ECHA adds 7 new substances to SVHC candidate list.

17 Dec 2013, ECHA has added another 7 new substances to the SVHC Candidate List, a list that now contains a total of 151 substances. The 7 substances are Cadmium sulphide, C.I. Direct Red 28, C.I. Direct Black 38, Dihexyl phthalate, Imidazolidine-2-thione (2-imidazoline-2-thiol), Lead di(acetate), and Trixylyl phosphate

The full list of 7 newly added substances and their CAS no. can be found below:

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 official full SVHC candidate list can be found here:

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.

Producers and importers of articles containing any of the six substances included in the Candidate List on 20 June 2013 have six months from this date to notify ECHA if both of the following conditions apply:

  • the substance is present in those articles in quantities totalling 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.

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)
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