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Communication of hazardous substances (SVHC) in products needs improvement

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A pilot enforcement project in 15 participating countries has found that 12 % of inspected products contain substances of very high concern (SVHCs). ECHA informs, that the majority (88 %) of suppliers of these products are failing to communicate sufficient information to their customers about SVHCs in products they supply.

The results of the pilot project show that companies need to improve their knowledge on the products they supply to their customers and to better communicate information so that products containing substances of very high concern can be used safely.

In this project, 405 companies across 15 countries were inspected and 682 articles were checked. 84 (12 %) of the 682 articles were found to contain substances listed as being of high concern to human health or the environment (Candidate List substances) in concentrations above 0.1 % weight by weight.

ECHA/PR/19/15

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