|•Resolution: According to the applicable ranges of fabric softeners prescribed by the Safety Self-Assurance Annex, fabric softeners are products added at the last stage of washing clothes to soften fabric or prevent static electricity.
The amount of softener residue left after the laundering is too little to have any impact on human body. Given that the BIT regulations at that time were based on standards applicable to Korean cosmetics or Europe's eco-certified products, they needed change.
‣(March 13, 2012) Ombudsman made a request that KATS delete BIT in the provisions regarding standards for organic hazardous substances in fabric softener, or increase the permissible level by reviewing the possibility of using BIT as a preservative.
•Future Assistance Plan: KATS is preparing to pre-announce the revised regulations to increase the permissible level of BIT by considering opinions of experts, consumers, etc, and policy directions of harmful substance safety management for domestically-produced industrial products.