The Candidate List of SVHCs Adds 5 Substances, Updated to 240
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Helsinki, 23 January 2024 - The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has officially announced the 30th batch of 5 substances of very high concern (SVHC), bringing the total number of substances on the SVHC list (also known as the Candidate List) to 240.

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ECHA has also updated the existing Candidate List entry for dibutyl phthalate to include its endocrine-disrupting properties for the environment. Dibutyl phthalate (DBP) was added in to the SVHC Candidate List in October 2008 in the first batch.

The detailed information of these substances is as follows:

Substance name

EC number

CAS number

Reason for inclusion

Examples of use(s)

2,4,6-tri-tert-butylphenol

211-989-5

732-26-3

Toxic for reproduction (Article 57c)

Persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT)

(Article 57d)

Manufacture of another substance; formulation of mixtures and in fuel products.

2-(2H-benzotriazol-2-yl)-4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol

221-573-5

3147-75-9

Very persistent and very bioaccumulative (vPvB)

(Article 57e)

Air care products, coating products, adhesives and sealants, lubricants and greases, polishes and waxes and washing and cleaning products.

2-(dimethylamino)-2-[(4-methylphenyl)methyl]-1-[4-(morpholin-4-yl)phenyl]butan-1-one

438-340-0

119344-86-4

Toxic for reproduction (Article 57c)

Inks and toners, coating products.

Bumetrizole

223-445-4

3896-11-5

vPvB

(Article 57e)

Coating products, adhesives and sealants and washing and cleaning products.

Oligomerisation and alkylation reaction products of 2-phenylpropene and phenol

700-960-7

 

vPvB

(Article 57e)

Adhesives and sealants, coating products, fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay, inks and toners and polymers.

One updated entry

Dibutyl phthalate

201-557-4

84-74-2

Endocrine disrupting properties

(Article 57(f) - environment)

Metal working fluids, washing and cleaning products, laboratory chemicals and polymers.

CIRS C&K Testing Reminder

For products exported to the European Union that contain SVHC substances exceeding 0.1%, companies are obligated to fulfill information transmission and SCIP reporting requirements. If the export volume of SVHC substances exceeding 0.1% exceeds 1 ton per year, SVHC notification must also be conducted.

Corporate Responsibilities and Obligations

Companies need to be aware of their responsibilities and obligations regarding SVHC substances in their products:

  • When the SVHC content in an article exceeds 0.1%, its suppliers must provide the recipient of the article with information on its safe use;
  • Upon consumer request, sufficient information, including substance names and their concentrations, must be provided free of charge within 45 days;
  • If the export volume exceeds 1 ton per year, importers and manufacturers of the article need to complete the notification to ECHA within 6 months from the date of exceeding the threshold;
  • Starting from 5 January 2021, substances from the SVHC list present in articles at concentrations above 0.1% need to be submitted to ECHA's SCIP database; and
  • Substances listed in the SVHC list may be included in the Authorization List in the future, requiring companies to apply for authorization to continue their use.

CIRS C&K Testing will continue to monitor developments related to SVHC and provide compliance services such as regulatory interpretation and SCIP reporting for companies.

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Further Information

ECHA News

List of 240 SVHCs