REACH SVHC candidate list is updated to 240 substances

Helsinki, 23 January 2024 – The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has added five new chemicals to the Candidate List and then REACH SVHC is updated to be SVHC 240.

One of them is toxic for reproduction, three are very persistent and very bioaccumulative and one is toxic for reproduction and persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic. They are found in products such as inks and toners, adhesives and sealants and washing and cleaning products.

Entries added to the Candidate List on 23 January 2024:

If an article contains a Candidate List substance above a concentration of 0.1 % (weight by weight), suppliers have to give their customers information on how to use products safely. Consumers have the right to ask suppliers if the products they buy contain substances of very high concern.

Importers and producers of articles have to notify ECHA if their article contains a Candidate List substance within six months from the date it has been included in the list (23 January 2024).

EU and EEA suppliers of substances on the Candidate List, supplied either on their own or in mixtures, have to update the safety data sheet they provide to their customers.

We can help clients to test REACH SVHC 240 for their products to meet the latest European regulation.