabutyl tin.

LEGISLATED – Tirbutyltin (TBT) <0.5mg/kg

– Triphenyltin <0.5mg/kg

– Dibutyltin (DBT) <1mg/kg

– Dioctyltin (DOT) <1mg/kg

– Monobutyltin <1mg/kg

– all other tri- substituted organotin compounds <1mg/kg each

ISO 17353:2005
Extraction and derivatization, followed by GCMS analysis.For Lead, test method conforms to CPSC-CH-E1003-09.1

Phthalates

All esters of o-phthalic acid, including but not restricted to:
Di-isononyl phthalate (DINP) (28553-12-0)
Di(ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (117-81-7)
Di-n-octyl phthalate (DNOP) (117-84-0)
Di-iso-decyl phthalate (DIDP) (26761-40-0)
Butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP) (85-68-7)
Dibutyl phthalate (DBP) (84-74-2)
Di-isobutyl phthalate (DiBP) (84-69-5)
1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, di-C7-11-branched and linear alkyl esters (DHNUP) (68515-42-4)
1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, di-C6-8-branched alkyl esters, C7- rich (DIHP) (71888-89-6)
1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, dihexyl ester, branched and linear (68515-50-4)
Bis-(2-methoxyethyl) phthalate (DMEP) (117-82-8)
Diisopentylphthalate (DIPP) (605-50-5)
N-pentyl-isopentyl phthalate (NPIPP) (776297-69-9)
Di-n-pentylphthalate (DnPP) (131-18-0)
Di-n-hexylphthalate (DnHP) (84-75-3) Dimethylphthalate (131-11-3)
Diethylphthalate (84-66-2)

LEGISLATED 50mg/kg Determination of defined Ortophthalis esters by LC-DAD-MS,
Confirmation of failure by fragmentation HPLC-MSNote. Test method conforms to:

CPSC-CH-C1001.09.3

Polyvinylchloride (PVC) (9002-86-2) GNA Requirement Not detected Beilsteins test (for Chlorine) then Infrared analysis:Spectroscopy (IR) with or without solvent extraction. (Positive results for both test indicate PVC)

Fastness to Rubbing

Dry Crocking test Grade 4 ISO 105/X12 (Oeko-Tex®)
(Pigments only)

Fastness to Saliva and Perspiration

Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 requirement
Fast to saliva Yes
Fast to perspiration yes LMBG 82.10-1 modified
(Pigments only)
ISO 3071
(Bases only)
pH 4.0-7.5