ECHA Updates SVHC Candidate List to 211 Substances

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has added two additional substances to the Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC), which brings the current total to 211 SVHCs as of January 19, 2021. Both substances are considered toxic for reproduction and may be found in products such as plastics, rubbers, and inks.

  • Bis(2-(2-methoxyethoxy)ethyl)ether (CAS # 143-24-8) – Used as a solvent and extraction agent.
  • Dioctyltin dilaurate, stannane, dioctyl-, bis(coco acyloxy) derivs., and any other stannane, dioctyl-, bis(fatty acyloxy) derivs. wherein C12 is the predominant carbon number of the fatty acyloxy moiety – Used as an additive in the production of plastics and rubber tires.

Suppliers of an article containing an SVHC above the concentration of 0.1% weight by weight have the legal obligation to provide, at minimum, the name of the SVHC(s) present to ensure safe usage of the article by customers and consumers.

Under the Waste Framework Directive, ECHA now additionally requires suppliers of articles within or into the European Union containing an SVHC above the 0.1% w/w threshold to provide safe use information regarding that substance through the SCIP database.

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The official ECHA press release can be read here for additional information.

ECHA Announces Four Additions to the SVHC Candidate List

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has added an additional four substances to the Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC), bringing the total number of SVHCs to 205 as of January 16th, 2020.  The four new additions are based on their hazardous characteristics.

  • Diisohexyl phthalate (CAS # 71850-09-4) – Toxic for reproduction (Article 57 (c))

 

  • 2-benzyl-2-dimethylamino-4’-morpholinobutyrophenone (CAS # 119313-12-1) – Toxic for reproduction (Article 57 (c))

 

  • 2-methyl-1-(4-methylthiophenyl)-2-morpholinopropan-1-one (CAS # 71868-10-5) – Toxic for reproduction (Article 57 (c))

 

  • Perfluorobutane sulfonic acid (PFBS) and its salts – Probable serious effects to both the environment and human health

The SVHC Candidate List is updated biannually with new substances being reviewed for addition on a continual basis. Any supplier of an article containing an SVHC above the concentration of 0.1% weight by weight has a legal obligation to, at minimum, provide the name of the SVHC(s) present to customers.

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Read ECHA’s official press release here for more information about the SVHC Candidate List.