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EU: REACH public consultation for the 31st update of candidate list starts

MARCH 2024 - ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS, HARDLINE, SOFTLINE, TOYS AND CHILDREN'S PRODUCTS

On 1 March 2024, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) launched a public consultation for the 31st update of the REACH Candidate List1. The public consultation will end on 15 April 2024. 

Two (2) substances are proposed as substances of very high concern (SVHC). If Member State Committee unanimously reached an agreement, the total number of SVHCs listed on the Candidate List will increase from 240 to 242 in June or July 2024.

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

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

Substance Name

CAS Number (EC Number) Reason for proposing Potential Application

Bis(α,α-dimethylbenzyl) peroxide

80-43-3 (201-279-3)  Toxic for reproduction (Article 57c)
  • Can be found in products with material based on wood (e.g. floors, furniture, toys), stone, plaster, cement, glass or ceramic (e.g. dishes, pots/pans, food storage containers, construction and isolation material) and plastic (e.g. food packaging and storage, toys, mobile phones).
Triphenyl phosphate (TPhP) 115-86-6 (204-112-2) Endocrine disrupting properties (Article 57(f) – environment)
  • Used in production of plastic and rubber articles;
  • Used in adhesives and sealants;
  • Used in cosmetic products;
  • Used as laboratory chemical.

 

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