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ECHA officially publishes 15th batch SVHC Candidate List

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The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has added one new Substance (Benzo[def]chrysene) out of the four recommended substance to be included in the Candidate List of Very High Concern (SVHCs) on 20, June 2016. (±)-1,7,7-trimethyl-3-[(4-methylphenyl) methylene] bicyclo[2.2.1]heptane-2-one (4-methylbenzylidene camphor) , 1,7,7-trimethyl-3-(phenyl methylene) bicyclo [2.2.1]heptan-2-one (3-benzylidene camphor) and Dicyclohexyl phthalate (DCHP) have not been added to the Candidate List. With the newly updating, the Candidate List now contains a total of 169 substances.


15th Batch SVHC Candidate list



EC No.


Reason for inclusion




Chrysene (Benzo[a]pyrene (BaP))



Carcinogenic (Article 57 a);
Mutagenic (Article 57 b);
Toxic for reproduction (Article 57 c);
PBT (Article 57 d);

vPvB (Article 57 e)

Unintentionally add, usually as  byproduct and impurities in the process of production

Link to SVHC Candidate listhttp://echa.europa.eu/candidate-list-table


Regulatory requirements of  BaP  



Regulatory requirements


Chrysene (Benzo[a]pyrene (BaP))


1.BaP ≤1 mg/kg in extender oils and tyres ;

2.BaP ≤1 mg/kg in rubber or plastic will prolonged or short-term repetitive contact with skin or the oral cavity;

3.BaP ≤0.5 mg/kg in Toys, including activity toys, and childcare articles.

GS certifi-


1.BaP ≤0.2 mg/kg in toy materials prolonged or short-term repetitive contact with skin or the oral cavity;

2. BaP ≤0.5 mg/kg in materials prolonged or short-term repetitive contact with skin or short-term contact toy materials.

3.BaP ≤1mg/kg in other materials with short-term contact .


Legal Obligations of Companies

Producers and exporters of articles containing any of the SVHC candidates shall notify ECHA if both of the following conditions apply:

i. the substance is present in those articles in quantities totaling over on tonne per producer or exporter per year, and

ii. the substance is present in those articles above a concentration of 0.1% weight by weight.


CTI Suggestion

As the SVHC Candidate List is consistently updated, companies are facing increasing numbers of control requirements. Companies should focus on REACH news and take necessary preventative actions as soon as possible. CTI is able to offer a customized REACH solution for you.