Update on Deca-BDE under REACH

On 19 December 2012, ECHA announced the inclusion amongst 54 substances of the flame retardant Deca-BDE in the Candidate List of SVHC substances for Authorisation under REACH. This follows the submission of an Annex XV proposal by the UK, which concluded that Deca-BDE meets the criteria in Annex XIII of REACH because of PBT/vPvB properties of its potential degradation products.

As is the standard requirement under REACH, six months after inclusion in the Candidate List producers and importers of articles must notify the ECHA if Deca-BDE is present in their articles in quantities totalling over one tonne per producer or importer per year and above a concentration of 0.1 % weight by weight (w/w). Importantly, this notification requirement will not apply in those circumstances where the specific use of Deca-BDE in the articles has already been included in the registration dossier of Deca-BDE…. Read More: clik here

Source: http://www.cefic-efra.com

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