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EU REACH: Candidate List Contains 211 SVHCS Now

JANUARY 2021 - ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS, HARDLINES, SOFTLINES, TOYS AND CHILDREN'S PRODUCTS

On 19 January 2021, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) published the 24th update of the REACH Candidate List1. Two (2) new Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) were added. Hence, the total number of SVHCs on the Candidate List increases from 209 to 2112.

Both substances which underwent public consultation during September and October of 2020 were identified as SVHCs and included into the Candidate List. Table A lists the SVHCs newly included in the 24th update of the Candidate List.

Besides the legal obligations (i.e. communication and notification) resulting from the inclusion of the SVHCs in the Candidate List, starting from 5 January 2021, companies supply articles with SVHC exceeding 0.1% by weight in the EU market have to submit information to ECHA via SCIP database3. This is a new obligation under Waste Framework Directive. 

Table A.  Newly added SVHCs in the 24th update of Candidate List 
Substance Name 

CAS Number

(EC Number) 
 Reason for inclusion  Potential Application
Bis(2-(2-methoxyethoxy)ethyl) ether 143-24-8 (205-594-7) Toxic for reproduction (Article 57c)  
  • Used in the formulation and in industrial chemical process;
  • Used in laboratories;
  • Not recommended for use in consumer products.
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  

-

(-)
Toxic for reproduction (Article 57c)
  • Dioctyltin dilaurate is used as stabilizers and catalysts in the manufacture of plastic products, apparel, fabrics, textiles and leather.

 

[1]  ECHA Press release – Candidate List updated with two chemicals that are toxic for reproduction

[2]  The official Candidate List

[3]  SCIP database

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