What is the difference between the REACH SVHC test and the REACH Annex 17 test for accessories on Amazon Europe ?
Amazon requires that when selling jewelry products on the Amazon platform , the products must ensure compliance with the European Union 's decree /2006 ( EC ), which sets corresponding restrictions on heavy metals in products containing metal components, and specifically requires manufacturers to provide information on product compliance with REACH REACH statement or test report for the content restrictions of cadmium, nickel and lead in regulations . If the jewelry product is a test report of REACH SVHC224 substances of high concern, then when the report is submitted to the Amazon platform, you may receive an official email indicating that the report is incomplete and affect the product listing. At this time, you can make another self-declaration Or supplement the test report of heavy metal and nickel release from accessories in REACH Annex 17 to solve the problem. So what is the difference between REACH SVHC and REACH Annex 17 ?
So what exactly does REACH registration mean, and how to do it? Today we will briefly talk about it, hoping to help those in need.
REACH refers to " Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals " and is the EU's regulation for the preventive management of all chemicals entering its market. REACH is a regulatory proposal involving the production, trade, and use of chemicals. The regulation aims to Protect human health and environmental safety, maintain and improve the competitiveness of the EU chemical industry, as well as the innovative ability to develop non-toxic and harmless compounds, prevent market fragmentation, increase the transparency of chemical use, and pursue sustainable social development .
What is the SVHC list of substances of very high concern ( REACH required by most customers is REACH SVHC )
SVHC is the English abbreviation of " Substance of Very High Concern " (Substance of Very High Concern), which refers to substances that cause risks to humans and the environment and cause high concern. As of July 1 , 2022 , the SVHC list has been updated to 224 substances. REACH is updated frequently. It is necessary for enterprises to continue to pay attention and update the report in time to avoid the report standard being expired and not recognized by customers.
What is the RSL Restricted Substance List ( REACH Annex 17 , a small number of customers and Amazon will require it)
The list of restricted substances is Annex XVII of REACH regulation , which restricts the manufacture, placing on the market and use of certain hazardous substances, preparations and articles, and is an important obligation for articles other than SVHC . It belongs to the authorized substances in Annex XIV of REACH regulation . When the existing economic and technical means can fully control the risk, alternative substances or alternative technologies can completely replace the authorized substances and their uses, ECHA will add them to the list of restricted substances in Annex XVII of REACH regulation and stipulate Its exempt amount, restricting its production or import within the EU.
The REACH regulation stipulates that a substance contained in Annex XVII restricted by itself , in preparations or in articles shall not be manufactured, placed on the market or used unless it complies with the restrictions. All products circulating in the EU must meet the restriction requirements of Annex XVII of the REACH regulation . Enterprises need to carry out restriction inspection and testing on the products, abide by the restriction conditions, and ensure the smooth progress of trade with the EU. In the EU market, if the substances controlled by Reach Appendix 17 exceed the standard, they will face destruction and recall; and if only the substances controlled in SVHC exceed the standard, the product will be marked in a conspicuous position according to the requirements . Excessive substances and effects, the product can still be Sold on the EU market. Compared with SVHC 2 24 items of very high concern substances, the requirements of REACH Annex 17 are much stricter.
The REACH Annex 17 test defines the product definition for accessories :
1. Jewelry and imitation jewelry worn on the wrist and ankle, such as bracelets and anklets;
2. Jewelry and imitation jewelry worn on the neck, such as necklaces;
3. Jewelry that pierces the skin and imitation jewelry, such as earrings and piercing goods;
4. Jewelry and imitation jewelry worn on fingers and toes, such as rings and toe rings.