EU REACH – ECHA Announces Addition of 8 SVHCs to Candidate List

Vol. 1258 | July 15, 2021

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced the addition of 8 new Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) to the Candidate List.

The substances are detailed below for reference.

#

Substance name

EC number

CAS number

Reason for inclusion

Examples of use(s)

1

2-(4-tert-butylbenzyl)propionaldehyde and its individual stereoisomers
 

-

-

Toxic for reproduction
(Article 57 c) 

Cleaning agents, cosmetics, in scented articles, polishes and wax blends.

2

Orthoboric acid, sodium salt 

237-560-2

13840-56-7

Toxic for reproduction
(Article 57 c) 

Not registered under REACH.
May be used as solvent and corrosion inhibitor.

3

2,2-bis(bromomethyl)propane1,3-diol (BMP);

2,2-dimethylpropan-1-ol, tribromo derivative/3-bromo-2,2-bis(bromomethyl)-1-propanol (TBNPA);

2,3-dibromo-1-propanol (2,3-DBPA)

221-967-7,

253-057-0,

202-480-9

3296-90-0,

36483-57-5,

1522-92-5, 

96-13-9

Carcinogenic
(Article 57 a)

BMP: manufacture of polymer resins and in one component foam (OCPF) application.

TBNPA: polymer production manufacture of plastics products, including
compounding and conversion and as an intermediate.

DBPA: registered as an intermediate.

4

Glutaral

203-856-5

111-30-8

Respiratory sensitising properties (Article 57f - human health)

Biocides, leather tanning, x-ray film processing, cosmetics.

5

Medium-chain chlorinated paraffins (MCCP) 
(UVCB substances consisting of more than or equal to 80% linear chloroalkanes with carbon chain lengths within the range from C14 to C17)

-

-

PBT (Article 57d)

vPvB (Article 57e)

Flame retardants, plasticising additives in plastics, sealants, rubber and textiles.

6

Phenol, alkylation products (mainly in para position) with C12-rich branched alkyl chains from oligomerisation, covering any individual isomers and/ or combinations thereof (PDDP)

-

-

Toxic for reproduction (Article 57c)
Endocrine disrupting properties (Article 57f - human health and environment)

Preparation of lubricant additive materials and of fuel system cleaners.

7

1,4-dioxane

204-661-8

123-91-1

Carcinogenic
(Article 57a)
Equivalent level of concern having probable serious effects to the environment (Article 57f -environment) 
Equivalent level of concern having probable serious effects to human health (Article 57f –human health)

Solvent

8

4,4'-(1-methylpropylidene)bisphenol

201-025-1

77-40-7

Endocrine disrupting properties (Article 57f - human health and environment)

Not registered under REACH. 
May be used in manufacture of phenolic and polycarbonate resin.

A link to the notification by ECHA is contained in below:
https://echa.europa.eu/-/candidate-list-updated-with-eight-hazardous-chemicals

Producers and importers of articles, containing the substance included in the Candidate List have six months from the date of publication 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, and
  • the substance is present in those articles above a concentration of 0.1% weight by weight.

The suppliers of articles which contain these substances on in a concentration above 0.1% (w/w) must also 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 219. A link to the full candidate list of SVHCs is below:
http://echa.europa.eu/web/guest/candidate-list-table

In addition, article suppliers must notify substances of very high concern in their articles to ECHA’s SCIP database under the Waste Framework Directive.

For additional information please contact:

Mike Redshaw
Global Softlines
Office Phone: +44 (0)1942 265700

 

 

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