OBLIGATION TO PROVIDE INFORMATION PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 33 OF THE REACH REGULATION
REACH, the European Chemicals Regulation, has had to be implemented in all EU member states since 1st January 2007. The candidate list of SVHC substances1 according to Article 59 (1, 1 0) of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 ("REACH") has been published since 28th October 2008 and can be viewed on the ECHA-Website.
Following the SVHC identification procedure, on 27th June 2018 the European Chemicals Agency ECHA has added lead metal (EG-Nr. 231-100-4 I CAS Nr. 7439-92-1) to the REACH candidate list.
The inclusion of a substance on the EU candidate list results in obligations to provide information in the supply chain: If the limit value of 0.1m% of a substance of very high concern (SVHC) in a component product is exceeded, information must be provided in accordance with Art. 33 (1) of the REACH Regulation - irrespective of the m% proportion in the overall product. In addition, sufficient information must be provided to allow recipients of the products to use the product safely.
Some of the products manufactured and distributed by GRÖMO are affected by this obligation to provide information due to the inclusion of lead metal in the REACH candidate list. The products concerned will be provided with the following information on our order confirmations, invoices and technical data sheets:
**Obligation to provide information pursuant to Art. 33 of the REACH Regulation (SVHC candidate list): Products contain more than 0.1% lead (EC No. 231-100-4 I CAS No. (EC Inventory) 7439-92-1). Information on safe handling of lead objects can be found at www.groemo.com**
Our customers are also obliged to pass on this information to commercial customers along the supply chain. On request, this information must also be made available to end consumers. This applies regardless of a potential purchase and requires a response within 45 days.
You can download a list of all GRÖMO products currently subject to the obligation to provide information here:
Download GRÖMO REACH item list