Introduction to Information on Candidate List substances in articles

The Information on Candidate List substances in articles contains the number of notifications, the article categories and the article types notified for use by consumers. It also contains the identified uses of the Candidate List substances where a registrant has linked the use to an Article Category in the use descriptor system.

The fact that an article contains an SVHC does not necessarily mean that consumers are exposed to it or that there is a risk for consumers.

Importers and producers of articles have to submit a notification to ECHA if a Candidate List substance is present in their articles above one tonne per year and in a concentration above 0.1% weight by weight. In some cases, in particular for articles produced in the EU, the use of the SVHC in articles will already have been covered in the registration dossier for the substance. In such cases, no separate notification by the article producer needs to be made to ECHA.

The information published does not provide a comprehensive picture of the presence of Candidate List substances in articles on the EU market. This is because, so far, ECHA has only received a limited number of notifications. In addition, the information on the article type and the use in articles in registration dossiers is usually not very specific. Consequently, it is possible that also other articles contain Candidate List substances than those mentioned in the annexed data. Furthermore, also other Candidate List substances than those so far notified may be present in articles on the EU market. 



Please note that ECHA will not be liable for losses arising out of or in connection with the use of the information provided.

The information is provided on an "as is" basis and ECHA disclaims all warranties of any kind with respect to the provided information including without limitation warranties of fitness for a particular purpose. In addition ECHA does not warrant that the information provided is accurate, complete or current.

The limitations of liability in relation to the information provided apply to the extent allowed under the applicable law to all damages of any kind, including, compensatory, direct, indirect or consequential damages, loss of data, income, production or profit, loss of or damage to property and claims of third parties.