ECHA Adds Four New SVHCs to the Candidate List Under REACH
ECHA expands SVHC Candidate List with addition of four new substances. Stakeholders have until January 16, 2020 to notify authorities.
· 2-Methoxyethyl acetate. Listed as toxic for reproduction category 1B, this is the fifth glycol ether to be added.
· Tris(4-nonylphenyl, branched and linear) phosphite (TNPP) with ≥ 0.1% w/w of 4-nonylphenol, branched and linear (4-NP). This is listed as having probable endocrine disrupting properties.
· 4-tert-butylphenol (PTBP). Also listed as having probable endocrine disrupting properties in the environment
Article 33 of REACH requires manufacturers and suppliers of articles into the EU/EEA to provide information that allows the safe use of a product upon supply. In addition, consumers can request the same information, which must be supplied within 45 days. This applies when the concentration of SVHC is above 0.1% (w/w).
Article 7 of REACH requires manufacturers and suppliers to inform the ECHA if a product contains a SVHC in a concentration above 0.1% and in a quantity over one tonne per year.
The ECHA updated the Candidate List on July 16, 2019, meaning stakeholders have until January 16, 2020, to notify the ECHA if their articles contain the four new SVHCs at sufficient concentrations.
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