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EU REACH: Public Consultation for the 24th update of Candidate List

SEPTEMBER 2020 - CHILDREN'S PRODUCTS, ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS, HARDLINES, SOFTLINES, TOY PRODUCTS

On 1 September 2020, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) launched public consultation for the 24th update of the REACH Candidate List1. The public consultation will end on 16 October 2020. 

Two (2) substances were proposed. If the two proposed substances are identified as substances of very high concern (SVHCs), the total number of SVHCs listed on the Candidate List will increase from 209 to 211 in December 2020 or January 2021.

Table A gives the substance names, identification numbers (CAS and EC), the reason(s) for proposing and their potential application(s).

Table A. List of proposed SVHCs to be included in the Candidate List under this public consultation

Substance Name  CAS Number
(EC Number)
Reason(s) for proposing Potential Application 
Bis(2-(2-methoxyethoxy)ethyl) ether 143-24-8 (205-594-7)  Toxic for reproduction (Article 57c)  
  • Used in 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  

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(-)
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]  The public consultation webpage (with Annex XV dossiers that include possible end uses of the proposed SVHCs)

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