On the 31st of March 2015,ECHA updated the SVHC candidate list substances in articles. This blog provides examples of articles containing SVHCs that are included in the Candidate List. The data is based both on the notifications that companies have submitted to ECHA as well as on the information contained in the registration dossiers. ECHA will update the data every six months.

Notification Data

The data is based on notifications and registrations received before the 27th of February 2015 and for substances that were included in the Candidate List on 16 June 2014 and earlier. That is 335 notifications for 36 SVHC candidates. The six most frequently notified substances are listed in the table below.

SubstancesCAS No.EC No.Number of notifications
Bis (2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP)117-81-7204-211-0128
Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD)and all major diastereoisomersidentified: AlphahexabromocyclododecaneBetahexabromocyclododecane   Gammahexabromocyclododeca ne 25637-99-4, 3194-55-6 (134237-50-6) (134237-51-7) (134237-52-8)247-148-4 and221-695-935
Dibutyl phthalate (DBP)84-74-2201-557-419
Diisobutyl phthalate(DIBP)84-69-5201-553-218
Aluminosilicate Refractory Ceramic Fibres//18
Boric acid233-139-2,234-343-410043-35-3,11113-50-114

Notification Obligation

Producers and importers of articles containing any of the substances included in the Candidate List shall notify ECHA if both of the following conditions apply:

i. the substance is present in those articles in quantities totalling over one tonne per producer or exporter per year, and

ii. the substance is present in those articles above a concentration of 0.1% weight by weight.

CTI Suggestion

It is possible that there were other articles containing Candidate List substances than those mentioned in the data.  Other Candidate List substances other than those so far notified may be present in articles on the EU market also. Companies are advised to conduct a supply chain survey and fulfill the notification obligation if both the conditions above are met.