Cosmetics & Personal Care
ECHA lists 10 new SVHCs to Candidate List 6th July 2018
ECHA has added eight new SVHCs to the Candidate List following the SVHC identification process with the involvement of the Member State Committee (MSC). The Commission’s Decision Follows the Referral of the MSC Opinions. Two further substances, TMA and DCHP, have also been added to the list, having been identified as SVHCs by the European Commission due to their respiratory sensitizing properties and toxic for reproduction and endocrine-disrupting properties, respectively. The Commission’s decision follows the referral of the MSC opinions on these SVHC proposals in 2016.
Substances included in the Candidate List for authorization and their SVHC properties:
- Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4)
- Decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5)
- Dodecamethylcyclohexasiloxane (D6)
- Disodium octaborate
- Terphenyl hydrogenated
- Ethylenediamine (EDA)
- Benzene-1,2,4-tricarboxylic acid 1,2 anhydride (trimellitic anhydride) (TMA)
- Dicyclohexyl phthalate (DCHP).
The Candidate List is a list of substances that may have serious effects on human health or the environment. Substances on the Candidate List are also known as substances of very high concern and are candidates for eventual inclusion in the Authorization List. Once they are on the Authorization List, industry will need to apply for permission to continue using the substance after the sunset date.
Companies may have legal obligations resulting from the inclusion of the substance in the Candidate List. These obligations may apply to the listed substance on its own, in mixtures or in articles. In particular, any supplier of articles containing a Candidate List substance above a concentration of 0.1 % (weight by weight) has communication obligations towards customers down the supply chain and consumers.
In addition, importers and producers of articles containing the substance have six months from the date of its inclusion in the Candidate List (27 June 2018) to notify ECHA.