Ball Group – Restricted Substance List (RSL) The chemical restrictions and RSL describes limitation and prohibition of substances in products produced for Ball Group. The listed values and additional notes are applicable to all suppliers manufacturing or providing products for Ball Group. The RSL apply to and cover all garments, accessories and other products of value. This include every type of supplement such as zippers, buttons, rivets and labels. Suppliers must be familiar and comply with all legislation, product requirements and manufacturing requirements, in all the countries where they are producing, and this include all environmental laws. It is the responsibility of the supplier to ensure that articles and goods supplied to Ball Group meet our requirements. The responsibility also covers and must be fully communicated and controlled by all subcontractors and suppliers of raw materials and other components. Regardless of the substances mentioned specifically in the following tables, suppliers must abide by below at all times: o The European Union REACH Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 Annex XVII and later amendments; o The “substances of very high concern” (SVHC) i.e. the European Union REACH Regulation (EC) no. 1907/2006 Candidate List and are requested to check the list on a regular basis as this list is currently being updated. The BALLGROUP limit for SVHCs is 1000 ppm (0.1 %) unless a lower limit is specified in the BALLGROUP Restricted Substances List”; o Country specific regulations on all Ball Group export markets. Additional Requirements and restrictions: o Odour and strong smells from garments can occur through possible unauthorized chemical content, bad practice in washing or drying process prior to shipment. Ball Group expect garments to have a “product specific smell”, and “non-product” specific odour will be treated as a quality issue, even if the garment is meeting the RSL, claims will be made to the supplier. o Gassing, fumigating or spraying cargo or containers with Ball Group products with any chemicals is banned, and levels of chemicals will be measured at the port of destination. Regardless of the source, all costs in connection with cleaning containers, damage or loss of products, claims will be made to the supplier. Testing and control: o Suppliers must assume responsibility in ensuring that the production network are informed constantly about Ball Group requirements – and that all materials coming into the factory meet the standard. Materials data sheets (MDS) should be acquired from print-houses and dye-houses to make sure that no banned or restricted chemicals are used. o Ball Group requires chemical tests on products and has a random check in-house program, where we make sure that the products comply with our requirements and abide the legislation.
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