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

Vol. 805 | December 23, 2014

On 17 December 2014, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced the addition of six new substances as Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) to the Candidate List. This brings the total number of substances on the Candidate List to 161.

The substances are below for reference:

Substance name

EC number

 CAS number

Cadmium fluoride



Cadmium sulphate


10124-36-4; 31119-53-6

2-benzotriazol-2-yl-4,6-di-tert-butylphenol (UV-320)



2-(2H-benzotriazol-2-yl)-4,6-ditertpentylphenol (UV-328)



2-ethylhexyl 10-ethyl-4,4-dioctyl-7-oxo-8-oxa-3,5-dithia-4-stannatetradecanoate (DOTE)



Reaction mass of 2-ethylhexyl 10-ethyl-4,4-dioctyl-7-oxo-8-oxa-3,5-dithia-4-stannatetradecanoate and 2-ethylhexyl 10-ethyl-4-[[2-[(2-ethylhexyl)oxy]-2-oxoethyl]thio]-4-octyl-7-oxo-8-oxa-3,5-dithia-4-stannatetradecanoate (reaction mass of DOTE and MOTE)



Producers and importers of articles containing any of the six substances included in the Candidate List on 17 December 2014 have six months from that date to notify ECHA if both of the following conditions apply:

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

On the same date, the status of Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (EC No: 204-211-0; CAS No: 117-81-7) was amended, due to its additional endocrine disrupting properties causing probable serious effects to the environment. As DEHP was first included in the Authorisation List (Annex XIV) in 2008, companies that were initially exempt from the authorisation requirement may, in the future, be subject to authorisation.

Substance name

EC number

CAS number

Application in Consumer Products

Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP)



Used to soften polymers which may be used in coated textiles, footwear, synthetic leathers, polymeric prints, adhesives, toys, packaging, food contact materials.


For inquiries, contact:


Mr. Rob Burton 
Tel: 852 2173 8655 


Mr. Mike Redshaw
Tel: +44 (0)1942 265700


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