On June 25, ECHA added four new candidates to the list of substances of very high concern. iPoint’s systems reacted immediately to the new entries in the SVHC list and are ready for an up-to-date compliance check.
Four new substances were added to the ECHA candidate list of substances of very high concern (SVHC). The three substances 1-vinylimidazole, 2-methylimidazole, and dibutylbis(pentane-2,4-dionato-O,O’)tin were added because they are toxic to reproduction. They are used in industrial processes in formulations and as monomers in the production of polymers, or as catalysts in the production of coating products.
The fourth substance, butyl 4-hydroxybenzoate (butylparaben), was added due to its endocrine disrupting properties for human health. It is used in cosmetics, personal care products, and pharmaceutical.
iPoint reacted immediately to the inclusion of the new substances in the SVHC candidate list, updated its systems and prepared them for compliance checks. Our experts entered the new SVHC candidates directly into the rule groups of the iPoint Compliance and Substance Inspector (CSI), which is implemented in iPoint’s products. On July 1, the rule group update was released and is available for compliance testing since then.
If a substance on the candidate list is present on its own, in mixtures or in articles, companies are obligated to fulfil a number of certain legal requirements.
Any supplier of articles containing an SVHC in a concentration exceeding 0.1% weight by weight must provide sufficient information to his customers and consumers.
From January 2021 onwards, importers and producers of articles containing SVHC who supply within or into the European Union must also notify the ECHA SCIP database in this case.