EU REACH – ECHA Announces Addition of 4 SVHCs to Candidate List

Vol. 947 | January 19, 2017

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced the addition of 4 new Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) to the Candidate List.

The substances are detailed below for reference

Substance name

EC number

CAS number

SVHC property

Examples of use(s)

4,4’-isopropylidenediphenol (bisphenol A; BPA)

201-245-8

80-05-7

Toxic for reproduction (Article 57c)

Manufacture of polycarbonate epoxy resins and chemicals; hardener in epoxy resins

Nonadecafluorodecanoic acid (PFDA) and its sodium and ammonium salts

206-400-3

-

221-470-5

335-76-2

3830-45-3

3108-42-7

Toxic for reproduction (Article 57c)

PBT (Article 57d)

Lubricant, wetting agent, plasticiser and corrosion inhibitor

p-(1,1-dimethylpropyl)phenol

201-280-9

80-46-6

Equivalent level of concern having probable serious effects to environment (Article 57f)

Manufacture of chemicals and plastic products

4-heptylphenol, branched and linear [substances with a linear and/or branched alkyl chain with a carbon number of 7 covalently bound predominantly in position 4 to phenol, covering also UVCB- and well-defined substances which include any of the individual isomers or a combination thereof]

-

-

Equivalent level of concern having probable serious effects to environment (Article 57f)

Manufacture of polymers; formulation into lubricants


The notification by ECHA is contained in the link below:

https://echa.europa.eu/-/four-new-substances-of-very-high-concern-added-to-the-candidate-list

Producers and importers of articles containing the substances included in the Candidate List have six months from the date of inclusion to notify ECHA if the following conditions apply:

  • the substance is present in those articles in quantities over one tonne per producer or importer per year
  • the substance is present in those articles above a concentration of 0.1% weight by weight

In addition, the suppliers of articles that contain these substances in a concentration above 0.1% (w/w) have to provide sufficient information to allow safe use of the article to their customers, or upon request, to a consumer within 45 days of the receipt of the request. This information must contain as a minimum the name of the substance.

This addition brings the total number of SVHCs on the list to 173. A link to the full candidate list of SVHCs is below:

http://echa.europa.eu/web/guest/candidate-list-table

 

For additional information please contact:

Mike Redshaw
mike.redshaw@intertek.com
+44 (0)1942 265700

 

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