New obligations to provide information on melamine

Melamine has been added to the REACH Candidate List of SVHCs. This means that information must be provided about melamine content in articles, and you may have to notify the information in the SCIP database. 

Melamine is frequently used in products for food contact such as hard plastic bowls, and plates and cups for young children. The substance is also used in toy tableware, building materials, fabrics and kitchen table laminates.

Legal obligation in the supply chain to provide information 
If an article contains more than 0.1% melamine by weight, this must be disclosed by all suppliers in the supply chain. In addition, article manufacturers and importers may under certain conditions be obliged to notify their use of the substance in articles to ECHA.

The obligation to provide information also means that consumers have the right to be informed, on request, whether an article contains more than 0.1% melamine by weight and how the article can be used safely.

In addition, all suppliers of articles that contain more than 0.1% melamine by weight are required to notify the information in the SCIP database, which contains information on substances of very high concern (SVHCs) in articles.

Read more about your obligations resulting from inclusion of SVHCs in the Candidate List of SVHCs

For more information on how to notify articles in SCIP, please contact:

Anne Rathmann Pedersen 
Tel +45 4516 9370 

Previous articles about SCIP and melamine:

The SCIP database is here

Melamine to be identified as SVHC substance

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