EU Adds New Substance to the SVHC Candidate List  (CPIE-013-22)

16 June 2022

June 16, 2022  -  No. CPIE/013/22  
EU Adds New Substance to the SVHC Candidate List  
On 10th June 2022, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) released the new Candidate List of SVHCs.

With the addition of 1 new substance, the current list of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) now contains 224 substances.
Please see table 1 below for details of the new SVHC. 

Table 1:
Substance                      EC Number   CAS Number Reason for inclusion
N-(hydroxymethyl)acrylamide 213-103-2 924-42-5 Carcinogenic; mutagenic  

It is mostly used in polymers and when manufacturing other chemicals, textiles, leather or fur, paints and coatings.
Legal obligations for companies related to SVHC substances:
  • Suppliers have to give their customers and consumers enough information to allow safe use of their articles if they contain a substance of very high concern (SVHC) above a concentration of 0.1 % (weight by weight)
  • Importers and producers of articles will have to notify ECHA if their article contains SVHC substances above a concentration of 0.1% weight by weight (w/w) and the substance is present in those articles in quantities totalling over 1 tonne per producer or per importer per year. The notifications have to be submitted within six months from the date it has been included in the list.
  • Suppliers of substances on the Candidate List, supplied either on their own or in mixtures, have to provide their customers with a safety data sheet.
  • Under the Waste Framework Directive (Directive 2008/98/EC on waste- WFD), any supplier of an article containing a substance of very high concern (SVHC) in a concentration above 0.1% weight by weight (w/w) on the EU market is required to submit a SCIP Notification on that article to ECHA, as from 5 January 2021. SCIP is the database for information on Substances of Concern in articles, as such or in complex objects (products), established under the WFD. The SCIP database complements the existing notification obligations for Candidate List substances in articles under REACH and its communication through the supply chain, according to Articles 7 (2) and 33 respectively.
Click here to see the official List from ECHA’s website.


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