8 December 2021
Clicks 15 Tags: REACH
On 23 December 2021, the European Union has released the COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) 2021/2045 to amend the Entry 4-7 (DEHP, BBP, DBP and DIBP) to REACH Annex XIV. The amendments are as follows: Entry Nr Substance Intrinsic property(ies) referred to in Article 57 Transitional arrangements Exempted (categories of) uses Review periods Latest application date Sunset date 4 Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) EC No: 204-211-0 CAS No: 117-81-7 Toxic for reproduction (category 1B) E ...
16 September 2021
Clicks 312 Tags: SVHC
3 Sep. 2021, ECHA has released a proposal for eight chemical substances to be identified as Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC). Member States or ECHA, on request of the European Commission, may propose a substance to be identified as an SVHC by preparing a dossier in accordance with the requirements set out in Annex XV to REACH. All interested parties are invited to submit comments on such reports during the consultation. The proposal is now under public consultation and ...
16 September 2021
Clicks 288 Tags: SCIP
ECHA has published the SCIP Database. It is EU’s first public database of substances of very high concern in products. It aims to allow consumers to make more informed purchasing choices and help waste operators to further develop the re-use of articles and the recycling of materials. Around 6 000 companies across the European Union have successfully complied with their new duty to notify ECHA about products containing substances of very high concern, SVHCs. The SCIP datab ...
18 August 2021
Clicks 640 Tags: REACH
6 Aug. 2021, EU Commission has released the Commission Regulation (EU) 2021/1297 of 4 August 2021 amending Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards perfluorocarboxylic acids containing 9 to 14 carbon atoms in the chain (C9-C14 PFCAs), their salts and C9-C14 PFCA-related substances. The regulation will take effect the 20th day after its release. In Annex XVII, entry 68 is replaced by the following: 68. Linear and bran ...
10 August 2021
Clicks 605 Tags: REACH
Recently, Amazon has strictly inspected declaration of REACH conformity or heavy metal testing reports of Amazon Europe products. Products that have not submitted relevant documents within the specified time will face the risk of being suppressed. Earlier, Amazon issued an important notice requiring sellers to provide declaration of REACH conformity or heavy metal testing reports. The notice states that if you sell products on Amazon Europe, you must comply with all applicab ...
9 July 2021
Clicks 663 Tags: SVHC
8 Jul. 2021, ECHA has added 8 substances into the Candidate List of SVHCs. The Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) now contains 219 substances that may have serious effects on people or the environment. Eight substances added to the Candidate List for authorisation: Substance Name EC No. CAS No. Reason for Inclusion Examples of Uses 2-(4-tert-butylbenzyl)propionaldehyde and its individual stereoisomers - - Toxic for reproduction (Article 57 c) Cleaning ...
28 June 2021
Clicks 558 Tags: Authorisation
18 June 2021, the European Commission has submitted a notification on amending Annex XIV of the REACH Regulation and proposed to include 5 additional substances into the REACH Authorization List. These five substances are: Entry No. Substance Intrinsic property(ies) referred to in Article 57 Lastest Application Date Sunset Date Exempted Uses 55 Tetraethyllead EC No.: 201-075-4 CAS No.: 78-00-2 Toxic to Reproduction (Category 1A) 18 months after entry into force of this amend ...
15 June 2021
Clicks 617 Tags: SVHC
1 Jun. 2021, European Union has proposed to identify resorcinol (CAS No.: 108-46-3, EC No.: 203-585-2) and submitted G/TBT/N/EU/803 notification to WTO. France submitted to the European Chemicals Agency on 25 Feb. 2020, a dossier for the identification of resorcinol as a substance of very high concern due to its endocrine disrupting properties. However, as the Member State Committee did not reach unanimous agreement on the endocrine disrupting properties of resorcinol, this ...
30 April 2021
Clicks 526 Tags: REACH POP
Recently, ECHA Enforcement Forum agreed that its major enforcement project planned for 2022 (REF-10) will focus on integrated controls of consumer products. The Forum agreed that inspectors will be able to check whether products comply with many different restrictions for hazardous substances under REACH and POPs. Specific types of material such as rubber, plastic or textiles, are subject to the duties under REACH and POPs. In this way each product can be controlled by sever ...
15 April 2021
Clicks 498 Tags: REACH Authorisation
ECHA recommends for the European Commission to add seven substances, including the cyclosiloxanes D4, D5 and D6, to the Authorisation List. Once on the list, companies will need to apply for authorisation to continue using them. These substances have been added into the SVHC Candidate List on 27 Jun. 2018 as the 19th batch. List of the seven substances are as follows: # Substance Name EC No. CAS No. SVHC-relevant intrinsic property Examples of uses in the scope of authorisat ...
