ECHA Adds 2 More New Substances to REACH SVHC List - Jan 2021

Little Pro on 2021-01-20

ECHA has added more new substances to SVHC candidate list on 19 Jan 2021. The total number of SVHCs now is 211. The added 2 substances are reproductive toxicants.

Their hazard properties and possible uses are listed as follows:

# Substance name EC number CAS number Reason for inclusion Examples of use(s)
1 Bis(2-(2-methoxyethoxy)ethyl)ether 205-594-7 143-24-8

Toxic for reproduction
(Article 57 (c)) 

Solvent/extraction agent.
2 Dioctyltin dilaurate, stannane, dioctyl-, bis(coco acyloxy) derivs., and any other stannane, dioctyl-, bis(fatty acyloxy) derivs. wherein C12 is the predominant carbon number of the fatty acyloxy moiety - -

Toxic for reproduction
(Article 57 (c)) 

Not registered under REACH. The mono-constituent form of the substance (dioctyltin dilaurate) is used as an additive in the production of plastics and rubber tyres.

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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