EU REACH – ECHA Announces Addition of 1 SVHC to Candidate List

Vol. 1308 | June 14, 2022

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced the addition of 1 new Substance of Very High Concern (SVHCs) to the Candidate List.

The substance is detailed below for reference:


Substance name

EC number

CAS number

Reason for inclusion

Examples of use(s)


N -(hydroxymethyl)acrylamide



Carcinogenic; Mutagenic

As a monomer for polymerization, as a fluoroalkyl acrylate copolymer, and in paints and coatings.

A link to the notification by ECHA is contained below:

Producers and importers of articles, containing the substance included in the Candidate List have six months 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 that 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 224. A link to the full candidate list of SVHCs is below:

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

If you have any questions, please contact Mike Redshaw (



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