15 March 2021
Clicks 372 Tags: SVHC
9 March 2021, ECHA has released a proposal for eight chemical substances to be identified as Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC). Member States or ECHA, on request of the European Commission, may propose a substance to be identified as an SVHC by preparing a dossier in accordance with the requirements set out in Annex XV to REACH. All interested parties are invited to submit comments on such reports during the consultation. The proposal is now under public consultation an ...
20 January 2021
Clicks 667 Tags: SVHC
19 Jan. 2021, ECHA has added 2 substances into the Candidate List of SVHCs. The additions include two substances that are toxic to reproduction. The Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) now contains 211 substances that may have serious effects on people or the environment. Substances added to the Candidate List for authorisation on 19 Jan 2021: Substance Name EC No. CAS No. Reason for Inclusion Examples of Uses Bis(2-(2-methoxyethoxy)ethyl)ether 205-594- ...
13 November 2020
Clicks 520 Tags: REACH
National enforcement authorities and customs inspectors in 16 Member States checked almost 1 400 products and more than 300 (23 %) found to be non-compliant with certain obligations under REACH and the Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) regulations. The majority of checks addressed compliance with REACH restriction obligations, focusing on the presence of the restricted substances cadmium, lead and nickel in articles. Of the 1225 checks for restricted substances, ...
13 November 2020
Clicks 561 Tags: SCIP
Helsinki, 28 October 2020, ECHA has launched the SCIP database and companies can submit data on substances of very high concern (SVHCs) in their articles. In accordance with the requirements of the Waste Framework Directive, companies can submit their data as of 5 January 2021. Consumers and waste operators can access and use the data from February 2021 onwards. Major Updates to SCIP Database In February 2020, ECHA has launched the prototype, which allows companies to get fa ...
3 July 2020
Clicks 589 Tags: REACH
The Enforcement Forum agreed that its major enforcement project planned for 2022 (REF-10) will focus on integrated checks of products that control several duties from different pieces of legislation – mostly related to articles, but also to mixtures. Most of the products are expected to be consumer products. Inspectors will check that the products comply with restrictions for selected hazardous substances under REACH. The controls will also check whether products comply wi ...
3 July 2020
Clicks 815 Tags: REACH
Important: If you sell products on Amazon, you must comply with all applicable EU and local laws and regulations, as well as Amazon policies applicable to those products and product listings. To sell certain products on Amazon, you are required to provide the declaration of REACH conformity or testing reports. What is REACH and how does it apply to products? When selling products on Amazon, you need to ensure compliance with Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parli ...
29 June 2020
Clicks 836 Tags: SVHC
25 Jun. 2020, ECHA has added 4 substances into the Candidate List of SVHCs. The additions include three substances that are toxic to reproduction and one endocrine disruptor. The Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) now contains 209 substances that may have serious effects on people or the environment. Substances added to the Candidate List for authorisation on 25 June 2020: Substance Name EC No. CAS No. Reason for Inclusion Examples of Uses 1-vinylimida ...
24 April 2020
Clicks 695 Tags: REACH
Recently, European Safety Federation has published an article on its official website regarding "counterfeiting" CE certificate of some current personal protective equipment (PPE). The article made it clear that protective masks (type FFP2 or FFP3), protective glasses and face shields, protective gloves and garments, etc., should meet the requirements of REACH Regulation besides the CE certification. In the following, C&K Testing will fully interpret the duties and oblig ...
20 January 2020
Clicks 937 Tags: SVHC
16 January 2020, ECHA added 4 new substances to the Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs). The authorization now contains 205 substances. The new substances to the Candidate List possess probable serious effects to human health and the environment, giving rise to an equivalent level of concern to carcinogenic, mutagenic and reprotoxic (CMR), persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT) and very persistent and very bioaccumulative (vPvB) substances. ...
21 November 2019
Clicks 851 Tags: SVHC
ECHA/PR/19/15 A Forum pilot enforcement project in 15 participating countries has found that 12 % of inspected products contain substances of very high concern (SVHCs). The majority (88 %) of suppliers of these products are failing to communicate sufficient information to their customers about SVHCs in products they supply. Helsinki, 18 November 2019 – The results of the pilot project show that companies need to improve their knowledge on the products they supply to their ...
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