Leather & Apparel Legal Requirements for Japan

Law for the Control Of Household Products Containing Harmful Substances
(Applies to Apparel)

The objective of this law is to implement necessary restrictions on household products containing harmful substances from the point of view of public health and sanitation thereby to contribute to safeguarding the health of the nation. Law for Control of Household Products Containing Harmful Substances requires that all household products comply with harmful substance content standards for substances likely to cause damage to the skin (including formalin and dieldrin). Apparel products may not have a content level of these substances higher than the statutory standard.

FORMALDEHYDE
The product may not contain formaldehyde in excess of the limits stipulated under Law for Control of Household Products Containing Harmful Substances.

FORMALDEHYDE

ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS, MOTHPROOF FINISH
The product may not contain the following antimicrobial agents/mothproof finish in excess of the limits stipulated under Law for Control of Household Products Containing Harmful Substances

ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS, MOTHPROOF FINISH

ORGANIC MERCURY COMPOUND
The product may not contain Organic mercury compound in excess of the limits stipulated under Law for Control of Household Products Containing Harmful Substances

ORGANIC MERCURY COMPOUND

ORGANOTIN COMPOUNDS
The product may not contain the following organotin Compounds in excess of the limits stipulated under Law for Control of Household Products Containing Harmful Substances

ORGANOTIN COMPOUNDS

FLAME RETARDANTS
The product may not contain the following flame retardants in excess of the limits stipulated under Law for Control of Household Products Containing Harmful Substances

FLAME RETARDANTS

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