The second SVHC consultation list in 2012 contains 54 substances, among which 17 substance dossiers were submitted by EU member states and the remaining 37 substances were proposed by ECHA by the end of August. The SVHC candidate list will expand to contain 138 substances in total if all 54 SVHCs are accepted. Deviating from the last SVHC candidate list update in June, the current SVHC consultation list has increasing focus on substances featuring PBT (persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic) properties and substances of equivalent level of concern (EQC). Following the first EQC (4-tert-octylphenol)
Any article supplier to the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) shall provide safe use information to the recipients upon supply and consumer upon request within 45 days, when an article contains a SVHC in a concentration above 0.1% (w/w), in accordance with Article 33 of REACH (http://www.sgs.com/
Possible Occurrence in Consumer Product
21 of the 54 substances are lead containing organic or inorganic compounds, widely used in different industries. Some of the lead compounds, including trilead dioxide phosphonate, lead oxide sulphate, [phthalato(2-)]
Substance identities of 54 potential SVHCs published by ECHA on Sep 3 2012 are shown in the latest SGS SafeGuard bulletin (http://newsletter.sgs.com/
1 ECHA launches a public consultation on 54 potential Substances of Very High Concern -(http://echa.europa.eu/
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