ECHA Consults Over Proposal to Increase SVHC List to 233 Substances

Top Quote A look at ECHA plans to list nine new SVHC for consumer goods. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) October 06, 2022 - SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, is advising stakeholders that the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has launched a consultation over its proposal to list nine new substances of very high concern (SVHC).

    The 45-day consultation was launched on September 2, 2022, and relates to:
    • 1,1'-[ethane-1,2-diylbisoxy]bis[2,4,6-tribromobenzene] (BTBPE)
    • 2,2',6,6'-tetrabromo-4,4'-isopropylidenediphenol (Tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA))
    • 4,4'-sulphonyldiphenol (Bisphenol S (BPS))
    • Barium diboron tetraoxide
    • Bis(2-ethylhexyl) tetrabromophthalate covering any of the individual isomers and/or combinations thereof (TBPH)
    • Isobutyl 4-hydroxybenzoate (Isobutylparaben (IBP))
    • Melamine (1,3,5-triazine-2,4,6-triamine)
    • Perfluoroheptanoic acid and its salts (PFHpA and its salts)
    • Reaction mass of 2,2,3,3,5,5,6,6¬-octafluoro-4-(1,1,1,2,3,3,3-heptafluoro-propan-2-yl)morpholine and 2,2,3,3,5,5,6,6-octafluoro-(heptafluoro¬propyl) morpholine

    Among this list are substances that are considered to be endocrine disrupting; carcinogenic 1B; toxic to reproduction 1B; persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT); and very persistent and very bioaccumulative (vPvB).

    SGS has published SafeGuard 110.22 to give stakeholders further information on the classification and an indication of their potential applications.

    The ECHA is accepting comments until October 17, 2022.

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    For further information contact:
    Dr. HingWo Tsang
    Global Information and Innovation Manager
    Tel: (+852) 2774 7420
    Email: ( @ ) sgs dot com
    LinkedIn: sgs-consumer-goods-&-retail

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