EU REACH – ECHA Announces Addition of SVHCs to Candidate List

Vol. 1168 | July 01, 2020

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

The substances are detailed below for reference.

#

Substance name

EC

CAS

Reason for inclusion

Examples of use(s)

1

1-vinylimidazole

214-012-0

1072-63-5

Toxic for reproduction (Article 57 (c)) 

In formulations and as a monomer in the production of polymers

2

2-methylimidazole

211-765-7

693-98-1

Toxic for reproduction (Article 57 (c)) 

As a catalyst in the production of coating products

3

Dibutylbis(pentane-2,4-dionato-O,O')tin

245-152-0

22673-19-4

Toxic for reproduction (Article 57 (c)) 

As a catalyst and as an additive in the production of plastics

4

Butyl 4-hydroxybenzoate (Butylparaben)

202-318-7

94-26-8

Endocrine disrupting properties - human health (Article 57(f) – human health)

Cosmetics, personal care products and pharmaceuticals

A link to the notification by ECHA is contained in below:
https://echa.europa.eu/-/candidate-list-update-four-new-hazardous-chemicals-to-be-phased-out

Producers and importers of articles containing a substance included in the Candidate List have six months from addition to the candidate list 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.

In addition, the suppliers of articles which contain these substances in a concentration above 0.1% (w/w) must 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 209. 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
Office: +44 (0)1942 265700

 

 

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