ECHA adds 54 more substances to SVHC candidate list.

19 December 2012, ECHA has added another 54 substances to the SVHC Candidate List, a list that now contains a total of 138 substances.

The full list of 54 newly added substances can be found here.

SVHC are defined in Article 57 of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 ("the REACH Regulation") and include substances which are:

  • carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic to reproduction (CMRs);
  • persistent, bio-accumulative and toxic (PBTs) or very persistent and bio-accumulative (vPvBs);
  • Identified, on a case-by-case basis, from scientific evidence as causing probable serious effects to human health or the environment of an equivalent level of concern as those above (e.g. endocrine disrupters)

The complete list of 138 substances can be found below:

CIRS's Comments

Inclusion on this list imposes new information requirements on manufacturers and importers of listed substances and on suppliers of preparations and articles containing the substances.

Companies will have to notify ECHA of the presence of such a substance in their articles not later than 6 months after the inclusion of such a substance in the Candidate List.

For example, for those substances included in the Candidate List by 19 December 2012, the relevant notifications have to be submitted not later than 19 June 2013.

If you are an importer or manufacture requiring more information on your obligation under EU REACH, SVHC information requirements for your preparations or articles or SVHC notification, CIRS have a number of solutions to assist you, including our bespoke Hazardous substances free information system and SVHC screening or restricted substances testing.

If you are interested in our solutions, please contact:

  • Chemical Inspection & Regulation Service Ltd(CIRS Ireland)
    Unit 1 Ardee Business Park, Hale Street, Ardee, Co. Louth, Ireland
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  • Hangzhou CIRS Co. Ltd(CIRS China)
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