EU – SVHC Candidate List Updated to Contain 209 Entries
On June 25, 2020, the ECHA added four new SVHCs to the Candidate List. The addition of these new SVHCs brings the total number of entries to 209.
SAFEGUARDS | Consumer ProductsNO. 097/20
On June 25, 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 209.
The four new SVHCs are:
- Dibutylbis(pentane-2,4-dionato-O,O')tin – an organotin compound has similar properties and/or uses to SVHC candidate dibutyltin dichloride
- Butyl 4-hydroxybenzoate (Butylparaben)
Obligations for article producers and importers
According to Article 33 of REACH, European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) manufacturers and importers of articles are required to provide information to allow the safe use of products by the recipients upon supply, and to consumers within 45 days upon request, when the concentration of the SVHC in the article exceeds 0.1% (w/w). For articles that contain an SVHC in which the concentration is above 0.1%, with the quantity over one metric tonne per year, a notification shall be submitted to ECHA by the manufacturers or the importers under Article 7 of REACH. The notification of SVHCs in an article must be made within six months of their inclusion on the List. The notification deadline for the four new SVHCs added to the Candidate List is January 25, 2021.
The potential uses of these new SVHC candidates are summarized in Table 1.
Table 1. Possible uses of the new SVHCs in the Candidate List published by ECHA on June 25, 2020
|No.||Substance||CAS No./ EC No/||Classification||Potential Uses|
|1||1-vinylimidazole||1072-63-5 / 276-090-2||Repr. 1B||
|2||2-methylimidazole||693-98-1 / 211-765-7||Repr. 1B||
|3||Dibutylbis(pentane-2,4-dionato-O,O')tin||22673-19-4 / 245-152-0||Repr. 1B||
|4||Butyl 4-hydroxybenzoate (Butylparaben)||94-26-8 / 202-318-7||ED (Human health)||
ED: Endocrine disrupting
Repr. 1B: Toxic for reproduction category 1B
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