ConsumerMail 22 - EU Update SVHC candidate list of 197 substances and the new product safety marking UKCA

ConsumerMail 22 - EU Update SVHC candidate list of 197 substances and the new product safety marking UKCA

Posted 24 February 2019

On 15 January 2019, ECHA added five new substances to the Candidate List due to the carcinogenic, toxic to reproduction, persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT) and very persistent and very bioaccumulative (vPvB) properties of the substances. One further substance has been added due to its endorcrine-discrupting properties. The new Candidate List added up to 197 after six new substances identified. 

Chemicals Updated: 

Chemicals EC no. CAS no. Reason for inclusion Examples of uses
2,2-bis(4’-hydroxyphenyl)-4-methylpentane
401-720-1
6807-17-6
Toxic for reproduction (Article 57c)
No active registrations under REACH.
Benzo[k]fluoranthene
205-916-6
207-08-9
Carcinogenic (Article 57a)
PBT (Article 57d)
vPvB (Article 57e)
Not yet registered under REACH
Fluoranthene
205-912-4
206-44-0
PBT (Article 57d)
vPvB (Article 57e)
Not yet registered under REACH
Phenanthrene   201-581-5   85-01-8   vPvB (Article 57e)   Not yet registered under REACH  
Pyrene   204-927-3
  129-00-0   PBT (Article 57d)
vPvB (Article 57e)
  Used as a transported intermediate for the manufacture of fine chemicals.  
 1,7,7-trimethyl-3-(phenylmethylene) bicyclo[2.2.1]heptan-2-one   239-139-9
  15087-24-8   Endocrine disrupting properties (Article 57(f) - environment)   Not yet registered under REACH.  

The CE marking is placed on specific products including toys, machinery and electrical equipment to show the compliance with relevant EU regulatory requirements. The new United Kingdom Conformity Assessed (UKCA) logo will need to be displayed on such items sold in the UK but products sold in EU will still need to be CE approved in the event of a hard Brexit. In a “no-deal” scenario, it is expected a grace period will be given to manufacturers to adopt the new UKCA marking after 29 March 2019.

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