SAFEGUARDS | Consumer ProductsNO. 015/20
On January 16, 2020, the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) added four new SVHCs to the Candidate List . The addition of the new SVHCs brings the total number of entries to 205.
The four new SVHCs are:
- 2-Benzyl-2-dimethylamino-4'-morpholinobutyrophenone and 2-methyl-1-(4-methylthiophenyl)-2-morpholino- propan-1-one – members of the alkylaminoacetophenone (AAAPs) family of chemicals
- Diisohexyl phthalate – another of the many phthalate compounds already included in the SVHC Candidate List
- Perfluorobutane sulfonic acid (PFBS) and its salts – members of the per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) group
Obligations for Article Producers and Importers
According to Article 33 of REACH, European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) article manufacturers and importers must provide information for the safe use of products by recipients upon supply, when the concentration of the SVHC in the article exceeds 0.1% (w/w). In addition, they must supply the same information to consumers within 45 days, upon request.
For articles that contain an SVHC in which the concentration is above 0.1%, and with a quantity over one tonne per year, a notification must be submitted to the ECHA by the manufacturer or the importer under Article 7 of REACH. The notification of an SVHC in an article must be made within six months of its inclusion on the List.
The notification deadline for the four new SVHCs added to the Candidate List is July 16, 2020.
The potential uses of these new SVHC candidates are summarized in Table 1.
|1||2-Benzyl-2-dimethylamino-4'-morpholinobutyrophenone||119313-12-1 / 404-360-3
||71868-10-5 / 400-600-6
||71850-09-4 / 276-090-2
|4||Perfluorobutane sulfonic acid (PFBS) and its salts||- / -||EQC
Table 1. Possible uses of the new SVHCs in the Candidate List published by ECHA on January 16, 2020
SVHCs may be introduced into various consumer products due to the complexities of both the supply chain and production process. Identifying high risk products or materials, or having a test strategy, can also be a smart way to ensure compliance and save costs. If you would like to learn more about how SGS can support your REACH compliance activities please contact us at email@example.com or visit www.sgs.com/reach
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