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ECHA Adds 4 New Substances to REACH SVHC List

Little Pro on 2020-01-17 Views:  Update:2020-01-17

ECHA has added 4 more new substances to SVHC candidate list on 16 Jan 2020. The total number of SVHCs now is 205. This includes diisohexyl phthalate, PFBS and its salts.

Their hazard properties and possible uses are listed as follows:

# Substance name EC number CAS number Reason for inclusion Examples of use(s)
1 Diisohexyl phthalate 276-090-2  71850-09-4

Toxic for reproduction (Article 57 (c)) 

Not registered under REACH.
2 2-benzyl-2-dimethylamino-4'-morpholinobutyrophenone 404-360-3 119313-12-1

Toxic for reproduction (Article 57 (c)) 

The substance is used in polymer production
3 2-methyl-1-(4-methylthiophenyl)-2-morpholinopropan-1-one

400-600-6

71868-10-5

Toxic for reproduction (Article 57 (c)) 

The substance is used in polymer production
4 Perfluorobutane sulfonic acid (PFBS) and its salts  - -

Equivalent level of concern having probable serious effects to the environment (Article 57(f) - environment)

Equivalent level of concern having probable serious effects to human health (Article 57(f) – human health)
Used as a catalyst/ additive/reactant in polymer manufacture and in chemical synthesis. It is also used as a flame retardant in polycarbonate (for electronic equipment).

Immediate Impacts

Even though adding a substance to SVHC list does not mean immediate restriction or ban, EU producers or importers of articles which contain substances on the SVHC list in a concentration above 0.1% w/w have to provide sufficient information to their customers to allow safe use of the article as soon as the substances are included or, upon request, to a consumer within 45 days of the receipt of the request.

EU and EEA producers or importers of articles have to notify ECHA if their article contains a substance on the SVHC list. This obligation applies if the substance is present in those articles in quantities totalling over 1t/y per producer or importer, and if the substance is present in those articles above a concentration of 0.1% w/w 6 months from its inclusion date.

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