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DMF is already banned for use in the manufacture of goods in the EU, since biocidal products containing DMF are not authorized under the Biocides Directive (98/8/EC). To comply with EU requirement and minimize risk to consumer health, no consumer product placed on the market or made available in the EU should contain DMF.
In December 2008, France adopted a decree which bans the importation and placing on the market of seating and footwear containing DMF for one year. The French decree also requires the recall of all products which visibly contains, or the packaging of which visibly contains DMF. In January 2009, Belgium issued a decree, which bans the placing on the market of all articles and products containing DMF. Spain is considering introducing a measure and in February 2009, recall of DMF containing product was reported.
For further details, please click "Dimethyl Fumarate (DMF) Concern for Electrical & Electronics Products" (PDF 155 KB).

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