9 New Hazardous Chemicals are added to the list of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC)

9 New Hazardous Chemicals are added to the list of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC)

On 17 January 2023, ECHA confirmed the inclusion of nine new substances to the Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) list. This takes the total number of substances listed up to 233.

See the nine new additions in the table below:

 

# Substance name EC number CAS number Reason for inclusion Examples of use(s)
1 1,1'-[ethane-1,2-diylbisoxy]bis[2,4,6-tribromobenzene] 253-692-3 37853-59-1 Very persistent and very bioaccumulative 
(REACH Article 57 e)
While the substance itself is not registered under REACH, identification as an SVHC can be seen as a measure to avoid future regrettable substitution. 
2 2,2',6,6'-tetrabromo-4,4'-isopropylidenediphenol 201-236-9 79-94-7 Carcinogenic 
(Article 57 a)
As a reactive flame retardant and as an additive flame retardant in the manufacture of polymer resins, in products such as epoxy coated circuit boards, printed circuit boards, paper and textiles.
 
3 4,4'-sulphonyldiphenol 201-250-5 80-09-1 Toxic for reproduction (Article 57 c); Endocrine disrupting properties (Article 57 f – environment); Endocrine disrupting properties 
(Article 57 f – human health)
In the manufacture of: pulp, paper and paper products, textile, leather or fur and chemicals.
 
4 Barium diboron tetraoxide 237-222-4 13701-59-2 Toxic for reproduction
(Article 57 c)
 
In paints and coatings.
5 Bis(2-ethylhexyl) tetrabromophthalate covering any of the individual isomers and/or combinations thereof - - Very persistent and very bioaccumulative (Article 57 e) As a flame retardant and as a plasticiser for flexible polyvinylchloride and for use in wire and cable insulation, film and sheeting, carpet backing, coated fabrics, wall coverings and adhesives.
 
6 Isobutyl 4-hydroxybenzoate 224-208-8 4247-02-3 Endocrine disrupting properties 
(Article 57 f – human health)
In the manufacture of substances and in the following products: coating products, fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay and inks and toners.
 
7 Melamine 203-615-4 108-78-1 Equivalent level of concern having probable serious effects to human health (Article 57 f – human health); 
 
In polymers and resins, coating products, adhesives and sealants, leather treatment products, laboratory chemicals.
8 Perfluoroheptanoic acid and its salts - - Toxic for reproduction 
(Article 57 c); Persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (Article 57 d); 
Very persistent and very bioaccumulative (Article 57 e); Equivalent level of concern having probable serious effects to human health (Article 57 f – human health);
Equivalent level of concern having probable serious effects to the environment (Article 57 f – environment)
 
While the substance itself is not registered under REACH, identification as an SVHC can be seen as a measure to avoid future regrettable substitution.
9 reaction mass of 2,2,3,3,5,5,6,6-octafluoro-4-(1,1,1,2,3,3,3-heptafluoropropan-2-yl)morpholine and 2,2,3,3,5,5,6,6-octafluoro-4-(heptafluoropropyl)morpholine 473-390-7 - Very persistent and very bioaccumulative (Article 57 e) Used in articles, by professional workers (widespread uses), in formulation or re-packing, at industrial sites and in manufacturing.
 

 

It is mostly used in flame retardants, paints and coatings, inks and toners, coating products, plasticisers and in the manufacture of pulp and paper.  

 

If your article contains substance(s) included in the SVHC list in concentration above 0.1% (w/w), you need to fulfil the following obligations:

  • Duty to communication information on SVHCs

 

Producers or importers of articles which contain substances on the SVHC list in a concentration above 0.1% (w/w) must 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.

  • Notification of SVHC in articles to ECHA

 

EU and EEA producers or importers of articles must 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).

 

Click here for getting the official List from ECHA’s website.

 

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17 January 2023

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