REACH: Submit your substance in articles notification

The deadline for submitting substance in articles notifications for 10 substances of very high concern added to the Candidate List in June 2018 is 27 December 2018:

  • Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4) (EC 209-136-7). This substance may be found in flooring, furniture, toys, construction materials, curtains, footwear, leather products and electronic equipment, and in products with paper-based material (e.g. tissues, feminine hygiene products, nappies, books, magazines, wallpaper).
  • Decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5) (EC 208-764-9). This substance may be found in tyres, treated wooden products, treated textile and fabric, and brake pads in trucks or cars.
  • Dodecamethylcyclohexasiloxane (D6) (EC 208-762-8). This substance may be found in articles produced from polysiloxane polymers and resins (used, for example, in construction, aerospace and automotive sectors).
  • Ethylenediamine (EC 203-468-6). This substance may be found in adhesives and sealants, coating products, fillers, putties, plasters, and modelling clay.
  • Terphenyl hydrogenated (EC 262-967-7). This substance may be found in coatings and inks, adhesives and sealants, and plastic articles.
  • Lead (EC 231-100-4). This substance may be found in batteries, lead sheets, hot-dip galvanised steel, lead solder, lead ammunition (non-military), cable sheathing and metal articles.
  • Disodium octaborate (EC 234-541-0). This substance may be found in frits, cellulose insulation, and construction materials, flux mixtures and refractory mixtures (including stone, plaster, cement, glass and ceramic articles, and wood articles).
  • Benzo[ghi]perylene (EC 205-883-8). This substance is not registered under REACH. It may be found in vulcanising agents, adhesives, binding agents and conductive agents.
  • Benzene-1,2,4-tricarboxylic acid 1,2 anhydride (trimellitic anhydride) (TMA) (EC 209-008-0).
  • Dicyclohexyl phthalate (DCHP) (EC 201-545-9). This substance may be found in plastisol, PVC, rubber and plastic articles.

The information provided above on the types of articles/materials that may contain the substances is based on REACH data and is not exhaustive. Importers and EU producers of articles are invited to check if these substances in their articles meet the conditions for notification.

Further information is available at:

  • Notification of substances in articles

ECHA News, 28 November 2018 ; http://www.efsa.europa.eu